Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense
Style: Audiobook; ebook (read both)
Trigger warnings: eating disorders (anorexia); child abuse; sexual abuse (none really go into detail: the last two are pointed in that direction)
This book follows multiple POVs. A witness, Ella. A father, Henry. A Friend, Sarah. And a Private Investigator, Matthew.
When Anna goes missing, there’s one person who knows what happened that day on the train. Ella. She was very hesitant about what to do when two guys start talking to both Anna and Sarah that day on the train. She decides against it but didn’t think that Anna would in fact go missing.
Both Henry and Sarah have alibis for the night Anna goes missing. Henry in his car and Sarah still at the club where her and Sarah were. Henry does have his wife lie to investigators when they first show up where Sarah doesn’t feel like telling the whole truth about what happened that night.
Mark just wants to figure out what the heck happened to the girl. Where she’s been for the better part of a year. If she’s even still alive. If she is alive where is she? He left the force because of a store robbery gone wrong where it left a 12 year old dead.
The book takes place over the course of the ‘1 Year Later‘. There’s questions that still haven’t been answered and it seemed like everyone forgot about Anna. The family of Anna (you see this from the fathers POV), is still grieving. Both the sister and the mother think that Anna is still alive where Henry (the father) not so much.
Sarah, is feeling the grief of what happened that night in London. Also she wants to know what happened to her sister Lily, but it seems like her mother doesn’t want to give her any answers. It appears that Sarah’s father had sexually assaulted Lily on multiple occasions. Sarah also seemed to have suffered some sort of abuse from her father as well but only once where she seemed to go into fight or flight mode. *note that these don’t go into extensive detail so it’s kinda hard to say for sure.* When Sarah goes to visit her sister she notices that she’s severely skinner than the last time Sarah saw her 3 years previously. It was noted from Lily’s house mate that Lily does suffer from anorexia. *this was mentioned but again it doesn’t go into great detail.* After comparing notes with Lily, both sisters know what they have to do. They go to the police due to the fact they think their father had something to do with the disappearance of Anna.
Then there’s Ella, who got complete crap over the course of the year. Her name got leaked when she came forward with information and her business had to be closed for a while due to it. Messages start coming, well more like threats and at first she wasn’t worried. When they start becoming more aggressive like and more threatening she starts to hand them over to the police. Yet don’t know who sent them. Things start happening to her family and it whines up putting her sons life in danger.
This book did take awhile to get into. But once I did I didn’t want to put it down. I wanted to know who did it. Was very surprised on who did it. The author did a great job making you not fully know who did it till Anna’s first and only chapter towards the end. I’m glad that this was my last read of 2019!