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HAVE YOU EVER TOLD A LIE YOU COULDN'T TAKE BACK? THIS IS THE DEBUT THRILLER THAT WILL TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY
NAOMI ALWAYS WANTED TO BE A MOTHER.
But three years ago, her husband left, taking their child with him.
Now, her daughter has come to stay, and Naomi knows it's her one chance to re-build her family.
But the night ends in a terrible accident.
And Naomi has no memory of what happened.
Panicking, desperate, Naomi finds herself telling a lie:
'My daughter is missing.'
NOW SHE CAN NEVER TAKE IT BACK.
'I'll be recommending it to everyone I know' SARAH PEARSE, author of The Sanatorium
'A stand out psychological thriller with heart' ASHLEY AUDRAIN, author of The Push
'A genuinely shocking twist' 5***** READER REVIEW
'Superb. Utterly gripping' WILL DEAN, author of The Last Thing to Burn
'Truly the stuff of nightmares. Couldn't put it down' CATHERINE COOPER, of The Chalet
'A tense and claustrophobic rollercoaster' NINA MANNING
'Had me turning pages into the early hours. Truly superb' KATIE LOWE
READERS ARE HOOKED BY WHEN THEY FIND HER . . .
'This book was one I was excited to read and it didn't disappoint . . . the story was excellent' 5***** READER REVIEW
'As clever and compelling as it is gripping' 5***** READER REVIEW
'Nail-biting suspense throughout' 5***** READER REVIEW
© Lia Middleton 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
With extremely clever storytelling, terrific pace and emotional heft, Lia Middleton’s When They Find Her is one of the more memorable thrillers we can recall. Its premise isn’t for the faint-hearted: Naomi is a troubled woman whose chance at rebuilding a relationship with four-year-old daughter Freya is destroyed when she wakes up one morning to discover Freya dead. Bereft, confused and panicked, Naomi hides her daughter’s body and tells the police and ex-husband Aiden that Freya is missing. From here, Middleton fires up a psychological assault course of a story full of superbly drawn characters and gasp-out-loud revelations that feels built for a glossy TV adaptation.
A really strong debut
It’s a very strong debut.
🎧 version, the narrator Charlotte Richie is good, adding well to the tension and angst.
Naomi always wanted to be a mother, but 3 years ago her husband left taking their daughter Freya with him. Now her daughter has come to stay her one chance to rebuild her family but that night there’s a terrible accident followed by a lie that she can not take back.
It’s told from Naomi’s perspective, with time frames from when she is first pregnant to current. From being happily married to being divorced and struggling.
We are led by the revelation of secrets and lies told by an unreliable and mentally unstable narrator. I usually struggle with unreliable narrators as I get irritated by the lies and ‘convenient’ lack of memory. I loved it, the pace kept my interest although the middle section lagged a bit. There were revelations and twists galore. It was a book that kept giving.