Written by Heidi Perks
A SHOCKING DISCOVERY.
A COMMUNITY WRAPPED IN SECRETS.
A tiny island community is stunned by the discovery of a long-buried body.
For Stella Harvey the news is doubly shocking. The body has been found in the garden of her childhood home – the home her family fled without explanation twenty-five years ago.
Now, questioning her past and desperate to unearth the truth, Stella returns to the isolated island. But she quickly finds that the community she left isn’t as welcoming as she remembers – and that people in it will go to any length to protect their secrets.
One thing rings true…
You can’t bury the truth forever.
Very Different & Riveting Read!
A real puzzle which takes some time to unravel; a terrific read!
Stella Harvey has fondest memories of her childhood years living on the island of Evergreen, only a short distance from the mainland but a completely different world and somewhat of a magic kingdom to children. But when a body is found practically in the garden of their former home, Stella feels the island pulling her back and she is desperate to find out if the deceased is known to her. But can you really ever go back? And is she prepared for what she may find out?
A gripping read all the way through, I found myself reading faster and faster to find out where things were going. I was completely consumed with this one; the revelations come thick and fast once the story is in place and there is no way I could have guessed the final outcome. I did, however, wonder at the gullibility of the police – they appeared to accept things at face value and did very little digging of their own into the situation. This is very much Stella’s tale. Overall, it was a very different and riveting read. Well-structured and quite straightforward to read, I did enjoy it and am happy to give 4.5*.
My thanks to Cornerstone Digital for my copy via NetGalley. As always, all opinions stated here are entirely my own.
Tags: suspense thriller
- Format: ebook, hardover, audio
- Size: 418 pages
- Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
- Publication Date: 1 June 2019
- Purchase Links: Google Play
- W. H. Smith
Meet the Author
Heidi Perks worked as a marketing director before leaving to become a full-time mother and writer. Her first novel, Now You See Her, was a Sunday Times bestseller and a Richard and Judy Book Club pick. Heidi is a voracious reader of crime fiction and thrillers and endlessly interested in what makes people tick. She lives in Bournemouth with her family, where she writing her next thriller.