When Jill Lassiter turns her back for a few brief minutes at a public park it begins what is every mother’s worst nightmare, Jill’s three year old daughter Sophia is missing. The police are called with everyone searching for the little girl but less than an hour later Sophia comes wandering out of the trees alone.
When questioned she says she saw a doggie so everyone assumes the girl had just wandered off. Jill isn’t too sure that something more didn’t happen but she eventually assumes it’s her imagination getting the best of her. A few months later Jill’s nightmare returns, Sophia is again missing.
Only Ever You is a wonderfully written, engaging psychological thriller that will have a reader hooked from the very beginning. The characters were wonderful, just the right amount of emotional investment, drama and intrigue into their lives to keep me wanting to know more. As the story unfolds there are some touching moments with Jill and what she and her family have been through that were just heartbreaking.
My one complaint came with the fact that I thought for sure I had the entire story figured out early on. I wasn’t quite on the money with my theory as there were a few extra twists I didn’t count on but even thinking that I knew what would happen I still didn’t want to put this book down and never got bored with it. In the end I decided on 4.5 stars as there were some predictable elements but still a completely engaging story.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.