8-year-old Leila Smith has seen and heard things that no child should ever have to. On the Hawthorn Estate, where she lives, she often stays out after dark to avoid going home.
But what Leila doesn’t know is that someone has been watching her in the playground. One day, she disappears without a trace…
The police start a nationwide search but it’s as if Leila has vanished into thin air. Who kidnapped her? What do they want? Will she return home safely or is she lost forever?
I have read all of Lisa’s previous novels and loved them, this one was good but not as good as her books before. The storyline is a controversial storyline where a child goes missing but who has taken her? the book points the finger at a few people and us as readers find out who it is and how they go about after taking the child. The characters are well thought out and I don’t really know how I felt about the mother, I felt sorry for her but on the other hand I didn’t. It was a hard one to explain. Some people have said that there were faults with this book and there may be but at the end of the day it is a made up story so who cares. I found it a really good read and gripping. I look forward to Lisa’s next book.
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