In seven months, Anna lost both her parents. First her father and then her mother jumped from the same cliff and a year later, Anna is still grieving, despite having her newborn daughter to keep her busy. On the first anniversary of her mother's death, Anna receives a card that questions her parents' suicides. Asking for the help of a retired detective, Anna digs into her parents' past but there is someone who doesn't want her to find out the truth and that person seems to be ready to do anything to stop her.
I love Clare Mackintosh's novels and this is another success story. In this novel, she explores complicated family relationships, dark secrets and the lies we tell to protect them. The truth unravels slowly, one little piece at the time, and there are shocking surprises throughout the whole novel. It's a gripping and suspenseful read that will keep you on the edge of your seat from the first to the last page. (NP)