lisa_previewFrom Goodreads: “Bonfire Night. A missing girl.
Anna only takes her eyes off Laurel for a second. She thought Laurel was following her mum through the crowds. But in a heartbeat, Laurel is gone.
Laurel’s parents are frantic. As is Anna, their nanny. But as the hours pass, and Laurel isn’t found, suspicion grows.
Someone knows what happened to Laurel. And they’re not telling.
Have You Seen Her? is the breath-taking new thriller with a killer twist from bestseller Lisa Hall.”

My Review

This was a great twisty thriller my first book by Lisa Hall but definitely not my last!

The story is told by Anna Laurel’s nanny. I liked Anna, but I really didn’t know whether I could trust her or not. I kept wondering if she was telling the truth, or if she was an unreliable narrator, especially when she kept alluding to something that happened in her past.

Fran and Dominic, Laurel’s parents were quite spiky characters, not people I really warmed to, but of course felt terrible for, although could they be trusted? And what about Kelly the family liaison police officer? Was she on the level?

As well as being a book about a missing child it’s also a book full of secrets and about the past lives of the main characters.

The twist was very clever and left me with worries for some of the characters after I’d finished it. That doesn’t happen to me very often so it’s definitely the sign of a good book for me.

Kristin Atherton is superb as the narrator bringing all the characters to life with a full range of voices and emotions. I particularly enjoyed her voice for Fran Lauren’s Mum,  and Ruth the West Country sounding neighbour. I haven’t listened to any audiobooks by her before but I’ll certainly look out for her voice talents in the future.

I thoroughly recommend this audiobook if you enjoy thrillers!

Thanks so much to Joe Thomas at HQ for my digital copy and for the invitation to join the audiobook blog tour.

Have You See Her by Lisa Hall is available now on audio and will be published on May 2nd in ebook and paperback.

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About the Author

Lisa loves words, reading and everything there is to love about books. She has dreamed of being a writer since she was a little girl – either that or a librarian – and after years of talking about it, was finally brave enough to put pen to paper (and let people actually read it). Lisa lives in a small village in Kent, surrounded by her towering TBR pile, a rather large brood of children, dogs, chickens and ponies and her long-suffering husband. She is also rather partial to eating cheese and drinking wine.

Readers can find Lisa on Twitter and on her website