14 Apr 2019

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Book Review / Last Seen by Lucy Clark

In a small seaside community, there’s always somebody watching…
Twisty, pacy, and superbly plotted, Last Seen is the perfect psychological page-turner for fans of Clare Mackintosh and Sabine Durrant.
Seven years ago, two boys went missing at sea – and only one was brought to shore. The Sandbank, a remote stretch of coast dotted with beach huts, was scarred forever.
Sarah’s son survived, but on the anniversary of the accident, he disappears without trace. As new secrets begin to surface, The Sandbank hums with tension and unanswered questions. Sarah’s search grows more desperate and she starts to mistrust everyone she knows – and she’s right to.
Someone saw everything on that fateful day seven years ago. And they’ll do anything to keep the truth buried.

Published:     19th May 2017
Publisher:  Harper
Goodreads :  Click here
Series or Stand-Alone:  Stand-Alone
Source:  Bought


This book had me on  the edge of my seat for the majority of the way through!!  I just could not put it down!  What a great book to bring me back out of a little bit of a reading slump.

This book has many different layers to it.  Firstly, you have the story of the tragedy that happened seven years ago, were two boys went swimming but only one came back.  You don't find out too much of that story and only learn bits and pieces of this all the way through until the very end.  You then have the story of two friends (the mothers of the two sons from the tragedy seven years ago).  You see their story from back  before they had children, through the tragedy and to the present day.  You then have the story of Jacob (who is the son of Sarah who survived the tragedy), seeing him trying to cope with what happened in the past and also learn to deal with what he is going through in the present day.

It does not happen very often where a book surprises me.  Not only did this story surprise me once, but twice!  I completely did not see the plot twists coming in this book and I loved it!  I cannot recommend this book or this author enough!