This was my first visit reading a thriller and what an amazing thriller this was and so surprising for me was that I enjoyed every page of it. Alex is certainly a brilliant author as this had so much gruesome detail you could actually picture it and even imagine the smells as it was so graphic. Not very good if you have a sensitive tummy but excellent if you like this type of book. I will be looking out for the next Alex Marwood book, hoping it is as good as this one. I particularly like the way all the loose ends were tied up with brilliant endings. No wonder this book has so many reviews and congratulations as it is up there in my top ten books.
This is indeed a very dark thriller and will not appeal to everyone, not for the faint hearted as this touches on a subject that should never happen. I thought the story and the writing were excellent, Alex Marwood is indeed a very talented woman. This story consists of secrets and lies mainly about Coco a three-year old and her disappearance, in some ways it touches your heart but I think mainly you just feel pure anger that some people can be so cool and calculating. I would not be surprised if this is not optioned for TV as the drama is excellent, paced just right to involve many people’s lives. The story does flick between the disappearance and her fathers funeral but once you realise that it reads wonderful. I am giving this five stars as it’s different and still unexpected in places. Well worth a trip to your book shop or on-line at Amazon.