In my opinion...
I have loved Lucy Clarke’s last three novels, and couldn’t wait to read this one, so saved it until I knew I was on a flight where I wouldn’t be disturbed- I wasn’t disappointed. Phew!
It may not have the exotic settings of some of her other novels, but being a Beach Hut owner herself, she describes life in this type of community with accuracy- and who wouldn’t love to have their very own little house on the beach?
Lucy creates real credible characters, the best friend we would all love to have... or would we? There are hints and whispers that all is not quite as it seems. The novel twists and turns as rapidly and relentlessly as the ever present sea, first suspecting one character, then implicating another.
There are secrets, lies, questions are posed; the ending is shocking. I was left asking myself a final question, just what would you do for your own child?
This is a fabulous read to take on your holiday, or if you’re not going on holiday- help you imagine you’re on holiday!
Thank you Lucy Clarke and Harper Collins for my ARC, so thrilled to receive it. Now when are you going to start on the next one- I’m sure you mentioned Sri Lanka?
Want to know more?
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.
I was drinking...
A great big refreshing cocktail
I don't really think there's any doubt, a minimum of five glasses of bubbles