I turn to where I left my baby in his pushchair and pull up short. With a racing heart, I look around wildly, fear gripping my stomach. I only looked away for a moment. The pushchair and my baby are gone.
Kelly is taking her twin daughters to their first day of school, ushering them into the classroom, her heart breaking to think they might not need her any more, when she turns around and sees that her newborn baby is gone.
As a desperate search ensues, baby Noah is quickly found – parked in front of a different classroom. But when Kelly reaches forward to comfort him, she finds something tucked beside his blanket. A locket that belonged to her sister Freya. A locket Kelly hasn’t seen since the day Freya died.
And then Kelly’s perfectly-ordered life begins to unravel…
This was a solid thriller. Wendy Clarke’s book is twisty and well written. She introduces an intriguing cast of characters and a problem that readers won’t be able to resist finding out the meaning behind.
This story is narrated by Kelly who tells her story from present and past time periods. As she weaves together Kelly’s story and makes connections to her current life and her past life, a plot begins to slowly unravel at just the right speed.
I enjoyed this story a lot and will definitely read more books by Wendy Clarke.
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Wendy Clarke is a bestselling author of psychological thrillers. She started her career writing short fiction and serials for national women’s magazines. After having over three hundred short stories published, she progressed to writing novels. With a degree in psychology, and intrigued with how the human mind can affect behaviour, it was inevitable that she would eventually want to explore her darker side.
What She Saw was Wendy’s debut psychological thriller, published by Bookouture. Since then, she has published three more, We Were Sisters, The Bride and her latest thriller, His Hidden Wife.
In her previous life, Wendy has published three collections of short stories and has been a short story judge for the Chiltern Writers Group, Nottingham Writers Group and The Society of Women Writers and journalists.
Wendy lives with her husband and step-dog in Sussex and when not writing is usually dancing, singing or watching any programme that involves food!