It was the day when everything stopped.


At quarter past two on a hot afternoon in August, Anna’s beautiful, headstrong elder sister Rose disappears.


Twenty years later, Anna still doesn’t know whether Rose is alive or dead. In her early thirties now, she sees her future unfolding – with sensible, serious Martin and a grown-up, steady job – and finds herself wondering if this is what she really wants.


Unable to take control of her life while the mystery of her sister’s disappearance remains unsolved, Anna begins to search for the truth: what did happen to Rose that summer’s day?


The stunning first adult novel from the distinguished Costa Award winner.


Thank you to Alison Barrow from Transworld books for sending me a review copy.

I haven’t read any of this authors previous work and this is her first adult novel so that was exciting.

I love the cover which will be on the final copy which will be available from the 17th July.

As I write this review im feeling very tired as I simply had to finish this book once I started .I couldn’t put it down ,I ahd to know what happened to Rose.

There are twists ,turns and many shocks .

It is a story of secrets ,lies,love and family connections.

The book changed from the present to when Rose and Anna were younger so we got to see what the charactars were like growing up which was crucial I think .

We also were able to read the mums story In present time and when she was   a teenager. This enabled the book to have variety and intrigue.

I really enjoyed this book and hope Linda is writing more adult books .

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