Monday, 25 January 2016


Apologies for the general email, but I desperately need your help.
My goddaughter, Coco Jackson, disappeared from her family's holiday home in Bournemouth on the night of Sunday/Monday August 29/30th, the bank holiday weekend just gone. Coco is three years old.
When identical twin Coco goes missing during a family celebration, there is a media frenzy. Her parents are rich and influential, as are the friends they were with at their holiday home by the sea.
But what really happened to Coco?
Over two intense weekends - the first when Coco goes missing and the second twelve years later at the funeral of her father - the darkest of secrets will gradually be revealed...
Taut, emotive and utterly compelling, an unputdownable 'ripped from the headlines' novel that you will want to talk about with everyone you know.

Wow this is my first book by Alex and i must say i very much doubt it will be my last. I couldn't put this down and even i thought i had it pegged by 40% i was wrong so so wrong. This is what they call a thriller, i couldn't put it down. The way we see things through everyones perspective was clever and the story really built. The story played out in the present and Sean has died and his friends are organising his funeral and 2 of his daughters are attending the funeral together. The flashbacks are of  time when Sean was married to Coco and Rubies mum Claire and they are all on a trip to celebrate Sean’s fiftieth birthday and toddler Coco disappears. The past and present collide when it appears his daughter’s don't know everything that happened when little Coco disappeared and evidence arrives and it doesn't prove anything or help the story any until questions are asked. I love the story of Ruby and Mila in the present as they get to know each other and a bond is formed by two sisters who have becomes estranged.
My only issues with this story was that i was so confused as too who’s POV i was reading and was it present or 2004.  sitting back now after i think 2004 was dated but not present day, but this wasn't apparent to me as i read. my first mystery read of 2016 and i blooming loved it.

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