Hide and Seek: The unmissable new crime thriller from the top ten Sunday Times bestselling author of All Her Fault

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Hide and Seek: The unmissable new crime thriller from the top ten Sunday Times bestselling author of All Her Fault

Hide and Seek: The unmissable new crime thriller from the top ten Sunday Times bestselling author of All Her Fault

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Shortly after Joanna, her husband and three children move into a new house in a mature, middle class estate in Dublin, Joanna discovers that the house was the former home of Lily Murphy.

Joanna is distressed to learn that her new home is the house where three year old Lily Murphy went missing from after playing hide-and-seek thirty years ago. But there were so many red herrings, twists and turns that it was impossible to work out what had happened to Lily so I gave up and just immersed myself in this wonderfully involving book! There are so many relatable snippets that you are immersed into a world you recognise and feel comfortable in, until those stark, jarring moments when you're not. There are plenty of cliffhangers too, as Joanna often accidentally reveals more to the story before the past has caught up with the reader, constantly changing your mind about who may be to blame. Her third novel, The Sleeper Lies, published in February 2020, was an Irish Times Top Ten Bestseller.Because she thinks she knows what really happened to Lily - and if the truth gets out, it might be her undoing. Jumping between time periods, Mara seamlessly ties the various timelines of the story together perfectly. Hide And Seek is a book that surprised me, I thought I knew where this was going after the first couple of chapters but boy I was wrong. The story revolves around the disappearance of 3 year old Lily Murphy and the connection it has to Joanna Stedman who now lives in her house. And I will admit that these are are quite interesting- certainly more interesting than the first three quarters of the book.

A smart, well-plotted, tense and suspenseful read with a cast of characters about whom you’ll find yourself constantly second-guessing. There isn’t a minute where you can sit back and relax because Andrea keeps the reader on the edge of their seat and gripped, constantly guessing what could have happened? This had me hooked and with a twist and false lead at every other turn, it kept me binge reading until the very final reveal. As news of the disappearance filters through the quiet Dublin suburb and an unexpected suspect is named, whispers start to spread about the women most closely connected to the shocking event. Slowly but surely through Joanna’s persistence and eagle eye for any inconsistencies we edge ever closer to the truth.She thinks she knows that happened to the little girl and if the truth comes out, her world will also be turned upside down. She has many secrets and thinks she killed her sister, Lila, when she herself was still a child but I couldn’t work out what that had to do with Lily. The two timelines flow seamlessly, the plot is fast-paced, never a dull moment and at times it’s a mind blower. Even with Joanna’s vested interest in the case because of her own self-imposed connection to it, I found it hard to get into Hide and Seek at first, given the huge cast of characters that were being introduced, many of whom are doubled up, appearing in 1985 and also 1918.

Because Joanna thinks she knows what really happened to Lily - and if the truth gets out, it might be her undoing. Lily was never found and has always been presumed drowned in the local river after disappearing whilst out playing.No doubt about it, you’ll race to the end of this book with your heart thumping and nails bitten to the quick as this is such a terrific read that slowly and assuredly uncovers the lies and half truths that have entwined themselves around the neighbourhood of Rowanbrook. Cara Hunter'Andrea Mara's tight plotting and convincing characterisation make her books both compelling and intriguing.

The two timelines also flowed seamlessly and worked well together to build up the tension and reveal what happened to the child.This blog hosts a selection of articles written from 2013 to the present, mostly focusing on my book reviews, which are uploaded frequently. I read this very quickly after being approved for it on Netgalley, primarily because I have really enjoyed the author’s previous thrillers and I hoped this would be another propulsive, compulsive read.



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