Susan Lewis is a bestselling author of more than 30 books (of which I’ve read about half a dozen and two memoirs (which I’ve read). I have found her books compelling, and I expected this one to be just as spellbinding. Once I started, I found myself wanting to turn the pages faster, to find out where the story leads to.
The story starts with 14-year-old Sophis Monroe quarelling with her step-mother over housechores. She then stomped off to her room but was found missing the next day. As the police investigtion unfolds, a wealth of secrets from the surrounding community start coming to life. And it seems everyone has something to hide. Nothing is straight-forward.
What happened to Sophie? Was she abducted? Was it an accident? Was she murdered? Did she run away? Did she drown?
The detective in charge of the case is painfully reminded of the tragedy that tore her family apart over 20 years ago. Her job has taken her all over the world,including Singapore.
This story is as much about Sophie as it is about the detective. We really never know what secrets lie behind closed doors.