The Cold Cold Sea – Linda Huber

They stared at each other, and Maggie felt the tightness in her middle expand as it shifted, burning its way up… Painful sobs rose in her throat as Colin, his face expressionless now, reached for his mobile and tapped 999.

When three-year-old Olivia disappears from the beach, a happy family holiday comes to an abrupt end. Maggie is plunged into the darkest nightmare imaginable – what happened to her little girl?

Further along the coast, another mother is having problems too. Jennifer’s daughter Hailey is starting school, and it should be such a happy time, but the child has become moody and silent. Family life has never seemed so awkward, and Jennifer struggles to maintain control.

The tide ebbs and flows, and summer dies, but there is no comfort for Maggie, alone now at the cottage, or for Jennifer, still swamped by doubts.



My review

If you believe it enough, others will too …

OMG, what was that? I loved this book. It simply is a huge vat, filled to the brim with emotions. Being a mum myself, I could relate to both mums. I could feel what they were going through and although I can understand some actions, I certainly don’t agree with them.

Every main character was well developped and they seemed so real. The story was fluently written, emotional, heartfelt and shows that ‘love’ and heartbreak can work in mysterious ways. I just had to keep on reading.

This author will be added to my list of favourite authors and I am definitely going to look out for more of her books. 5 stars do not seem to be enough.

Thank you, Linda Huber and LoveBooksGroup.


About the author

Linda Huber grew up in Glasgow, Scotland, but went to work in Switzerland for a year aged twenty-two, and has lived there ever since. Her day jobs have included working as a physiotherapist in hospitals and schools for handicapped children, and teaching English in a medieval castle. Currently, she teaches one day a week and writes psychological suspense novels and feel-good novellas with (most of) the rest of her time.

Her writing career began in the nineties when she had over fifty short stories published in women’s magazines. Several years later, she turned to psychological suspense fiction, and her seventh novel, Death Wish, was published by Bloodhound Books in August 2017.

Linda’s latest project is a series of feel-good novellas, set on the banks of Lake Constance and just minutes from her home in north-east Switzerland. She really appreciates having the views enjoyed by her characters right on her own doorstep!