Trigger warning for descriptions of violence.
What if you began to suspect your child of an unspeakable crime?
One night changed everything. A father murdered in his bed. A mother beaten almost to death. A daughter who claims she knew nothing about her boyfriend’s murderous plans. But is she telling the truth?
Hanna can’t remember the details of what happened that traumatic night, she barely survived the brutal assault that left her a widow. However, if she is to keep her husband’s killer in jail, she knows she has to try. But Hanna hadn’t realised that those memories may cause her to question everything she thought she knew about her daughter…
I have honestly had this book on my shelf for so long and I’m glad I finally got around to it. It’s intense, scary and made me look over my shoulder a couple of times.
The book follows Hanna as she tries to recover her memories from the attack that killed her husband, Joe, and left her close to dead three years before the book starts. The man who was arrested and charged for the attack and muder, Rud, has just won his appeal for a new trial and many people believe that Hanna’s youngest daughter, Dawn, had something to do with it as she was dating Rud.
It took me a bit to get into the book because it is a bit slow paced at first and the chapters are quite long and I hate to stop reading in the middle of a chapter but I had to a couple of times, but once I got going it was hard to put down.
Do you guys ever have those moments when you’re reading and start exclaming out loud? Well that happened a few times for me with this book, I just kept saying ‘Why are you doing that!?’ Or ‘Oh come on that was such a bad decision!’
When I first started reading this book I did find the family a bit strange and the bonds between the parents and the daughters a little odd, kind of like something was definitely up and something was going on that I just couldn’t quite figure out.
I really enjoyed how the book developed only over a couple of weeks and seeing the characters grow from the flashbacks in dfferent points in their lives to the present.
Overall I think it was a pretty good book to read especially as it’s started to get cold and dark.