Fast paced from beginning to end, this story starts where most finish and rushes towards the end at a cracking pace.
The story starts with Lily escaping from a basement she has been held captive in for ten years. During that time, she has been physically and mentally abused by the man that took her.
Whilst in captivity Lily has had a child Sky, and when she escapes Sky is released into a world she’s never seen.
Once she has gained her freedom Lily is reunited with her twin sister Abby, and her mother Eve.
Neither of these relatives have survived the years since Lily went missing intact. Once reunited the process of identifying the kidnapper to the police, and ensuring his arrest, takes even greater tolls on the family.
The story is told in chapters which show the unfolding scenario from different protagonists. Obviously Lily is the main one but Hollie Overton manages to get into the heads of each character including not only Lily’s family but the kidnapper, and his wife.
Whilst Lilly and her family work with the investigating team the kidnapper is still trying to manipulate people with truths half-truths and pure malicious misguidance.
The psychology in this book is brilliant, and by using different characters in each chapter takes the reader on a crazy trip of emotions.
This book is like a box set on TV. I kept thinking to myself I’ll just read one more chapter but then read the next because I couldn’t leave the story where it was.
I look forward to reading more of Hollie Overton’s work in the future