(Book review by Melissa Delport)
From the acclaimed author of I Found You, comes a dark, twisted thriller that will keep you up until the early hours…
Ellie was fifteen, a golden child with a promising future. And then, in the blink of an eye, she was gone.
It has been ten years since Ellie disappeared, but not a day goes by that her mother doesn’t think of her. In the decade since Ellie’s disappearance, Laurel’s marriage has ended, her relationships with her remaining two children have deteriorated, and her life has become a monotonous cycle. She is existing, but not living.
She is existing, but not living.
Enter Floyd, a charismatic, attractive stranger who Laurel meets in a café. It’s not long before Laurel finds herself swept up by Floyd’s charm and in a very real relationship for the first time in ten years. And then, Laurel meets Poppy, Floyd’s nine-year-old daughter. Poppy is pretty, precocious, and the splitting image of Ellie.
What follows is a tale both gritty and disturbing, as the reader uncovers the truth about Ellie’s disappearance, and falls into the shocking web that Jewell has woven.