‘It was the husband. It’s always the husband.’
Caroline Harvey is found dead in Suffolk on the hottest day of the year, her limp body awkwardly draped over a cot – and the baby she was looking after is nowhere to be seen.
Hundreds of miles away, Siobhan Dillon’s holiday on the French coast comes to an abrupt end when her husband, Callum, is arrested on suspicion of murder, and Siobhan’s perfect family is torn apart.
But was Caroline as innocent as she seemed – or was she hiding a secret of her own? What really happened that night? And where is the baby?
This truly is worthy of every 5 star rating this book will receive plus more! Be prepared to be blindsided by one of the greatest, unexpected conclusions of a novel in 2020!
A woman found dead in her flat, her body slumped over the side of an empty cot. Who killed Caroline and more importantly, where is the missing occupant of the baby’s cot?
The answer to the first question appears to be obvious, the married man she has been having an affair with for the past year and a half, but how does little one year old Eve fit in the puzzle? Would Callum have murdered the baby as well as his mistress and if so, what has he done with her tiny body, or are the police looking for two separate incidents? Nothing is as it seems, the connection is baffling and as the investigation delves further into the lives of Callum, Caroline, and the missing baby’s parents things are even more unexpected than it first seemed.
Told from the viewpoints of Siobhan, Caroline and DC Wildy and set between Ipswich and a villa in France this is one hell of a psychological thriller that reads like a Hollywood movie and packs a massive punch. A clever, dark, whodunit with a small cast of characters that somehow still manages to keep you identifying the culprit wrongly right up until the bitter end, and what an ending it is!
As all becomes clear it is a genuine OMG moment and one that you won’t forget! This was a read in one sitting, couldn’t put down book and I loved it!
If you are a fan of psychological thriller’s than this is the book for you, plus it is a perfect book club book as it will definitely have everyone talking. From the characters, the plot line and then that all important plot twist, it all comes together to make this one of the top books in this genre of 2020!
The Babysitter will be published on 28 May 2020 and is available for preorder now from you local bookshop or here.
About the author
Phoebe Morgan is an author and editor. She studied English at Leeds University after growing up in the Suffolk countryside. She has previously worked as a journalist and now edits crime and women’s fiction for a publishing house during the day, and writes her own books in the evenings. She lives in London and you can follow her on Twitter @Phoebe_A_Morgan. The Doll House is her debut novel. It became a bestseller, topping the iBooks charts at #1 and the Amazon charts at #35.
A massive thank you to the author Phoebe Morgan, publishers HQ and NetGalley for my digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest and independent review.