4.25 intriguing stars🌟🌟🌟🌟.25
You lost your daughter. You will never forgive yourself. And now someone’s determined to make you pay…
Seventeen years ago, something happened to Jess’s daughter Beth. The memory of it still makes her blood run cold. Jess has tried everything to make peace with that day, and the part she played in what happened. It was only a brief moment of desire… but she’ll pay for it with a lifetime of guilt.
To distance herself from the mistakes of the past, Jess has moved away and started over with her family. But when terrifying things begin happening in her new home, seemingly connected to what happened to Beth, Jess knows that her past has finally caught up with her. Somebody feels Jess hasn’t paid enough, and is determined to make her suffer for the secrets she’s kept all these years.
The beginning of this book is heart wrenching…. Jessica lives every mother‘s worst nightmare…. that phone call from the school, that your child has been rushed to the hospital…. this was brilliant on the authors part, it made Jessica such a sympathetic and relatable character…. I have to say Beth’s funeral was one of the toughest things I’ve read…. definitely have tissue handy…..
After Jessica loses her little girl she is encouraged to leave her home town, Her dad, and her husband…. The book then jumps forward 17 years and we find Jessica living a new life, but never forgetting her old life….. and her old life has definitely not forgotten her….
Secrets lead to lies and lies lead to secrets… it is a vicious circle…. Jessica absolutely has not always made the best choices, but I could always understand her motivations….
Some pretty creepy things happen in this book… that keep you wanting to know what exactly is going on….. I was keeping my fingers crossed for Jessica the entire time…. I did see one of the twists coming, but another twist took me by surprise…. and that was the creepiest of them all…..
I unquestionably recommend this book to all fans of the psychological thriller….. I especially recommend if you are a mother, you will sympathize with Jessica and feel her struggle throughout….
*** i’d like to thank Net Galley and the publisher for a copy of this book ***