I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Reunion by Samantha Hayes
Also by this author: Tell Me A Secret
Published by Bookouture on 9th February 2018
Genres: Psychological, Thriller
Source: from Netgalley
They were all there the day your sister went missing…Who is lying? Who is next?
Then–In charge of her little sister at the beach, Claire allowed Eleanor to walk to the shop alone to buy an ice cream. Placing a coin into her hand, Claire told her to be quick, knowing how much she wanted the freedom. Eleanor never came back.
Now–The time has finally come to sell the family farm and Claire is organising a reunion of her dearest friends, the same friends who were present the day her sister went missing.
When another girl disappears, long-buried secrets begin to surface. One of the group hides the darkest secret of them all…
Thank you to Bookouture for my copy of this book. I thought the premise was quite interesting and I really loved the cover. I’ve not read anything by this author before but my interest had definitely been peaked.
This story follows Claire as she tries to organise a reunion of her closest friends. Her poor dad who was like a second father to her friends has Alzheimer’s and she’s hoping that this reunion will help him to remember. At first I wasn’t sure about Claire but after a few chapters I came around to her. By the end I felt wretched for her and everything she goes through.
I found the first 40% of this book quite slow. It was story building and very necessary but after about 40% things really sped up. There was a lot going on in the second half of the book and I struggled to put it down even to feed myself.
Samantha did an excellent job at keeping the mystery alive throughout the book. My suspicious mind was kept very busy. Every time I thought I knew who took poor Eleanor there would be something that would cast a doubt and I would be back to guessing all over again.
The story was an interesting one and different to what I expected. I really enjoyed the journey that Samantha took me on and I look forward to reading more of Samantha’s books in the future.
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