It is early November. A school Bonfire Night fireworks display in an affluent Surrey town. Anna watched Laurel run after her mother Fran across the school grounds, distracted momentarily by the fireworks she looks away. That was all it took, a split second. Laurel was gone and no-one can find her.
As the days and weeks pass by the police search finds nothing, there is no sign of Laurel. Cracks begin to show in the relationship between frantic parents Fran and Dominic. The care and support shown by the local community starts to wane and accusatory messages appear on the Find Laurel Facebook page. There is something not quite right in this idyllic little part of little Britain.
Told entirely from the perspective of the child’s nanny Anna this is a fascinating story of every parent’s worst nightmare. No-one is what they seem and a surprisingly large number of people are lying and pretending to be something or someone that they aren’t. Like all good psychological thrillers Have You Seen Her will have you accusing most of the characters in turn before you discover the truth. It is a well written story with a surprising attention to detail. I hadn’t read any of Lisa’s other book but I’ll definitely be adding them to my must read list. The ending is a real killer!
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UK Publication Date: May 2 2019. 384 pages.