Don’t You Cry by Cass Green @carolinesgreen @HarperCollins #BookReview #AudiobookReview #NetGalleyCountdown #Book598

Posted January 12, 2021 by Zoé in Book Reviews / 6 Comments

Don't You Cry by Cass Green
Published by HarperCollins on September 6, 2018
Format: eARC, Audiobook
Source: Net Galley, Library
Genres: Thriller
Pages: 336


When Nina almost dies during a disastrous blind date, her life is saved by a waitress called Angel.
But later that evening, Nina is surprised by a knock on the door. It’s Angel – and she’s pointing a gun at her.


Minutes later, Angel’s younger brother Lucas turns up, covered in blood and shielding a stolen newborn baby in his arms.
Nina is about to endure the longest night of her life – a night that will be filled with terror and lead her to take risks she would never have believed herself capable of…

I started listening to this book but got too impatient so I then finished it by reading it. As normal I skimmed the blurb and went in blind with no idea what to expect. I wasn’t expecting the story I got!

This is a dark story, it starts off being a home invasion, an intense night and ends up being something completely different but no less tense! A story you do not necessarily expect but one you know needs to be told.

A story told by 3 different people, Nina and Angel as the events unfold and Lucas visiting the past and to how they all ended up in the same house. Subjects of abuse are mentioned and handled with care. However, as a reader, you know that the threat is real. The darkness surrounding that character is visceral as it begins to affect the mental health of one of our main characters. It takes hold and does not let go. Even after the resolution, we are shown that things do not just spring back to normal and this made the book have that a much more realistic feel to it.

When we learn the events of that night, it was heartbreaking and the killer is so devoid of emotion that it made it oh so more chilling. To be fair, there was no emotion from that character throughout the book when they were mentioned, a lot of hearsay but when we meet them, Jesus. One thing I will say, if you have Guinea Pigs you might want to steer clear of one scene!

At times an uncomfortable read, at one point it was an incredulous read and the rest there was an unsettling feeling in my stomach as I could hear the ticking of the clock to indicate our time was running out.

I will easily pick up a book by Ms Green again. She has everything I love about the genre. The drama, the conflict, the intensity and the thrill all wrapped up in a bundle for us.

Until next time xxx

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