Firstly I wish to thank Sarah Hardy of Book On The Bright Side Publicity and Promo, for inviting me on the Blog Tour for The face at the Window by Ruby Speechley
ABOUT THE BOOK
They’re in your house.
They want your life.
And now, they have your baby.
To the world, I’m @HappyWife. Online, people only see my picture-perfect home, my handsome husband, Nick, and my beautiful baby, Thomas.
They don’t see the real Gemma Adams. They don’t see my past, the dark secrets I’m hiding in my marriage. They don’t see the fear I live in every single day.
But I know someone is watching me. And now, they’ve taken Thomas.
I just don’t know why.
But I’m going to stop at nothing to get my baby back.
Even if it destroys everything I’ve got to find him.
When new mum Gemma is seen struggling with her shopping and baby at the tills, a familiar friendly face appears and offers to help. The young woman, suggests that she could take Thomas outside to wait for her. A grateful Gemma hands over her son and pays for her goods. When she goes outside, neither of them can be seen. It soon becomes clear, that Thomas, has been abducted by the young woman.
What a tremendous story this is. The opening chapter is only the tip of the iceberg of what is to come, as the story drops back a few weeks to fill in why things have become so dramatic. Most of the characters are not particularly likeable, and some you will change your opinion about as the story deepens and opens up. There are a lot of triggers in the story, for anyone that has to be careful with their reading choices.
I liked how the story developed and drew me in, often misleading me, not purposely but because the characters had to work things out themselves too. I believe how the author deals with these sensitive and delicate issues makes you look at how easy it is to be manipulated and not know, especially when the characters are at an impressionable age.
I liked how the author brought all these storylines together at the end. It is so much more than I thought it was going to be.
I wish to thank Net Galley and the publisher for an e-copy of this book which I have reviewed honestly.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Ruby Speechley is the author of four psychological thrillers published by Hera Books. She loves writing about domestic situations with plenty of twists and secrets.
She was born in Portugal but has lived in the UK since she was three months old. She now lives in Cheshire with her husband and two of her three children and two dogs. She has an older son and grandson.