Book Review: Now You See Her – Heidi Perks ****

Sometimes you pick up a book that you instantly want to start talking about. Now You See Her is that book. I can see this being a controversial book club pick all over the country this year. Every Mum or Dad that picks up their child’s friends and takes them to football/ballet/gymnastics etc. will be thinking twice and wondering why they are so uneasy.

Harriet and Charlotte are good friends. Harriet’s daughter Alice is quiet and shy but gets on well with Charlotte’s boisterous three children. When Harriet decides to do a book keeping course as part of a first step to going back to work Charlotte agrees to babysit and takes Alice along to the school fete with her own kids.

When the three older kids all decide to go on a ride at the fete they are out of Charlotte’s sight for just a couple of minutes but that is all it takes and Alice has disappeared. A police search has quickly been instigated but the little girl has vanished. Charlotte is devastated and Harriet refuses to talk to her.

Friends start to rearrange their children’s car-share and playdates and the press has decided that Charlotte is a bad mother for being on Facebook on her phone while the drama unfolded. Feeling guilty and isolated Charlotte’s well ordered life is falling apart.

Now You See Heris a gripping thriller with a shocking twist. Two weeks after the abduction Charlotte and Harriet are both being questioned by the police. Secrets are about to come out but now that someone has died things are a whole lot more serious. What really happened and where is Alice? You won’t be able to put this book down!

Supplied by Net Galley and Random House UK in exchange for an honest review.

UK Publication date: Jun 18 2018. 400 pages.


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