Release Date-9th February 2018
Kindle Edition-384 Pages
They were all there the day your sister went missing…Who is lying? Who is next?
Then–In charge of her little sister at the beach, Claire allowed Eleanor to walk to the shop alone to buy an ice cream. Placing a coin into her hand, Claire told her to be quick, knowing how much she wanted the freedom. Eleanor never came back.
Now–The time has finally come to sell the family farm and Claire is organising a reunion of her dearest friends, the same friends who were present the day her sister went missing.
When another girl disappears, long-buried secrets begin to surface. One of the group hides the darkest secret of them all…
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
So The Reunion by Samantha Hayes, what a ride this was.
This is one of those books that once you start there’s no getting off and I loved this tale so much.
So the Reunion tells the story of thirteen year old Lenni going missing, the year is 1996 and Claire allows her little sister to go off and buy ice-cream alone.
If you think that’s a bit old to be supervised, Lenny herself is described as special, so I think she obviously has some degree of learning difficulties.
Lenny vanishes and despite a police investigation, there’s not a trace of her to be found.
So fast forward a few years, 2017 to be precise and Claire is now married with two children and living next door to her parents.
A successful realtor married to a neurosurgeon her life is going well,
On account of her fathers, Altzheimer’s Claire decides to have a reunion of the old gang who saw her dad as a father figure growing up.
This is where it gets fun, and I can reveal without it being a spoiler that Lenny is alive.
This book is told from a lot of peoples POV one of them being Lenny.
In fact, this is the reason I removed half a star, I thought there was maybe too many voices and I would have been satisfied with just Claire and Lenny, I believe that was actually overkill.
sometimes less is more.
But that’s only a small issue and the rest of this experience was fantastic.
I was kept guessing throughout and while some individuals I loved others were too horrible for words.
The husband Callum for one, how could you be married for so many years and not realise what someone’s true heart is, well there are no words for his sort of behaviour, horrid individual.
And also the friend’s daughter Rain think her name was, I have teenagers and thank god none of mine are as awful and precocious as her.
Couldn’t stand her.
The reunion will get the cogs in your brain moving and it threw so many red herrings around I thought I was fishing.
It kept me guessing throughout. and I can honestly say I was shocked when the outcome was finally revealed.
So this was excellently written and my only criticisms were the point I mentioned earlier about too many voices and also I would have liked to have seen a certain someone brought to task for there actions.
So I felt this lacked that all-important ingredient closure.
Over than that this was a win-win for me that I am happy to recommend.
This was an exciting seat of your pants read that I highly recommend.
I was provided with an ARC of “The Reunion” By Netgalley of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.