Mysteries & Thrillers, Standalone Sunday

Standalone Sunday

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Standalone Sunday is a weekly meme hosted by  Megan @ bookslayerreads.

Standalone Sunday was created to let others know about all the standalone books you have loved, but maybe don’t get the attention they need. Megan created the banner as well and anyone joining in can use it too. Why not check out her blog too🙂

20505127   Daughter by Jane Shemilt

Jenny is a successful family doctor, the mother of three great teenagers, married to a celebrated neurosurgeon.

But when her youngest child, fifteen-year-old Naomi, doesn’t come home after her school play, Jenny’s seemingly ideal life begins to crumble. The authorities launch a nationwide search with no success. Naomi has vanished, and her family is broken.

As the months pass, the worst-case scenarios—kidnapping, murder—seem less plausible. The trail has gone cold. Yet for a desperate Jenny, the search has barely begun. More than a year after her daughter’s disappearance, she’s still digging for answers—and what she finds disturbs her. Everyone she’s trusted, everyone she thought she knew, has been keeping secrets, especially Naomi. Piecing together the traces her daughter left behind, Jenny discovers a very different Naomi from the girl she thought she’d raised.”

This was another fantastic read from my local library that had me hooked from the first few pages. The writing was beautiful and the characters very real. I could probably read this again in a few years time even though I know the story. It was such a joy to read even though the subject matter was dark. Definitely a new favourite author for me and one I will be looking out for in the future.
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