From the bestselling author of When I’m Gone and Working Firecomes a gripping novel about a mother, her missing daughter, and the dark secrets that engulf them.
Ever since her husband’s death collided with the birth of her daughter, postpartum depression has taken hold of Veronica Shelton. She can’t sleep, can’t work, and can’t bear to touch her beautiful baby girl. Her emotional state is whispering lies in Veronica’s ear: You’re a bad mother. Your baby would be better off without you. But not everything can be reasoned away by Veronica’s despair. Can it?
After all, the break-in at her house happened. The disturbing sketches she found in her studio are real. So is the fear for her daughter’s safety—especially when Veronica comes home to a cold, silent nursery and a missing baby.
As she turns from victim into primary suspect, Veronica realizes that only she can find her daughter. Authorities aren’t helping. They’re only watching. Veronica’s concerned mother has suddenly vanished from her life. And a new friend seems to be keeping secrets from her too. Now, reality is waiting for Veronica in a dark place—because someone’s mind games have only just begun.
Thank you to JKS Communications for sending me a copy of this book in exchange of an honest review. All opinions are my own.
I rate this book a 4 out of 5 Stars.
I love Emily Bleeker, I was lucky enough to review her previous book WORKING FIRE, and I loved it! So when I was approached about reviewing her newest one, I was so down! I love her books, and I haven’t read one yet that I wasn’t a fan of.
This book is no different. One of the things that I love about Bleeker’s writing style, is she tells stories with an emotional depth to them. Something about her characters just draw you in, and you form an attachment to them. She also has the most amazing plot twists, that 99% of the time, you won’t see coming. This was a shorter read, around 266 pages or so. Because of that, it starts off with a bang, and then continues to hold your attention with a steady pace, and before you know it, you’re at the end of the book, and your final thought is “What in the eff did I just read?” but I say that with the best of intentions. I love finishing Bleeker’s books, she always has the perfect way to end them, concluded, but leaves just enough for you to continue wondering.
I felt for Veronica, between being a widow and postpartum depression, this poor girl was facing the world alone. This was a crazy good book, and while I was wasn’t sure where the book was going, I sure loved where it ended up.