30 years ago Stacey was kidnapped.
Now she’s an investigative journalist missing a little finger and part of her ear. Reminders of a kidnapping she has forced deep into the “forgotten box” in her memories.
The one thing she does remember is the fact that her father refused to pay the ransom, even when bits of her were sent to him, and for that she’ll never forgive him.
When her ex-husband turns up on her doorstep to tell her that his daughter, her step-daughter, had been kidnapped; and that the kidnapper was demanding £500,000, whilst saying they would kill the girl if the Police were informed, Stacey’s memories start to bubble back to the surface.
But why has her ex husband chosen her to be his confidente, is it just her journalistic skills or does he have a more sinister motive.
This is more than just the story of a kidnap. It’s a story of emotions and betrayal, whether that betrayal is actual or just perceived, trust and the psychology of the memory.
It’s a cracking story full of twists and turns, more than once I was convinced my hypothesis were right, only to have them shattered in the next chapter.
Carol Wyer is good at this, it’s a trait of many of hers stories.
Her other traits are realism, believable stories, great characters that I can engage with, or take an instant dislike to.
All of these are right here in this book.
I enjoyed every page.
Pages: 335. Release Date: 6th December 2022