wo women – desperate to unlock the truth.
How far will they go to lay the past to rest?
ANNA has been taught that virtue is the path to God. But on her eighteenth birthday she defies her Mamma’s rules and visits Florida’s biggest theme park.
She has never been allowed to go – so why, when she arrives, does everything seem so familiar? And is there a connection to the mysterious letter she receives on the same day?
ROSIE has grown up in the shadow of the missing sister she barely remembers, her family fractured by years of searching without leads. Now, on the fifteenth anniversary of her sister’s disappearance, the media circus resumes in full flow, and Rosie vows to uncover the truth.
But will she find the answer before it tears her family apart?
~I was sent a copy from the publishers - all opinions are my own~
I give it - 5/5
My review - What a great way to start the year with a fantastic book.
In this book we follow two women. Rosie and her family are still mourning the missing of her sister who went missing. They constantly searched for her but 15 years have passed and the family are still distraught over what happened. Rosie decides to figure out what happened to her sister all those years ago when she went missing at a theme park.
Anna lives under the watchful eye of her mamma. She is overbearing and makes her clean herself with bleach. Anna is dating the vicar's son who, one day, goes behind her mamma's back and takes her to a theme park. A theme park Anna has never been too, or has she? She starts to have flash backs, memories but she isn't sure what they are or what they mean.
Anna and Rosie start to piece together what happened all those years ago and suddenly the story gets more dark and disturbing. This book is fast paced and constantly kept my attention. I felt I was with these girls at the theme park trying to piece together what happened and as the secrets and lies where told the story was more darker than I thought and it was just brilliant.
Lizzy is a fantastic storyteller and really gripped me from the beginning and didn't let me go until I had finished the story and found out the truth myself!
A fantastic book to start 2019.
Audrey Hart is on the Isle of Skye to collect the folk and fairy tales of the people and communities around her. It is 1857 and the Highland Clearances have left devastation and poverty, and a community riven by fear. The crofters are suspicious and hostile to a stranger, claiming they no longer know their fireside stories.
Then Audrey discovers the body of a young girl washed up on the beach and the crofters reveal that it is only a matter of weeks since another girl disappeared. They believe the girls are the victims of the restless dead: spirits who take the form of birds.
Initially, Audrey is sure the girls are being abducted, but as events accumulate she begins to wonder if something else is at work. Something which may be linked to the death of her own mother, many years before.