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Summary

I am cooking spaghetti, his favourite, while he plays in the garden. But when I look up, he’s gone. I call the police, my hands shaking so much that I hit the wrong digits twice. "My son is missing."

When the police turn up, I’m trapped in the web of my lies.

I have hidden the truth from eight-year-old Riley, my little boy who loves climbing trees and always has scraped knees. I have hidden my secret from everyone.

Riley knows his father is dead but he has no idea why. He doesn’t know his dad’s real name, and there are no pictures in the house. Not a single person knows what happened eight years ago.

I love my son more than anything but the truth is, I have always feared for him. When the first gift arrived in our mailbox, wrapped in blue paper with silver stars, I realised I was right to be afraid.

Now, I can see the question in the detectives’ eyes. Am I a mother with a missing child or a mother with a lot to hide? I need them to save my son - but how much can I tell them without losing him forever?

A totally gripping psychological thriller that will get your pulse racing like crazy as it hits you with twist after twist after twist!

©2021 Nicole Trope (P)2021 Bookouture, an imprint of Storyfire Ltd.

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boring

I'm only partly in and I'm very bored... who is this 8 year old child who acts like a 4 year old?

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  • 31-10-21

Don't bother...

This book was awful!! Don't waste your time like I did...
Definitely NOT A THRILLER! IDK WHY IT HOW THIS BOOK EVEN GOT 3 STARS LET ALONE 4 OR 5.

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  • Lulu Dx
  • 27-01-22

Not a bad story

There is a lot to like about this story but for me it’s really hard to overcome when when there is too much repetition. It becomes a need for word count rather than really good content. Also there were too many loose ends used as distractions that really weren’t necessary as the plot had substance on its own. It just needed more rather than the repetition. I feel it makes the reader lose interest/empathy. Riley, Sam, Beverly & Scotty saved the book in the end though.

Narration was good.