A dark, disturbing, difficult storyline but superbly written.
On the tenth anniversary of her daughter Autumn’s abduction, Francine receives an anonymous note containing just five words: I KNOW WHERE SHE IS
When a young woman approaches her the next day claiming to have sent the letter Francine wants to dismiss it as a cruel, twisted joke.
But the stranger knows things that only Autumn would know.
It soon becomes clear that Francine must go to dark places in order to learn the truth about her child’s kidnapping.
She will discover that danger comes from unexpected sources. She will do things she never imagined herself capable of.
But will Francine get her daughter back – or is it too late?
This book will undoubtedly have a few triggers for some readers as well-being to far out of the comfort zone for others but that aside, It really is worth reading and I am really really hoping there will be a follow up book to this one!
I didn’t actually expect the story to go down this route so it was a bit of a surprise but I am glad I stuck with it. It started off a little slowly for mean the main protagonist wasn’t instantly likeable ( sorry Francine!) but by half way I was completely invested in her and her daughter Autumn.
For me it is Autumn that is the star of the show, a strong, brave, resilient young girl that you cant help but to feel for. Thankfully most of us will never have to experience even a fraction of what these two and the other girls have gone through and this book will have you counting your blessings for that whist checking to make sure your own kids are still tucked up safe and sound! (Or was that just me?)
It’s so hard to write this as I really don’t want to give you the whole storyline before you have had chance to read the book for yourselves but I think you will have a good idea from this that this is not just about kidnapped children.
I think that possibly if I had known before i started reading that i might not have chosen this book to read but i am really glad that i did which is why i urge you to try this book for yourselves and not be put off if you can. You wont regret it in my opinion and if like me, come the end you will be crossing your fingers that there will be a continuation of Autumns story!