liked this. What happened to Cerys Morgan 34 years ago? That is what Emily sets out to find after a long-ago memory resurfaces. Emily was camping with Cerys and saw something that wasn't important at the time. Characters were good, enjoyed the dual timeline and story was good. I liked Emily, but found some of her hair-brained decisions a little hard to take. Overall, a nice, quick read!
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by NetGalley review
Excellent read- finished in about three days.
The book provides two interwoven stories told 34 years apart and the author knits them together very well. Enough complexity, twists and the odd red herring to keep you thinking as you travel between 1976 and 2010 trying to link events.
I look forward to the next one!
by Toby Henderson
Emily and her family holiday in the same place in Cornwall where she had a holiday with her parents and sister as a six-year-old. This brings back memories of an incident where an attractive girl called Cerys had vanished. Emily tells the DI who is re-investigating the cold case her recollections of the day which as it was Emily's sixth birthday have stuck in her memory. Instead of leaving it at that Emily starts to talk to people who were around at the time but is she stirring up trouble that could put herself her husband, her family, and even her job at risk? An enjoyable read but I found the character of Emily annoying at times.
Original review: https://www.netgalley.co.uk/book/242257/review/537292
by NetGalley review
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. There were so many twists and turns I had to keep reading to find out the truth! Very believable characters, and such clear descriptions of the Cornish countryside I felt I was actually there and immersed in the unfolding story.
An excellent debut novel. I will definitely be looking out for more books by this author.
A fantastic suspense novel that keeps you guessing right to the end. What a brilliant debut novel by J D Pullan, I highly recommend a read!
by Sam R
A very well written book which developed the characters in a realistic fashion.
The suspense develops with each chapter and there are plenty of clues to solving the mystery with many red herrings.
I look forward to reading subsequent books from this author.
by Andy Fenn
A fresh and interesting premise for a mystery, which kept the pages turning and the interest levels high.
The detail from 1976 is fascinating and the description of the north Cornwall coast is awesome.
An excellent & gripping read, and a great success for a debut author.
by Dave Phipps
I thoroughly enjoyed this book in particular the very clever switching of time periods which cleverly added more and more substance each time to the story. The author obviously has a knowledge of the area the story was set in, and one could relate to the characters in the story. I would thoroughly recommend the book.
by Caroline Neale
Loved the intrigue and the constant backwards and forwards between the two stories. Couldn’t put the book down during the last 200 pages as I just simply wanted to know who it was. I would highly recommend this book. Great read and a really enjoyable intrigue. Don’t hesitate to buy it!
by Nadine Ledanois
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, not able to put it down. Such a gripping store, and I look forward to reading the next saga of Emily’s life.
J D Pullan, after a career in Finance and HR, gave up work in 2018 to concentrate on her life long love of books and creative writing. Brought up in the West Country - where her debut novel is set - she now lives in rural Monmouthshire with her husband and two lassie collies.