Jenny Blackhurst's debut psychological thriller and #1 Kindle bestseller HOW I LOST YOU was described by Clare Mackintosh as 'utterly gripping'. If you love Louise Jensen's THE SISTER or Tracy Buchanan's NO TURNING BACK you will love this.
My name is Emma Cartwright. Three years ago I was Susan Webster, and I murdered my twelve-week-old son Dylan.
I have no memory of what happened but you believe what your loved ones, your doctor and the police are telling you, don't you?
But if you can't remember what happened, how can you be sure that they are telling the truth?
And if there was the smallest chance your son was alive, wouldn't you do anything to get him back?
A fantastic debut from an outstanding talent.
Susan Webster, the narrator of British author Blackhurst's captivating if flawed first novel, believes that she's guilty of smothering her three-month-old son, Dylan, to death in a fit of postpartum depression, even though she has no memory of doing so. After spending nearly three years at the Oakdale Psychiatric Facility, she's paroled and given a new name. Shortly after she settles in Ludlow, Shropshire, someone mails her a photo of a smiling young boy with the name Dylan written on the back. Scared and confused, Susan enlists the aid of Cassie Reynolds, her best friend from Oakdale, and reporter Nick Whitely to reexamine the crime. As Susan looks into her past, she realizes how little she knew about Mark, her ex-husband and the child's father. The danger to Susan escalates as the truth slowly reveals itself, but the plot goes off the rails under the weight of the implausible actions of several key characters, some of whom aren't who they seem to be.
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How I Lost You
Omg this is such a good book. The only thing I am disappointed is that the ending is quite short between the mother and son and what happens to Josh. I am more of the romance side but this book got me interested. Well done to the author great job 😊😊😊😊
How I Lost You
This was a pretty exciting thriller with interesting characters and was pretty well written. Possibly too many characters which sometimes confused the story line and made it difficult to identify with main characters but otherwise an enjoyable read.
Absolutely loved this book. Had me guessing and second guessing all the way through.