By Shari Lapena ***
This was not that depressingly predictive, yet not completely amazing. Still gets you hooked till the end coz you just wanna know how it ends.
You never know what’s happening on the other side of the wall.
Your neighbour told you that she didn’t want your six-month-old daughter at the dinner party. Nothing personal, she just couldn’t stand her crying.Your husband said it would be fine. After all, you only live next door. You’ll have the baby monitor and you’ll take it in turns to go back every half hour.
Your daughter was sleeping when you checked on her last. But now, as you race up the stairs in your deathly quiet house, your worst fears are realized. She’s gone.
You’ve never had to call the police before. But now they’re in your home, and who knows what they’ll find there.What would you be capable of, when pushed past your limit?
No matter if you are slow reader this is a one sit book. Not only coz it seems to be shorter in size but it is the story that kinda runs fast. It’s like you are tumbling and you just have to see where you land, you can’t pause a tumble you just stop at the end.
This is a mystery thriller so there were few twists and they went something like this,
“predictable, predictable, ok that was interesting, seriously this was too late coming, finally! yes, OMFG”
that right there is the review in short. 😀
It’s really good for a debut, I’ll give you that. The book is kinda boringly predictable yet somehow you cling on to it by your fingernails just wanting to get to the end already. If you’ve read a weird listings of missing people cases you’ll know that this is not a completely new concept or completely imaginative. You can read about Madelein McCann for example. Even though that poor lil girl was never found and is a bit older than the protagonist’s daughter, seems somewhat similar or at least looks like this is where the author got the idea from.
Apart from trying to give away nothing, I can tell you that the narration is from third perspective and the reveals were quite a bit fuzzy here and there yet I was very impressed with the book. Story might not seem completely out of the blue, but it does have it’s perks.