TGIF book lovers!
Thrilled to bring you my review for this book with a bit of a Twilight Zon vibe! Many thanks to Noelle for the invitation and to Alex Sinclair for this intriguing story🖤
Coming to you on July 13th
About the Book
You only let her go for a second… Now she’s gone.
Erika Rice is in an elevator with her four-year-old daughter Alice when it stops on the wrong floor and her little girl runs out. The doors close before Erika can follow, and the daughter she loves more than anything is suddenly nowhere to be seen.
Erika can’t bear the thought of her daughter in danger or afraid, and will do anything to get her back. But with no sign of Alice, Erika has no idea where to begin.
The residents of the apartment block claim not to have seen anything, but Erika realises someone’s lying to her – and that there’s something darker at play.
How could a four-year-old disappear into thin air?
A gripping and addictive psychological thriller that will have you holding on tight to the ones you love. If you enjoyed Behind Closed Doors, Silent Child and I Let You Go, you won’t want to miss The Day I Lost You!
4.25 Troubling Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟.25
I have read quite a few missing children books as of late but this one was a bit different…. it had a bit of a Twilight Zone vibe to it… not sure if it was the fact it was set almost entirely in an apartment building…. or if it was the fact that the people living in this apartment building were all a bit off and disconnected… it was quite jarring how unhelpful the tenants in this building were! Gave the entire book a creepy eerie feeling….
Erica is on an elevator heading towards her ex-husband’s apartment to pick up a toy left behind by their daughter Alice… when the elevator doors mysteriously open on the seventh floor Alice sneaks out and the hunt for her begins… this is also when the book began to get a little odd, everybody’s reaction to a missing child in the apartment building was quite disconcerting and lead me to question many things…. not going to mention any of these things because I don’t want to ruin this for you…. just know like all good psychological thrillers this book has many twists and turns and even though I figured out the twist (almost for the first time ever!) It was still fun trying to make all the pieces fit together….
Told entirely from the perspective of Erica…. most of the book was set in the present time… with snippets of the past highlighting Erica and her ex-husband’s marriage…. erica’s character was really hard to completely understand, but I believe this was done on purpose…. A definite different spin on the missing child story, well done!
Absolutely recommend to fans of an Erie psychological thriller…
*** many thanks to Bookouture for my copy of this book ***
Meet the Author
Alex Sinclair is a thirty-two-year-old psychological thriller author from a quiet country town outside of Melbourne, Australia. He currently works full-time for a small business and writes in the early hours of the morning before his daughter and wife wake up for the day.
Alex has a background in IT, bookkeeping, and 3D animation. He loves all things creative but especially loves writing. He is an avid reader of all genres, but loves psychological thrillers more than anything else. He also has a passion for good storytelling in all forms of media such as addictive TV shows and movies.
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