Book reviews, Books

I read – Now You See Her

Hi everyone! Hope you’re all well and good, doing whatever it is that you’re doing. I thought it’s about time I start catching up with my book review posts. I’ve read 10 books since my last review here so… there’s no excuse, really.

Now You See Her

by Heidi Perks

She’s playing at the school fete with your children. You pull out your phone, scroll through Facebook, and look up again.

Charlotte is looking after her best friend’s daughter the day she disappears. She thought the little girl was playing with her own children. She swears she only took her eyes off them for a second.

Now, Charlotte must do the unthinkable, tell her best friend Harriet that her only child is missing. The child she was meant to be watching.

Devastated, Harriet can no longer bear to see Charlotte. No one could expect her to trust her friend again.

Only now she needs to. Because two weeks later Harriet and Charlotte are both being questioned separately by the police. And secrets are about to surface.

What I thought: Loved it! A brilliantly put together plot and characters built a solid base for the unexpected twists and turns throughout the story. The theme of the book made me feel quite uneasy, but in a good way. I mean, it’s a psychological thriller so a little bit of discomfort is encouraged, I think.

Overall I really recommend this book to anyone who’s looking for the next mystery to get sucked into. Do clear your diary though as you won’t want to put it down!

Genres: Psychological thriller, suspense

My thanks go to NetGalley and the publisher Random House UK, Cornerstone for giving me this book to read in exchange for an honest review.

About 3 months has passed since I finished this book, but I can still remember the good kind of unease it filled me with. The story was something I hadn’t come across before and I remember thinking how brilliantly it was executed – characters, writing, twists – the lot.

It must be a good one to leave such a lasting impression, I think.

The next book I’ll be reviewing here is Home by Amanda Berriman.

See you soon!


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