02/04/2016

Beneath the Surface by Heidi Perks Book Review

Beneath the Surface by Heidi Perks



Heidi Perks, Beneath the Surface
Heidi Perks
2016
Psychological Thriller



I don't know where you are...I don't know what I've done...Teenager Abigail Ryder is devastated when she gets home from school to find her family gone. Nothing makes sense. Things are missing from the house and her stepsisters' room is completely empty. But the police think she's trouble, and when grandmother Eleanor tells her to forget them all and move on, there's no choice other than face the future - alone.Fourteen years on, Abi and Adam are a happy couple on the verge of parenthood. But when the past comes back to haunt Abi, the only way forward is to go back and uncover the truth - and reveal the dreadful secrets a mother has been hiding all these years


When I started this book I had a vague idea of what this book may be about but it totally took me by surprise, what I loved most was how the author gave the characters their own voice we don't just hear the story from the main characters prospective, we hear it from her sisters and mother too.

It starts off with an introduction in to Abigail's Story and how she comes home to find her Mother and twin sisters missing, we then move forward to 2015 and Abigail is narrating through letters she has written to her husband Adam, we also get to hear from Kathryn (Abigail's Mother) and Hannah and Lauren (Abigail's Twin sisters) who now live in Mull Bay.

Hannah and Lauren have no recollection of their sister, Hannah starts to question why their Mother acts so secretive and why she rely's on their Grandmother Eleanor so much, brining some dark secrets to light.

Well let's just say I was gripped from the start to finish of this book, I needed to know how a mother could just leave her child in that way and what were the reasons behind it all.

One thing I found hard to grasp was how Abigail hadn't found her family already after all those years, her Grandmother tell's her to not bother looking for her family but any normal person would of, especially as they didn't seem to be that far away.

Beneath the Surface is written so beautifully and emotionally real, when reading you feel as if you are the character and you are going through every emotion as if it was you, there are so many shocking twists and it compels you to read more.
After I finished this book I felt like a part of me was missing, it affected me so much I could of cried.

I would of preferred to have read the paperback version than a pdf on my phone but I was lucky enough that Heidi sent this along to me herself.

If you are a fan of Books such as One Day by David Nicholls, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn and The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins then you would really love this book, I could actually see it making a good film or tv series.

This book was released on the 24th of March and you can buy it here: Link.
Read other reviews on: Goodreads.

         I rate this book a 5 out of 5


Do you like the sound of this book and would you buy it? If you have read it what did you think?

51 comments:

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  2. yes, i like this book, but i have issues with reading books outside med ish
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    1. Well if you ever see it you should pick up a copy.

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  3. I've only ever really read one psychological thriller kind of book before and that's Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas and that freaked me out! I love books with plot twists but thrillers make me scared to sleep! This sounds intriguing though and doesn't sound like it would be too scary! Lovely review :) xxx
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    1. I will be totally honest I don't really know why it has been classed as a thriller because it's not scary in the slightest but it's a good read and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it, thanks so much sweetie :)

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  5. This book actually sounds amazing! I'm going to have to pick it up I thinK!

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    1. I was surprised that I liked it so much because I was unsure at first, need to fill the gap it's left now!

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  6. This is pretty interesting. Thanks for sharing!
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    1. Thanks for your comment <3

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  7. Seems a great book! Thanks for sharing:)
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    1. Thanks for your comment hun, it's a great book!

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  8. Great post! The book seems good :)

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    1. It really is, you should pick it up!

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  9. Ahahah, thanks dear :D
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    1. I'll have to pop in when I am next near a Lidl and pick some of these up if they have them! Heidi Perks is the author and she is lovely and her book is amazing!

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  10. This sounds like a book I would enjoy and that'll keep an eye out for. I loved Girl on a Train, even though I was unconvinced by the ending.

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    1. It's a brilliant read I have to say, I know what you mean, what sort of ending would you of liked it to have?

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  11. I normally don't read thrillers but I think I'll have to make an exception, this book sounds really interesting and not like any other book I've read before. I really want to know the end of the story now. xx

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    1. One of the reasons it is so gripping because I wanted to know the ending, it's a shocker that's for sure!

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  12. I do love a good thriller ! this sounds great ! Thanks for sharing :)

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  13. I really need to get back into reading! This book sounds like a really good place to start it up again :)
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  14. Ohhh I love the sound of this. It sounds very haunting and intense which I love in a book!

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  15. This seems intetesting but I really don't have time for readinh :( I only read university books! xx

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  16. This book sounds so interesting
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  17. Looks like great book! Thanks for sharing!
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  18. Sounds like great, emotional book,I really like thrillers which have shocking endings too :)

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  19. This sounds so good! Great review X
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  20. This sounds great :)

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  21. This book are so amazing
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  22. I'm going to have to start making some time for myself to read. You always have such great reviews.

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  23. I used to read one to two books a week but ever since becoming a mum and blogging, the only thing I ever read is blogs. :-( This sounds like a brilliant book!

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  24. The introduction got me intrigues and I want to know more now! Thanks for recommending!

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  25. Aaand it goes to my reading wishlist! Thanks for the recommendation :)
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  26. This book sounds super interesting is! Definitely adding it to my wishlist on Amazon! Thanks for sharing!
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  27. Sounds like a really good book :)

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  28. Sounds amazing. I want to read it.
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  29. Sounds like the sort of book I'd read, great review!!
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  31. I love reading books where you feel so connected to the characters and the emotions that you feel as a result. Especially when they have a compelling storyline and that's how you know it's a book worth reading. I'm sure you'll find another book you'll get into like that again :) this has made me want to read more books though! Xx

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  34. Lovely review! Definitely going to look into purchasing the book. Looking forward to future posts! X

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  36. This book sounds like an intriguing read, I am definitely adding it to my list. Thanks for the review! I love your blog design by the way. :)

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  38. I loved by Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train so I may check this one out!
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