Author: Wendy James
Publication Date: 20 May 2019
Publisher: Harper Collins
Copy: Courtesy of the Publisher
After reading The Golden Child last year I was keen to read Wendy’s latest offering. This story is quite bizarre – a young girl is found in a disheveled state, wearing only pj’s and claiming that she has just escaped from being kept captive in a basement.
Susannah Wells is a drama teacher at the local school and lives with her mother who is in early stages of dementia. Its hard work but they cope, until the world falls apart around them.
This girl Ellie, claims that Susannah and her mother are the ones that have kept her imprisoned and drugged in their basement – only problem is that Susannah has never seen or met this girl, yet the descriptions of her imprisonment and its surroundings exactly describe the basement in her house.
Ellie becomes somewhat of a celebrity because of her “abduction” and Susannah is arrested. Someone is lying – but who?
This book kept me turning the pages and the plot was interesting and had me questioning ‘who did it’ many times whilst reading. The author wove a very intriguing plot which I believe was based on an actual case from years ago. How easy it was to manipulate people and situations and make them totally believable to the outside world – quite scary in fact
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