The book alternates between current day, through the point of view of Andy, and a past timeline about 30 years ago, through the point of view of Jane (Andy’s mom). There’s a point in the book where both storylines pick up and cliffhangers are left between and it’s pretty intense. The chapters are so long though (too long for my liking) that you kind of forget about the other cliffhanger for a bit until you start the next chapter. I would have preferred the chapters to be a bit shorter so you are back and forth faster and I think that would have added to the intensity of it and would have made it unputdownable! However, I did still appreciate the cliffhangers and intensity. I’m just not a fan of long chapters in general.
I didn’t care much for Andy in the beginning. It felt like I was reading about someone much younger – not a woman in her thirties! She was very immature at first, but she grew throughout the novel.
I thought this book was really good. This is the second book I’ve read from this author. She writes good mystery, that’s for sure.
Best Aspect: Story
Worst Aspect: Captivity
About the book
What if the person you thought you knew best turns out to be someone you never knew at all?
Andrea Cooper knows everything about her mother Laura. She knows she’s spent her whole life in the small town of Gullaway Island; she knows she’s never had any more ambition than to live a quiet life as a pillar of the community; she knows she’s never kept a secret in her life.
But one day, a trip to the mall explodes into violence and Andrea suddenly sees a completely different side to Laura.
Twenty-four hours later, Laura is in hospital, shot by an intruder who’s spent thirty years trying to track her down. Now, Andrea must go on a desperate journey to follow the breadcrumbs of her mother’s past. If she can’t uncover the secrets hidden there, there may be no future for either of them.