THE TWINS ARE CRYING.
THE TWINS ARE HUNGRY.
LAUREN IS CRYING.
LAUREN IS EXHAUSTED.
Behind the hospital curtain, someone is waiting . . .
Lauren is alone on the maternity ward with her new-born twins when a terrifying encounter in the middle of the night leaves her convinced someone is trying to steal her children. Lauren, desperate with fear, locks herself and her sons in the bathroom until the police arrive to investigate.
When DS Joanna Harper picks up the list of overnight incidents that have been reported, she expects the usual calls from drunks and wrong numbers. But then a report of an attempted abduction catches her eye. The only thing is that it was flagged as a false alarm just fifteen minutes later.
Harper’s superior officer tells her there’s no case here, but Harper can’t let it go so she visits the hospital anyway. There’s nothing on the CCTV. No one believes this woman was ever there. And yet, Lauren claims that she keeps seeing the woman and that her babies are in danger, and soon Harper is sucked into Lauren’s spiral of fear. But how far will they go to save children who may not even be in danger?
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‘ OH MY WORD ‘ What a book , what a story, what a brilliant piece of work this is. A chilling, spine tingling, page turning book. Hard to believe its a debut novel its that well written. I could not put it down. Incorporating old wives tales using a modern theme it transports you to the mind of a new mum of twins. The descriptions of the twins make them to me as memorable as the twins in The Shining. Yes they are tiny humans but I still feel chills thinking of how their mum sees them. The description of them made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. The author takes you into the mind of a new mum who may or may not be suffering post natal depression. You feel her pain as she falls deeper and deeper into the black abyss that torments her. Yet you are never really sure if its all a lie. Is she mad or bad ?. The author keeps that doubt spinning through your thoughts the further in the book you get. Captivating your imagination even when you think you know the truth. You won’t want to put this book down it’s BEWITCHING!!!.
Thanks to Netgalley and Harper Collins for my chance to read and review this book. As always they are my own views and opinions.
STAR RATING 4