Jill Lassiter’s three-year-old daughter disappears from a playground only to return after 40 frantic minutes, but her mother’s relief is short-lived–there’s a tiny puncture mark on Sophia’s arm. When doctors can find no trace of drugs in her system, Jill accepts she’ll never know what happened, but at least her child is safe.
Except Sophia isn’t. Someone is watching the Lassiter home in an affluent Pennsylvania suburb, infiltrating the family’s personal and professional lives. While Jill struggles to balance building her photography business with parenting high-spirited Sophia, and David is distracted by pressure to make partner at his law firm, both of them are holding on in a marriage that’s already been rocked by loss.
Three months after the incident at the park, Sophia disappears again, but this time Jill and David become the focus of police and media scrutiny and suspicion. Facing every parent’s worst nightmare a second time, Jill discovers that someone doesn’t just want Sophia for her own, she wants to destroy the entire family.
I absolutely flew through the first half of this book. When I wasn't reading it, I was thinking about how I could be reading it. It was a solid book from the beginning. I loved the mystery element coupled with the family dynamic because it made the story multi-layered. Then I kind of hit a bump. Some of the events required me to suspend belief because they seemed a little too far fetched. The mystery seemed so easy and I kind of checked out. I had felt the book went from a 5 star to a 3 star at that point. And then...let's just say - keep reading! The characters were human and easy to relate with. And I loved the book because it gave me a satisfying ending without everything tied up all neat and perfect. I ended up giving the book a solid 4 stars and will look for more works by Rebecca Drake in the near future!
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