Book Review for THE THINGS YOU DIDN'T SEE by Ruth Dugdall
THE THINGS YOU DIDN'T SEE by Ruth Dugdall
Thomas & Mercer
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My Highly Caffeinated Thought: A psychological thriller with twists, turns, and more lies than one can count. Positively addictive!
Wow. I am in love with THE THINGS YOU DIDN'T SEE. The book centers the shooting of Cassandra's mother and how the two main characters, Holly and Cassandra, are brought together because of this one event. As I greedy devoured this story, I was constantly turned upside down by the twists and turns. Some I saw coming and others took me by surprise. Nothing is ever exactly as it seems in this novel.
What I loved about this book was the flawed characters and the way they all interacted with each other. I know I have said this before, but this is something that I enjoy in a psychological thriller. It adds and extra layer questioning. The deception taking place in this novel was downright addictive.
The author weaved together misdirection, lies, and the unknown in such a manner it amplified the emotion and grit of all of the characters' lives. Dugdall used one event to propel a narrative with so many intricacies and nuances that it should have been a sensory overload. However, it wasn't. With each tidbit she gave me, I wanted more.
I am so glad Ruth reached out to me with this novel. It is a crazy ride. I loved every page of this book!
Reviewer Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review
Her instincts are telling her something isn’t right…
On a chilly morning in rural Suffolk, Cassandra Hawke is woken by a gunshot. Her mother is clinging on to her life, the weapon still lying nearby. Everyone thinks it’s attempted suicide—but none of it makes any sense to Cass. She’s certain there’s more to it than meets the eye.
With her husband and father telling her she’s paranoid, Cass finds an unlikely ally in student paramedic Holly. Like Cass, she believes something is wrong, and together they try to uncover the truth. But is there more to Holly’s interest than she’s letting on?
With her family and loved ones at risk, Cass must ask herself: is she ready to hear the truth, and can she deal with the consequences?
About the Author: Ruth Dugdall is an award-winning British crime author. Her novel The Woman Before Me won the Crime Writers’ Association’s Debut Dagger in 2005, followed by the Luke Bitmead Bursary in 2009. Since then her novels have been published internationally. Ruth’s work is inspired by her previous career as a probation officer, and she continues to be involved with the criminal justice system in a voluntary capacity. Having previously lived in Luxembourg, she now divides her time between the UK and California.
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (April 24, 2018)
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