Tuesday, 30 January 2018

The Daughter - Lucy Dawson

About the book… 
You lost your daughter. You will never forgive yourself. Now someone's determined to make you pay…

Seventeen years ago, something happened to Jess’s daughter Beth. The memory of it still makes her blood run cold. Jess has tried everything to make peace with that day, and the part she played in what happened. It was only a brief moment of desire… but she’ll pay for it with a lifetime of guilt.

To distance herself from the mistakes of the past, Jess has moved away and started over with her family. But when terrifying things begin happening in her new home, Jess knows that her past has finally caught up with her. Somebody feels Jess hasn’t paid enough, and is determined to make her suffer for the secrets she’s kept all these years.

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About the author… 
Bestselling author Lucy Dawson has had six books published, and her work has been translated into numerous languages. Lucy read Psychology at Warwick University before working as a magazine editor. She now writes full time and lives in Devon with her husband and children.

My thoughts…
I was given an ecopy of this book by Kim at Bookouture in exchange for an honest review.  This is something I'm more than happy to do.

Oh my giddy aunt - what an addictively captivating book, I read this on the last day of 2017 and was totally gripped, so much so I kept delaying getting ready to go out and celebrate the New Year.  Just one more chapter......, the pages practically turned themselves.

Lucy Dawson certainly knows how to grab your attention. The story begins with a gut wrenching tragedy, how do you pick yourself up from a situation that would be every parents living nightmare?!  The storyline literally explodes off the page, leaving so much debris in its wake - sifting through the remains is gut wrenching and sheer torture. Jess and husband Ben are plunged into an abyss and Jess in particular can't seem to find a way to crawl out.  It's not the first trauma she's had to endure and the sheer pain and tragedy of this story are palpable as the past meets the present.  Strange things keep happening but who was responsible and why?  These are the questions I tried to second guess.

The twists and turns of this story are like shooting stars, one after another exploding across the pages as I gasped at the sheer horror, torment and reality as Jess tries to pick her way through the debris of her life as bit by bit she is sent mad with torment.  

I formed opinions and ideas about each and every character and tried without success to second guess how they all fitted together in this maze of hurt, anger, deceit, revenge love and hate. This is a book that will touch your heart, will make you gasp and cry out, the sheer tension and emotion fizzes from the pages.

Thank you so much Bookouture for the opportunity to read and review this outstanding book