BOOK REVIEW THE MISSING ONE BY LUCY ATKINS

The loss of her mother has left Kali McKenzie with too many unanswered questions. But while clearing out Elena’s art studio, she finds a drawer packed with postcards, each bearing an identical one-line message a Canadian gallery owner called Susannah Gillespie: thinking of you. Who is this woman and what does she know about Elena’s hidden past?

Desperate to find out, Kali travels with her toddler, Finn, to Susannah’s isolated home on a remote British Columbian island, a place of killer whales and storms. But as bad weather closes in, Kali quickly realises she has made a big mistake. The handsome and enigmatic Susannah refuses to talk about the past, and as Kali struggles to piece together what happened back in the 1970s, Susannah’s behaviour grows more and more erratic. Most worrying of all, Susannah is becoming increasingly preoccupied with little Finn . . .

A tense, thrilling novel about a family divided by secrets, and the lengths a mother will go to protect her child.

The cover of this is striking and very intriguing .This is the debut novel of this authors which I didn’t realise and you wouldn’t expect from the strength of this book .

This is a very tense dramatic story in which we know something is amiss in  Kalis family history . In Kalis journey to investigate her mums past she discovers more about her self than she imagined .

A well written book about loss grief and family lies .

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