A mother desperate for the truth. A daughter hiding a terrible secret.
Melanie Oak appeared to have the perfect life. Married to her childhood sweetheart, Jacob, the couple live with their beautiful, loving, teenage daughter, Beth, in a pretty village.
Nothing can shake her happiness – until the day that Beth goes missing and is discovered beaten almost to the point of death, her broken body lying in a freezing creek on the marshes near their home.
Consumed with grief, Melanie is determined to find her daughter’s attacker. Someone in the village must have seen something. Why won’t they talk?
As Melanie tries to piece together what happened to Beth, she discovers that her innocent teenager has been harbouring some dark secrets of her own. The truth may lie closer to home and put Melanie’s life in terrible danger…
After just finishing The Darkest Lies, I feel as thought I’ve been through an emotional wringer! The story centres on a parent’s worst nightmare. Teen sneaks out and becomes a victim of a brutal attack.
I loved how Beth, the teenage daughter’s story was written alongside her mother, Mel’s story. The first person POV made it all feel so real as she investigated her daughter’s steps. I definitely felt her pain. A whole town comes under suspicion before Mel closes in on the attacker, keeping the tension up.
A thoroughly enjoyable, atmospheric, psychological thriller that will make you check where your teens are more often than usual. I’d definitely recommend it. And wow – what an ending!
By Carla Kovach – author of Amazon and iBooks bestseller, The Next Girl. 💕💕💕