In a small seaside community, there’s always somebody watching…
Twisty, pacy, and superbly plotted, Last Seen is the perfect psychological page-turner for fans of Clare Mackintosh and Sabine Durrant.
Seven years ago, two boys went missing at sea – and only one was brought to shore. The Sandbank, a remote stretch of coast dotted with beach huts, was scarred forever.
Sarah’s son survived, but on the anniversary of the accident, he disappears without trace. As new secrets begin to surface, The Sandbank hums with tension and unanswered questions. Sarah’s search grows more desperate and she starts to mistrust everyone she knows – and she’s right to.
Someone saw everything on that fateful day seven years ago. And they’ll do anything to keep the truth buried.
‘Exquisitely written and impossible to put down' Clare Mackintosh, bestselling author of I LET YOU GO and I SEE YOU
‘Beautiful, sad and gripping…I couldn’t put it down’ Claire Douglas, bestselling author of LOCAL GIRL MISSING
‘A super, intriguing, gripping book with wonderfully vivid flawed characters’ Liz Nugent, bestselling author of LYING IN WAIT
‘Such an intriguing mystery in a beach hut setting so vivid that you’ll feel the sand between your (increasingly fearful) toes!’ Lucy Atkins
‘Feel the sand beneath your feet in this fast-paced seaside story where tragic consequences unravel after a drowning at sea’ Lisa Ballantyne, R&J author of THE GUILTY ONE
‘Twist coming upon twist’ Emylia Hall
More praise for Lucy Clarke:
‘A beautifully written book you won’t be able to put down’ Fabulous
‘Lucy Clarke’s gripping third novel, The Blue, is a great holiday read’ Good Housekeeping
‘Intriguing and twisty thriller’ Sunday Mirror
‘Gripping . . .a twist filled novel’ Closer
‘A gripping page-turner’ Bella
About the author
Novelist, traveller and fresh air enthusiast Lucy Clarke is the author of four novels, including the Richard & Judy Book Club pick, The Sea Sisters. Lucy is married to a professional windsurfer and, together with their two young children, they spend their winters travelling and their summers at home on the south coast of England. Lucy writes from a beach hut.
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Brilliant intriguing book
Just finished this book, took me a day to read, I couldn't put it down. I really liked the way it was written from two perspectives and also there were a lot of twists and turns. I am now going to read another one of her books, a great find!
More twists and turns than Bill Haley and his Comets!
What an utterly fantastic read. More twists and turns than Bill Haley and his Comets!
This story unfolds slowly with alternating chapters from the two main characters, best friends Isla and Sarah who have been mates for what seems like forever and are very, very close. Their lives take similar and yet so very different paths and what becomes clear from the early chapters is that they don't trade in total honesty.
This is a book of secrets and, oh boy, do the skeletons tumble out of the cupboards! The action continues right up to the last page and until then it is impossible to know where the story is heading. Lots of shocking revelations come out eventually and although hinted at in the earlier chapters, there is so much content in the story that the slowly unfolding reveals are perfectly timed.
This is a completely absorbing novel - the kind you never put down with your kindle. It continues to play through your head as you sift through the details revealed and ponder on where it's all heading. My kindle closed with a satisfying click -and you really cannot ask for more from any author, can you? A full and brimming five stars and fully deserves to be a bestseller.
I received an arc via NetGalley in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.