He went missing when you were sixteen. Was it all your fault?Trembling with shock, Jodie picks up the old T-shirt. She hasn’t seen it for twenty years. Her boyfriend had been wearing it – her Ben – the day he went missing. The last time anyone saw him alive.After her dad’s funeral, all Jodie wants is to clear out her childhood home as quickly as possible and get back to life with her son. But a terrifying discovery changes everything she knew about her kind, loving father.Her boyfriend Ben went missing when they were just teenagers. His parents still stare out the window desperately waiting for him to come home. So how did the T-shirt he was wearing when Jodie saw him walk away from their last date end up in her father’s attic?The search for answers leads Jodie to an old family friend who knows all her father’s secrets. She can’t shake his questions about her older brother, and the real reason their dad left everything to Jodie, not him. But when a stranger begins to follow her around their little town, and a deadly fire breaks out in her home, it’s clear someone will do anything to stop Jodie finding the truth about Ben’s disappearance. Has Jodie unknowingly put her own son in terrible danger?
When someone you love dies and it’s up to you to clear out the house it’s ever easy because every little thing has a bunch of memories attached to them. It’s almost impossible to throw something away, but you have to. So you decide to start in a place you think will hold the least memorable things: the attic. But boy oh boy, were you in for a surprise! You find something you have not seen in about two decades. Something you thought you would never see again and more importantly why is it here in the first place?
You are transported back to your teenage self at the speed of light…
Suddenly you start doubting people who have known for a very long time. You thought you knew them, but did you?
Jodie does not know what to think and she has a lot more questions than answers. Time to start digging…
She does not only have to deal with the past, but her present life is not a bed of roses either.
She has a lot to think about and decide whether some things are better left buried.
We always feel for the victims, but often they are not so innocent either.
I love reading thrillers. It’s so entertaining to try and find out who the culprit is. I sleuth with bags of enthusiasm, but my results are often lacking. 😊 I don’t mind though. Trying to unravel the mystery is a lot of fun and I always admire the author for being able to keep me in the dark. 5 stars for this great story.
Thank you, Kerry Wilkinson and Bookouture
About the author
Kerry Wilkinson is from the English county of Somerset but has spent far too long living in the north. It’s there that he’s picked up possibly made-up regional words like ‘barm’ and ‘ginnel’. He pretends to know what they mean.
He’s also been busy since turning thirty: his Jessica Daniel crime series has sold more than a million copies in the UK; he has written a fantasy-adventure trilogy for young adults; a second crime series featuring private investigator Andrew Hunter and the standalone thriller, Down Among The Dead Men.