It happens to every mother. One day, the daughter whose whole world you once were, becomes someone you barely know. And you don’t know the secrets she’s hiding…
One hot summer night, 15-year-old Olivia comes home late from a party she was strictly forbidden from going to, and she and her mother, Hannah, start arguing. Soon Olivia speaks the words that every parent has heard from their teenage child:
‘I hate you. You’ve ruined my life. And I’m never speaking to you again.’
Olivia has never been an easy child, a sharp contrast to her easy-going, happy-go-lucky little sister. But Hannah thinks Olivia’s outburst is the end of a normal family argument. In fact, it’s only the beginning of a nightmare…
After one day of silence, Hannah thinks Olivia is taking a teenage sulk too far. After two days, she starts to feel anxious that something more serious could be going on. After a week, when her daughter still hasn’t spoken, Hannah knows that Olivia is hiding a bigger darkness – something that could threaten to tear their precious family apart…
If you are looking for a story where the reader is put on a wrong footing, you should try this one!
When you start reading, you are convinced that the author is going to take you from A to B, eventually with slight a detour via C but in fact she takes you from A to B via Z!
In the beginning you think it’s quite clear who is behind everything, but there was always a little feeling that I had that somehting did not really add up.
I was hoping that I was right on one of the secrets that I thought I had unravelled. On the one hand it filled me with disgust. On the other hand it would certainly be a brilliant move by the author. I was happy and sad at the same time that I was right.
It was so hideous, but perfect for a story in this genre.
She invented a totally disturbed baddie which leads to an amazing book. 5 stars
Thank you, Victoria Jenkins and Bookouture
About the author
Victoria Jenkins lives with her husband and daughter in South Wales, where her series of crime novels featuring Detectives King and Lane is based. Her debut novel The Girls in the Water is an Amazon UK top 30 bestseller, and top 5 bestseller in the Amazon US chart.
Her first psychological thriller, The Divorce, was published in July 2019. The second, The Argument, publishes December 10th 2019.
Apple Books: https://apple.co/2mUlIKN