My thanks to NetGalley and St. Martin's Press / Minotaur for a pre-publication digital copy of this book to read and review.
Beneath The Shadows
|Published 5 June 2012 St. Martin's Press|
My Review 5*****
How do you begin to move on, if the past won’t let you go?
Grace, Adam and their tiny daughter Millie, move from the hustle and bustle of London to an isolated cottage on the Yorkshire moors. Hawthorn Cottage, once belonged to Adam’s now deceased grandparents, and offers the young family, a refuge and a haven, but when Adam goes missing after just one week, and with no clues to his whereabouts, Grace must learn to live without him.
A year after her husband’s disappearance, Grace returns to the cottage, ostensibly to pack up their belongings before putting the cottage up sale, but the wild and windswept beauty of the moors acts as a backdrop to a story that abounds with superstition, suspicion and deadly secrets. And as the finger of the past starts to point at long forgotten memories, Grace suspects that somewhere in the village lies the truth about Adam’s disappearance.
This stunning psychological thriller grips from the very first page. Sara Foster has created a very believable story; she allows a skilful blend of words and reader imagination to help build the tension, and sustains a rollercoaster of emotions from start to finish.
This was a really easy book to get into, I found myself reading it almost in one sitting, and even several days after finishing the story, I still want to remember the details.
It's reminiscent of the style of Sophie Hannah or Rosamund Lupton.
I look forward to the publication of Sara Foster's next book in December 2012.