#BookReview: Beneath the Surface by Heidi Perks

Reviewer: Samantha

I received  a review copy

beneath the surfaceSummary:

I donʼt know where you are…
I donʼt know what Iʼve 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 stepsistersʼ room is completely empty. But the police think sheʼs trouble, and when grandmother Eleanor tells her to forget them all and move on, thereʼs 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.


Oooh, buddy. These types of books are quickly becoming some of my favorites to read. A thriller. Suspenseful. Unexpected plot twists when you aren’t expecting them. Beneath the Surface had all of that plus much more. I do want to say right away – when I read the synopsis I was actually very confused about a teenager being left and no one thinking it was wrong. Abi is actually seventeen (my mind went to like a fourteen or fifteen year old and I was very concerned when I started reading) but once I found out her age things started to make more sense. Also, the cover I loved. Definitely made me want to pick this book up! But the actual story itself was incredibly well-written, a little bit chilling, and kind of played mind games with me – but all in a good way. It was so hard to put down, I never knew what was going to be thrown our way next, and I have to say I actually gasped out loud during several scenes in the book. I highly recommend and whole-heartedly give this 5 stars.

5 stars

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