*thank you to Netgalley, Lucinda Berry and Thomas & Mercer for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*
When She Returned is my second novel by Lucinda Berry. Once again she has written an extraordinary story! Centred around the past and the present, a mother has ended up in being lured into a Cult by a man named Ray. For 11 years her husband, Scott and now 16 year old daughter, Abbi, have been trying to find her. Then suddenly, there she is. She has turned up at a Gas Station clutching a baby to her chest. She is reunited with her family and as the story unfolds, it seems things aren't exactly as they appear and then the unthinkable happens which changes the families world once again.
I was drawn into this story from the very first couple of pages. It never got boring. There are 3 people telling this story. Kate, the mother. Abbi, the daughter. Meridith, who is Scott's new wife. It makes this such a fascinating read. It felt quite accurate aswell, like how the characters played out is what I would pretty much expect. The reactions to Kate having been found and brought back to stay in herr old home and then Kate's PTSD. There were a few things about that that I had agreed with because it's exactly how it would have played out. I would definitely recommend this, especially to those with an interest in cults as that is a pretty heavy theme in this book. I really enjoyed this and no doubt it won't be my last book by Lucinda Berry.