In August, Susan Lewis shared a day in her writing life on Jera’s Jamboree and today I’m delighted to be sharing with you Josie’s guest review of The Moment She Left.
The Moment She Left is available now as an e-copy and hardcover with the paperback publishing in January 2017.
Kesterly-on-Sea is full of secrets.
Some are darker than others; many are shameful. One is even deadly.
Andee is an ex-detective whose marriage is breaking up. So when a young female student disappears without trace, she throws herself into the search.
Meanwhile, the town’s beloved Rowzee Cayne has just discovered that she is terminally ill, and doesn’t want to burden her family and friends with the news.
Andee and Rowzee don’t know it yet, but their journeys are going to help them uncover a secret. One that is going to affect them more than they could ever imagine.
The Moment She Left is an intriguing tale with a whole host of different characters and plot lines. In this visit to Kesterly the book begins with looking at Andee, an ex-detective, turned private investigator, who is battling a failed marriage and two resentful older children. Andee has been called in to investigate the disappearance of Jessica who vanished in London late one night two years previously. Jessica’s family are on the brink of collapse after this horrifying night and have sought the help of Andee to finally put an end to their nightmare.
Alonside Andee, we have Rowzee. We find out early on in the book that she is unwell, suffering from dizziness, headaches and forgetfulness. Rowzee is incredibly well known and loved by all in the community as she is an ex drama teacher at the local secondary school. However, after a trip to the doctors, some devastating news comes her way.
With even more characters to name, their tales all fit together with many twists and turns that enthral the reader and keep you wanting more. Throughout the book you wonder how the different characters come to link, with Susan Lewis very cleverly connecting them in sometimes shocking and unexpected ways. The Moment She Left completely kept my interest from start to finish and I would recommend it, especially if you are a fan of psychological or domestic thrillers.
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