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5 star Thriller!  My review!
I absolutely loved this book and sped through it, desperate to know what happened to Mandy Miller, a three year old child who meant missing thirty years prior. Even though decades had passed the small village still wondered where the toddler went, and who had a hand in her disappearance. Brodie, Mandy’s much younger sister, has never forgotten the little girl she never met, and is haunted by the mystery. When Brodie finds a stuffed puppy, she recognises it as Mandy’s and begins to dig a little deeper. Elaine, returns to the Village to scatter the ashes of her mum, and forms an unlikely friendship with the fiery Brodie. The girls relationship was a highlight for me, I adored Brodie with her quick wit, and fast talking mouth. And the way Elaine tries to reign her in, but half agrees with the things Brodie spouts. Dan the builder, arrives in town, with some shocking news, and the story begins to takes some huge twists and turns, keeping me on my toes. Just when I thought I had it figured out, and spanner would be thrown in. The finale of this book is like watching a movie play out, desperate, tense, gritty and full of action, so much so that I was holding my breath, hoping against hope they’d be OK. A must read for thriller lovers.

Mandy Miller disappeared from Hallow’s End when she was just 3 years old. She was never found.

Thirty years on, Elaine Ellis is carrying her mother’s ashes back to Hallow’s End to scatter them in the place that she once called home. Elaine has never been there, but it’s the only place Jean talked about while she was growing up – so it seems as good a place as any.

As Elaine settles into her holiday cottage in the peaceful Devonshire village, she gets to know the locals; family she never knew she had, eccentric and old-fashioned gentry, and new friends where she would least expect them. But she is intrigued by the tale of the missing girl that the village still carries at its heart, and which somehow continues to overshadow them all. Little does she know how much more involved in the mystery she will become…


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