Where is Bella Parker? Bella, a happy three year old, has disappeared from playgroup, under the not so watchful eyes of four other mums while her own mum, Lexie, ducked to the shop. Lexie was only gone for six minutes.
How did Bella get out? Was she taken? Is she somewhere wandering in the local area, lost? A big search reveals no sign of the child, so the police start looking into the lives of those close to Bella. For everyone, even Bella's own parents, are hiding secrets...
Well, what a twisty, turny thriller this was. The further into the book I got, the more I realised I didn't have a clue as to what had happened, something I love in a thriller. I want to be surprised. As Petronella McGovern slowly reveals the story I found myself rivetted. I literally couldn't put this book down! Recommended to all lovers of mysteries.
My thanks to Allen & Unwin for an uncorrected proof to read and review. The opinions are entirely my own.