My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I’ve heard and read many good reviews about this book and now I am so happy I gave it a chance. This is my first book by Lisa Jewell, and I’m sure it is not the last. I was hooked to the story from the very first pages. I must warn you, this is a very chilling and shocking story.
Child’s disappearance is any mother’s worst nightmare. And Laurel was not an exception. After Ellie has vanished, Laurel’s marriage and relationship with her older children felt apart. But just like every mother, Laurel never lost hope of finding her daughter again. And one fine day, in a cafe, she runs into a very handsome tall dark stranger who sweeps her off her feet.
After meeting Laurel’s new lover, her family starts to wonder if she has found a replacement for a family she has lost 10 years ago. Floyd seems to have the same style of clothes and manners as Paul, Laurel’s ex-husband, he lives just blocks away from family’s old home that was sold after Paul and Laurel’s divorce… and his nine-year-old daughter Poppy is a split image of Ellie.
Creepy? I know! But it gets much worse! I was literally on the edge of my seat by the time I reached the end of the book. This is one of my favorite suspense novels. It keeps the reader thinking. I did figure out a few plot twists before I got to it in the book, but the overall story is quite atrocious.