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.
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I rate this book a 5 out of 5
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