Charlotte is looking after her best friend’s daughter the day she disappears. She thought the little girl was playing with her own children. She swears she only took her eyes off them for a second.
Devastated, Harriet can no longer bear to see Charlotte. No one could expect her to trust her friend again. Only now she needs to because two weeks later Harriet and Charlotte are both questioned by the police. And secrets begin to surface.
About the author
Heidi Perks worked as a marketing director before becoming a full time mother and writer. She is a voracious reader of crime fiction and thrillers and endlessly interested in what makes people tick. Heidi lives in Bournemouth with her family.
This is the first novel I have read by Heidi Perks and it was excellent.
A ‘friendship’ between Charlotte and Harriet is the theme throughout the novel although most of the time they are not friends because Charlotte manages to let Harriet’s daughter, Alice, out of her sight at a local fete and she disappears.
Charlotte is riddled with guilt and to make matters worse most of her so-called friends start to ignore her and almost accuse her of being at fault when it comes to light she had been posting on Facebook at the time of the disappearance.
Cleverly plotted with several twists and turns, the reader is taken on an unusual journey.
The story unfolds through the police interviews and the individual stories to the conclusion, which was realistically written without pulling any punches.
Thank you to NetGalley, Random House UK, Cornerstone Century and Heidi Perks for my free copy in return for my honest review.
Brilliant Read. Highly recommended.
(Remember – one post on Facebook and you can miss an abduction)