PUBLICATION DATE: April 12th, 2019
Thank you to the publisher Bookouture for providing me an eARC of this book via NetGalley.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Sisters Bree and Alissa Walker share a special bond. Neglected by their parents, they have always looked out for one another. But one day, sixteen-year-old Alissa goes missing. When Bree discovers her green backpack with all her belongings, abandoned on the steps of their run-down trailer, she knows that something bad has happened …
Then she receives a chilling text message. Someone has Alissa. But Bree will have to give up something very precious in exchange.
Desperate to save Alissa, Bree looks at everyone close to their family. She’s sure that Alissa’s best friend is keeping something back about her little sister and a boy at school, and why has their estranged uncle, who they’ve not seen in years, been hanging around again?
It soon becomes clear that the person behind the message knows a lot about the dark truths within the Walker family and will go to any lengths to get revenge. And as the search for Alissa continues, Bree discovers something about her brother Tyler that she wishes she hadn’t, a dangerous secret, which is also the key to bringing her little sister back home.
This was the first book I have read by this author and I quite enjoyed it. 3 children – Bree, Tyler and Alissa – are raised by their single mother who works two jobs to make ends meet. The eldest daughter, Bree, helps to look after her younger siblings especially her youngest sister Alissa. Their father is mean – he is neglectful, abusive and is an alcoholic who is kicked out of the home more often than he is in it. So it is up to Bree to care for her siblings.
8 years later, when Bree is a young adult she gets a text message on her phone. Her sister has been kidnapped and the person messaging her wants Bree to bring her brother to this person in exchange to get Alissa back. There is just one problem… Bree has no idea where her brother is. If she wants to get her sister back, she has to find her brother first. She is unsure what to do or where to look. Who took their sister and why? Will Bree be able to find her brother Tyler before it is too late?
A great read that will have you biting your nails wondering what will happen next. I really enjoyed Bree’s character in this book. She had done well for herself despite everything she was tasked with in her life. She got an education, worked a job and helped raise her younger siblings. She was kind hearted and cared for others.
I didn’t expect the ending at all which I loved. Keep me guessing the whole way through.
MY RATING: 4/5 stars