Ten years ago, the Harper family disappeared. Their deserted cottage was left with the water running, the television playing cartoons, the oven ready for baking. The doors were locked from the inside.
Overnight, the sleepy village of Nighbrook became notorious as the scene of the unsolved mystery of the decade, an epicentre for ghoulish media speculation.
For crime journalist Naomi, solving the case has turned into an obsession. So now, with Ivy Cottage finally listed for sale, it’s her chance to mount an investigation like no other. And her husband and stepdaughter don’t really need to know what happened in their new home… do they?
But Nighbrook isn’t quite the village she expected. No one wants to talk to her. No one will answer her questions. And as she becomes increasingly uneasy, it’s clear that the villagers are hiding something―that there is something very dark at the heart of this rural idyll. And the deeper she digs, the more it seems her investigation could be more dangerous than she ever imagined… In raking up the secrets of the past, has she made her own family the next target?
This was a fantastic read even better than Caroline’s previous novel The Midnight Man, the story was engaging and captivated me so much the last half of the book I didn’t put down and read for at least 2 hours solidly. I loved the sound of the plot, all about the village where a family disappeared, but where are they now? who is to blame? I had my suspicions about most of the villagers but you literally wouldn’t believe half of the twists and turns that happen in the story. It was a great story that made me slightly on edge and trying to work out what had happened to the family before the story ended. I didn’t believe an ending could be that dramatic but it shocked me to the core. Such a brilliant read, that I will certainly be raving about. This book is going to be a huge hit when it comes out. This is a thriller at it’s finest.
I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.