“Mum, there’s some people here from college, they asked me back to theirs. Just for an hour or so. Is that OK?”

Midsummer 2017: teenage mum Tallulah heads out on a date, leaving her baby son at home with her mother, Kim.

At 11pm she sends her mum a text message. At 4.30am Kim awakens to discover that Tallulah has not come home

Friends tell her that Tallulah was last seen heading to a pool party at a house in the woods nearby called Dark Place

Tallulah never returns.

2018: walking in the woods behind the boarding school where her boyfriend has just started as a head-teacher, Sophie sees a sign nailed to a fence.

A sign that says: DIG HERE . . .

Firstly a massive thank you to the publishers for my copy to review on netgalley. I’m a huge fan of Lisa’s books and I don’t think she could write bad if she tried.

I didn’t whizz through as life got bit hectic this week but it was quite a treat to have it savoured to dip into when i could.

Every parents nightmare happens in this book when a child goes missing. Lisa captures all the emotions felt surrounding this.

Written in alternate timeliness and narratives we get a feel of who the characters really are and they are not as they seem to be in the first chapters.

Secrets are about to be exposed and are people really telling the truth about that night? Why would a friend lie and what scandal will possibly be revealed.

Tense and gripping . With every book by This author you are guaranteed a treat of escapism in the best way ..through the magic of storytelling! This will not doubt be another bestseller. I absolutely loved it .

Published July 22nd so just in time for a summer read.

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