While visiting friends in her hometown Tess volunteers to run into town to pick up another bottle of wine. On the way back from the store she hits a pothole in the road causing the bottle of wine to fall and break taking her attention off the road for a brief moment. When Tess looks up there is a young child standing in the middle of the road. Tess stops and tries to comfort the little girl but she gets scared and runs off into the woods.
The police are called and immediately get suspicious of how much Tess had to drink and if she really saw a child or animal. With no missing person reports and the police and volunteers not finding anything the search comes to a halt but Tess is determined she knows what she saw and there’s a little girl out there in trouble.
As it’s probably pretty obvious with a five star rating there’s really nothing negative at all I have to say about this book. I was completely hooked from the start and didn’t want to put it down until I found out whether there even was a little girl out there that night. So many scenarios going through my mind and I still never saw the ending coming at all.
Great writing, great characters and an intriguing plot. The story has flashbacks explaining how Tess and her husband had many failed attempts with fertility, a failed adoption and now are struggling with their marriage. With all that Tess is dealing with she is one complex character that you can’t help but become attached to but is her sighting all in her mind as most believe or will she be able to save the little girl this time?
Definitely a book that I’d recommend to the thriller fans, one that will pull you in from the start and not be able to put down.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.