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Summary

The chilling new thriller from master of suspense and New York Times best-selling author Mary Kubica: a mother and her daughter vanish. But only the child returns....

You’ll never find her. Don’t even try. 

When a local mother and her six-year-old daughter, Delilah, suddenly vanish, their close-knit suburban community is rocked by fear and suspicion. How could such a terrible thing have happened in their small town?

Then, 11 years later, Delilah shockingly reappears. Everyone wants to know what really happened to her. But there are secrets hidden deep in the past—and when the truth about those missing years begins to surface, no one is prepared for what they’re about to find out.

©2021 Mary Kubica (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"Dark and twisty." (Riley Sager)

"A jaw-dropping twist that I never saw coming." (Joshilyn Jackson)

"Mary Kubica’s latest novel is a sophisticated, suspenseful, perfectly-plotted psychological thriller that is chillingly believable." (Diane Jeffrey)

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Poor plot. Not worth the hype

Totally stupid story line. Confusing and unnecessary side stories. The performance was constantly angst and overly dramatic.

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An unpredictable ending

it is one of those stories that you are not sure of where it's going but you can't stop listening! One of the Narrators voice really grates, but got past that and enjoyed the book.

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Addictive!

Loved this book! I struggled to put it down and was then sad it ended.
Probably the best I've read from this author yet. Only thing I would change would be voice of Meredith - those slow and longed out sentences!!

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Slow starter

I have mixed feeling about this book. The narrator is hard to listen too. I'm not a fan and that's just a personal opinion. The story seems slow to get started and then towards the end its gets good and feels like it was worth the wait but the build up could have been better and more engaging and a little less "story filler." I wouldn't read it again but don't regret reading it. The story line is actually a good idea.

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A great storyline told very well.

A good story told in an unusual way, it keeps your interest until the last chapter.
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