Published by Bookouture on July 13 2018
Genres: Thriller, Suspense
Also by this author: Tell Me No Lies, He's At Your Door
You only let her go for a second… Now she’s gone. Erika Rice is in an elevator with her four-year-old daughter Alice when all the lights go out. It jerks to a stop on a deserted floor of apartments and the little girl runs out into the corridor.
But before Erika can follow her the doors slam shut again. Now her daughter is nowhere to be seen.
Erika was about to take Alice away for a fresh start, far from her troubled past, when the child vanished. How could a four-year-old disappear into thin air?
And with no one to help her, will Erika ever find her daughter?
Seriously you need to buy this book! I devoured this book in one sitting as we were stuck in traffic so two and a half hours I had finished. What a bloody book! I had been wondering what the twist would be. Jesus !!! I am still reeling from this book! That twist and twist and twist.
Erika is with her daughter Alice having to rush back to see her ex-husband Michael to get her favourite doll. He lives on the 14th floor, typical, so they go in the lift despite Alice’s reluctance. On their way up, the lift stops on the 7th floor and the door opens but leaves a small gap and Alice runs out, then the lift keeps going. One of my fears is losing my daughter Alicia, and so this played on the fears of a parent. BIG TIME!
When Erika goes on the hunt for Alice, my god I think I held my breath while she frantically ran around the building. I couldn’t imagine losing my daughter and how sick I would feel at the lack of control I would have.
My god the emotions throughout the book, the lack of support from everyone in the building. Apart from Gus, I loved Gus.
Whilst we are on our rollercoaster in the present day, we are also herded back to the past. Where we meet Erika and Michael still together struggling. He has the promotion and the money for his family. But the marriage isn’t what it seems. She’s not happy and feels he is not supporting her the way a husband should.
What I had to keep reminding myself was this book had been written by a man. The only reason I say it like that is that he captured Erika’s emotions and feelings perfectly as if he understood the mind of a woman when in peril.
I think from 92% in the book I sat in the car with my jaw opened as my heart was in my throat. I didn’t know where we were going on and blinking heck what Alex delivered has left me with no relief and so many questions! I am in shock, I am not sure when I will be out of it. I sat in the car in a stunned silence and then for about five minutes kept saying What the hell! He sucker punched me! Hats off to you for the delivery and the journey you took me on. I will never forget this! It has made me hold on to Alicia that little bit tighter because you just never know what may happen when the lift doors open.
*Thank you so much to Noelle at Bookouture and the author Alex Sinclair for a copy of this book in return for my honest and unbiased review*
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