Only Daughter – Sarah A. Denzil

Kat experiences every mother’s worst nightmare when her only child’s body is found lifeless in an overgrown, abandoned quarry.

Desperate to find out what happened, Kat questions those closest to her as she tries to piece together the last days of Grace’s life. But as a darker side to her little girl begins to unravel, Kat wonders if she ever really knew Grace.

As Kat is drawn into a twisted game of lies, is she also in terrible danger? And will she be able to unlock her daughter’s final shocking secret?

Even if the truth is unthinkable



My review

My first book by this author and she truely blew me away. While I was reading it, people were talking to me (well, they told me they had to repeat twice what they were saying before being able to catch my attention) without me noticing. I took the book with me to the hairdresser and normally I can’t concentrate due to all the noise there, but with this story everything else was put on the back burner.

It’s no surprise that the past influences you for the rest of your life. Sometimes it are heaps of happy memories and the sad or bad ones don’t surface very often. For some people though it’s impossible to find some good ones between all the misery.

When this occurs, it’s time to find professional help and to try and learn to live your life the best you can. Is this enough though?

This story is captivating from the very start. There is never a dull moment. The author keeps throwing possible suspects at you and you really don’t know anymore if you are coming or going. I just love it.

This was a wonderful messing-with-your-head kind of book. I am definitely looking forward to more works of art by this author. 5 stars.

Thank you, Sarah A. Denzil, Bookouture and Netgalley.

Book received courtesy of publisher/author.


About the author

Sarah A. Denzil is a British suspense writer from Derbyshire. In her alternative life–AKA Sarah Dalton–she writes speculative fiction for teenagers, including The Blemished, Mary Hades and White Hart.

Sarah lives in Yorkshire with her partner, enjoying the scenic countryside and rather unpredictable weather.

Saving April, Sarah’s debut suspense thriller, is a psychological look into the minds of the people around us who we rarely even consider – our neighbours. What do we really know about them, and what goes on when the doors are closed?

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