My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I’m reviewing Last Seen by Lucy Clarke. This is an Amazon Vine review. Do pop by and visit me here! I’m always up for a chat!
When two boys go swimming and only one comes back, a small seaside community are devastated by the news. Years later, new secrets surface threatening to disrupt the peaceful beach and the lives of those who live there. It’s a place where everyone seems to know each others business. A place where secrets are hard to keep.
Here are my thoughts:
^^ I really like Lucy Clarke’s writing and have read her previous books; they’ve all been good and this is no exception. It’s the type of story that is full of family drama and I can easily imagine as a BBC adaptation. I truly hope this happens.
^^ This is the story of two women, Isla and Sarah, who are best of friends and have been for years. In the summer, they live in beach huts right by the sea. It’s a small community that’s like one big happy family. At least, it was.
^^ As the story unfolds we see the cracks in their relationship and what lead them to be the women they are today. The sacrifices they made. The heartbreak they’ve felt. What happened between them to turn their relationship sour? And why does Sarah always feel like she’s being watched?
^^ Ms Clarke has a fascinating way of delving into the minds of her characters and showing you what life is all about. It’s not all hearts and roses, even if it looks like it from the outside in. This book is about making choices, trying to sort out what’s right from wrong. There’s tragedy, death, and untold truths. Yep, it’s life and for these characters it’s messy, upsetting and these are desperate times. But as always, the truth comes out in the end. Or does it?
This is a story about families, the secrets they hold and the lengths a mother will go through to protect the ones she loves at all cost. I really enjoyed this book, which had a great twisty and revealing ending. Some of which I saw coming, but not all of it! Lucy Clarke is immensely talented.
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This book sounds like an intense page turner. Thanks for sharing…and for visiting my blog.
Thank you, too!
Very intense beginning. Mine this week is from Murder in Mayfair by D. M. Quincy – a historical mystery. Happy reading!
It is! And thanks 🙂 You too!
Wow, the summary makes this book seem very sinister. I wonder if the first boy had something to do with the disappearance. Hope you had fun in the sun. It is overcast here today so it is not as hot as yesterday. My Friday Quotes
Thanks! Getting lots of reading done, in the sun 🙂
It sounds like a lovely story. Glad to see you enjoyed it! Happy weekend!
I’ve already got this on my list. It sure does sound intense.
My Friday 56 from Fifteen Inches Tall And Bullet Proof
Hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Oh i loved your book cover for “Fifteen Inches…” lol Too cute!
Oh my gosh, adding this to my library holds list right away!!
Oh darn! My library system doesn’t have it yet. I’ll definitely keep checking back though! I can’t wait to read it!
I’m positive you’ll love it – and it will be worth the wait – hopefully!
I love that even though you can guess what it coming with some books, because of the author’s writing, you still find the journey enjoyable. Hope you have a lovely week!
This sounds like a fab thriller! Thanks for linking this up to the British Books Challenge x