I usually avoid reading stories on this subject, but I made an exception because I always enjoy reading Sue Fortin’s thrillers which inevitably have a strong family drama theme and unexpected twists.
School Girl Missing is not what the title suggests although a young girl does disappear, but has she run away, or been abducted? Neve and Kit’s marriage is not what it first appears, Neve is hiding secrets and Kit is blinded by emotional fear. When the marriage starts to crumble, how will they react and who will be the collateral damage?
Neve is an unreliable protagonist, you want to empathise with her but there’s something about her that makes this difficult. Kit’s fear of loss distances him from his family until he realises they mean everything to him and has to fight to keep them.
This story explores the extremes of human emotions and makes the reader wonder what if they were in these circumstances, how would they react?
Fast-paced, with a seemingly ordinary domestic setting, this story has sinister undertones and a disturbing ending.
I received a copy of this book from Harper Collins UK – Harper Fiction via NetGalley in return for an honest review.