When Amy's daughter, Lily, spots an old mirror in a local antiques shop she immediately falls in love with it. Seeing her daughter so infatuated Amy can't resist buying it for her, esspecially as it is such a bargain price for a beautiful antique.
But once they get the home Amy starts to feel uneasy about the mirror. She can't quite put her finger on it but something is off. Lily clearly loves it so she pushes the thoughts aside. But as Lily's behaviour starts to dramatically change and tension in their once happy home rises, Amy wonders if it is just coincidence, or if the mirror really was such a good deal after all.
When 18yr old Rosie goes missing and is later found dead her village is in shock. Who would want to kill beautiful and gentle Rosie? And why? Local gardener Kate was close to Rosie and is wracked with guilt. Why didn't see this coming?
Kate finds herself drawn into the investigation, sure the Police are missing something. And while her guilt turns to obsession she discovers that Rosie's perfect life was not all it seemed.
14 years ago two teenager lovers were brutally murdered in a vicious manner in remote woodland. The suspect confessed and is behind bars. But years later the nightmare returns to an isolated house and a family who are trying to put the past behind them.
When Andrew meets Charlie he can't believe his luck has changed; she seems perfect in every way and miraculously just as into him. Life is on the up.
But then a series of seemingly unrelated events unfold and one by one the people around Andrew get scared, hurt or worse. Slowly Andrew begins to suspect the events may be connected and starts to doubt if his perfect girlfriend is a perfect as she seems...
Jack and Grace are the perfect couple... or at least they appear to be.
They look amazing together, host elaborate dinner parties, finish each other's sentances and dissappear away on romantic exotic holidays.
But Grace is never seen alone, she always cancels plans and she never answers the phone. What is going on behind the front door of their perfect home?
When Olivia Brooke's Husband disappears with her two children she is convinced she will never see any of them again. After all this is not the first time someone she loves has disappeared without a trace. Fast forward two years and this time Olivia and the kids have disappeared. Her bag is in the kitchen, car in the garage but they are gone. And bizarrely every photograph of the family has been removed from the house and computers. Detective Tom Douglas is called in to investigate the disappearance and soon finds more questions than answers. Is Oliva's Husband hiding something or is he an innocent party as confused as the rest? And if so where are Olivia and the children?
A big thank you to Nick Alexander for sending me an exclusive preview copy of his new book Let The Light Shine which is released today! Like the sound of it? Well you can win a copy using the form at the end of this review...
The Photographer's Wife by Nick Alexander follows the life of Barbara, a child of The Blitz and the wife of one of Britain's most famous photographers. Barbara's life story is juxtaposed with the present day struggles of her Daughter, Sophie, a photographer herself who is trying to propel her own career by organising a retrospective of her Father's work.
But as Sophie uncovers dusty images from the attic she slowly unravels family secrets, hidden by denial, fear and time to reveal a very different portrait of her family.
This week's book review is The Accident by C.L.Taylor which I picked up for my kindle app at the bargain price of 99p a few weeks ago.
After walking out in front of a bus Sue's 15yr old daughter Charlotte is in a coma. The doctors don't know why she hasn't woken up yet but Sue does. She has read Charlotte's diary and she knows she had a secret, a secret so bad it was killing her... Now Sue needs to find out what her daughter was keeping from her and how it links to her own past.
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