Publication date 01.04.21
They say you can't choose your family . . . But what if they're wrong?
Chloe lives a quiet life. Working as a newspaper archivist in the day and taking care of her nan in the evening, she's happy simply to read about the lives of others as she files the news clippings from the safety of her desk.
But there's one story that she can't stop thinking about. The case of Angie Kyle – a girl, Chloe's age, who went missing as a child. A girl whose parents never gave up hope.
When Chloe's nan is moved into care, leaving Chloe on the brink of homelessness, she takes a desperate step: answering an ad to be a lodger in the missing girl's family home. It could be the perfect opportunity to get closer to the story she's read so much about. But it's not long until she realizes this couple isn't all they seem. In a house where everyone has something to hide, is it possible to get too close?
Five Star Review
What a fantastic read.
Really superb writing that evokes a suffocating sense of dread. It is very difficult to write a review for this book without the fear of giving the plot or twists away because you need to find that out yourself. Safe to say - it blew me away.
I really felt engaged with Chloe and was caught up in her tale. I really wanted things to work out for her.
She has a very childlike quality and a deep desperation to belong, this need causes her to take risks both personally and professionally as she seeks to solve the case of a missing child.