What She Saw by Wendy Clarke – review.


She lied to her daughter to save her family.

Everyone knows Leona would do anything for her daughter Beth: she moved to Church Langdon to send Beth to the best school, worked hard to build a successful business to support them and found them the perfect little cottage to call home. Leona and Beth hike together, shop together, share their hopes and fears with one another. People say they’re more like best friends than mother and daughter.

It’s the relationship every mother dreams of.

But their closeness means that Beth struggles to make friends. Her mother has kept her sheltered from the world. She’s more reliant on her mother’s love. More vulnerable.

When Beth finds an envelope hidden under the floorboards of their home, the contents make her heart stop. Everything she thought she knew about her mother is a lie. And she realises there is no one she can turn to for help.

What if you’ve been protected from strangers your whole life, but the one person you can’t trust is the person closest to home?

What She Saw is a gripping psychological thriller with an incredible twist that will make your jaw drop. If you love The Girl on the Train, Gone Girl or anything by B. A. Paris you’ll be consumed by this.

My thoughts:

I absolutely loved this suspenseful psychological thriller. The way the author teases the reader with just enough information at the right time, was perfect and kept me glued to the book. I had at least a couple of coffees go cold on me while absorbed in the story! Thank goodness for microwaves.

The Lake District setting started the novel in an idyllic way but soon had the desired effect of providing a bleak and dangerous backdrop for what was to come. The Beth chapters were really intriguing. The portrayal of the teenage girl, hormones alight and flushed with angst, were so realistic. The dynamics of the whole family were cleverly interwoven, each one of them playing a crucial part In the story.

Leona’s character maintained my interest with ease and I turned each page with anticipation, needing to know what was coming next and it wasn’t what I was expecting at all! Wendy Clarke is certainly great at surprising the reader, and I must add, with great plausibility.

I loved this psychological thriller and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to anyone who enjoys this genre. Just don’t put the kettle on and pour a cuppa, it may just go cold on you too – haha!


Carla Kovach – author of Amazon and iBooks bestseller, The Next Girl. 💕💕💕


About Carla

Welcome to my blog! I’m the author of the DI Gina Harte Series, first book is called The Next Girl. I love and live for writing and reading (and sketching - haha). My other passion is filmmaking. My feature film 'Penny for the Guy' is a work in progress. If you enjoy a bit of horror, look out for it in the future. I'm on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. Feel free to join me on other platforms. I blog about many random things but books, travel and art are my favourites.
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4 Responses to What She Saw by Wendy Clarke – review.

  1. Wendy Clarke says:

    Thank you so much for your fabulous review. So glad you enjoyed What She Saw.

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