Blackwood Bay. An ordinary place, home to ordinary people.

It used to be a buzzing seaside destination. But now ravaged by the effects of dwindling tourism and economic downturn, it’s a ghost town – and the perfect place for film-maker Alex to shoot her new documentary.

But the community is deeply suspicious of her intentions. After all, nothing exciting ever happens in Blackwood Bay – or does it?

Blackwood Bay. An ordinary place, home to an extraordinary secret.


Having read other books by this author, I was really looking forward to reading this. A good psychological thriller.

Set in a small village in the north of England, which is haunted by events from the past, two girls missing, and a third one jumped off a cliff. Alex, who is a documentary maker is looking for a new story, she had wanted to just film ordinary people in a small community. But she ends up going to Blackwood Bay which is now a run down economically struggling tourism destination.The people are suspicious of Alex and why she is there. She knows she has been there before but cannot remember what had happened in the past.

The story is told by Alex in first person, as she begins to recall things that had happened. This is a well plotted and suspenseful read, I did find the start quite slow to get into, but that could be down to focus right now, I did have to keep reading to find out what had happened and how it was going to end. The story definitely picks up after the half way mark.

The ending was a total shock that I really just didn’t see coming. So I think I would say if you like a slow burn read, an evocative tense atmosphere, gradually building up the tension, having you gripped at the end, then grab yourself a copy of this.

I give this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ out of ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I would like to thank #netgalley and #Harper for an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest, fair and unbiased review.

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