Some secrets should have stayed buried…
Lucy Mitchell was abandoned by her mother and left to fend for herself in foster care. This is where she met Amber and Josh, but living in a strict foster home brought fears of its own. Fears that brought Amber and Lucy closer together.
Amber and Lucy formed a pact. They said they would be friends for life and often found solace in the local woods to escape from their foster carer, Linda. This was a place they used to hide together, but when one day only one girl returns from the woods, a note is found saying that Amber has run away.
Fifteen years later and Lucy is busy planning the wedding of her dreams with Josh until a body is found, then the trauma of Lucy’s past comes back to haunt her.
Tensions mount as Lucy, Josh and Linda all have secrets to hide and distrust makes them question each other’s story around Ambers disappearance. As the body’s identity is soon to be exposed, life for Lucy takes a terrifying turn for the worst when a new note appears saying Lucy is next!
Who is innocent and who is guilty? The tension is well built up and I liked the alternating points of view as a chapter structure because they helped go deeper into each character’s experience and helped the already fast pace. The pacing was fast but not so fast I could not keep track of what was going on...– My Reading Getaway