They never found Leah Parata. Not a boot, not a backpack, not a turquoise beanie. After she left me that day, she vanished off the face of the earth.
A close-knit community is ripped apart by disturbing revelations that cast new light on a young woman’s disappearance twenty-five years ago.
After years of living overseas, Emily returns to New Zealand to care for her father who has dementia. As his memory fades and his guard slips, she begins to understand him for the first time – and to glimpse shattering truths about his past.
Are some secrets best left buried?
I found this such a great read, it had everything I wanted and more. I was engaged from the first chapter and couldn’t wait to see what the outcome was going to be. I think the sensitive topics that are discussed in this book are relatable and I think people will be able to relate and connect with the characters. It is an emotional story and I did have to reach for a tissue a couple of times but it is also very raw and honest and that’s why I enjoyed it so much. Charity is definitely an author who I want to keep on my radar and I look forward to her next book.
I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.
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