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Did You See Melody? by Sophie Hannah

Release Date-August 24th 2017
Publisher-Hodder & Stoughton
Genre-Mystery & Thrillers
Kindle Edition-336 pages

Pushed to the breaking point, Cara Burrows abandons her home and family and escapes to a five-star spa resort she can’t afford. Late at night, exhausted and desperate, she lets herself into her hotel room and is shocked to find it already occupied – by a man and a teenage girl.

A simple mistake on the part of the hotel receptionist – but Cara’s fear intensifies when she works out that the girl she saw alive and well in the hotel room is someone she can’t possibly have seen: the most famous murder victim in the country, Melody Chapa, whose parents are serving life sentences for her murder.

Cara doesn’t know what to trust: everything she’s read and heard about the case, or the evidence of her own eyes. Did she really see Melody? And is she prepared to ask herself that question and answer it honestly if it means risking her own life?

Did You See Melody?Did You See Melody? by Sophie Hannah

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is the first time I had the pleasure of indulging in a Sophie Hannah novel, Did you see Melody was a brilliant piece of fiction.
Drawing the reader in and turning everything upside down so the reader doesn’t know her up from down, or left from right.
It was brilliantly executed, a tale expertly woven to intertwine multiple strings and bind them together to make perfect sense.
We have Cara Burrows an English lady currently trying to get away from what she conceives her family to be, totally selfish.
Catching a plane and heading off to this glorious Five-star resort. Cara is thrust headfirst into a bizarre set of circumstances that leave her floundering for the truth and the answer to the question did she see Melody?
I loved the way we had a story on top of a story, as in Cara trying to forget her own problems by concentrating on the enigma that is Melody’s story.
The tongue in cheek humour was awfully amusing and I found myself chuckling quietly to myself.
There was also a great variety of interesting secondary characters that I loved.
Did you see Melody was definitely an engrossing page turner and I read this book very swiftly.
As for the ending, well not going to give it away, so let’s just say I loved the twist.
So in conclusion, fantastic bit of fiction, a real thought provoking read that begs the question, right or wrong how far would you go if you believed you were doing the right thing for someone you love.
So pleased to have received a free e-copy of Did You See Melody and this is my own honest opinion.
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