How far would you go to keep your daughter safe?
Everyone knows Leona would do anything for her daughter, Beth: she moved to Church Langdon to send Beth to the best school, built a business to support them and found the perfect little cottage to call home. They hike together, shop together, share their hopes and fears. It’s the relationship every mother dreams of.
But Leona never talks about why they moved to the Lake District.
She’s never told Beth anything about her father.
She says Beth should never speak to strangers. She says Beth doesn’t need friends.
She’s only trying to protect her daughter.
But sometimes the person closest to you is the person you shouldn’t trust.
What She Saw is a gripping psychological thriller with an incredible twist that will make your jaw drop. If you love The Girl on the Train, Gone Girl or anything by B. A. Paris you’ll be consumed by this.
What readers are saying about What She Saw:
‘Wow, wow, wow! What an amazing novel!... Secrets, lies and terrible events galore, this is a real rollercoaster of a ride throughout. Twists and turns keep you on your toes right through to the end. Raced through this one on a lazy Saturday.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Had me flying through the pages to find out what happens… I cannot praise this book enough! I finished it in a matter of days… My heart was racing as I was reading. It kept hitting me with twist after twist… I have to say it's the best thriller I've read this year.’ Ramblings of the Book Addict, 5 stars
‘An addictive, clever and suspenseful thriller that will keep you totally absorbed and page-turning from the very beginning to the climax with its moments of high drama and nail-biting tension… Definitely 5 stars!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Wow what can I say! I should be sleeping now but I was so gripped by this… I just couldn’t put it down. Wendy thank you for this book it was bloody marvellous!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Will have you tearing through the pages… a gripping story, and my spine tingled more than once with tangible tension. There are just enough twists and surprises to make this a fun, yet nail-biting read.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘This was an exciting thriller that I will not soon forget. Had some difficulty falling asleep having read it… I highly recommend this amazing book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Wow what an exciting read!... Still thinking about this one now! Absolutely brilliant!... Really gets you gripped and keeps you reading, snippets here and there to tease and want to know more…. Definitely an easy 5 stars from me! Super awesome book!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘A dark thriller full of twists, turns and an overall creepy feeling I'm struggling to let go of! The characters are very likeable and believable which is rare in a thriller!... Highly recommended.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘An enjoyable and gripping mystery thriller with plenty of surprising twists and turns… very addictive… I finished in less than a day because I couldn't put it down.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Absolutely brilliant, five stars plus for me. I was gripped from the very first chapter… full of twists and turns as the story developed, just loved it and I cannot recommend it highly enough.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘What She Saw is cleverly plotted and skilfully written… Dramatic and riveting… I did not anticipate all the twists and turns in this story.’ Goodreads reviewer
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What She Saw
The first half of the book is quite slow, scene setting with hints of a mysterious, perhaps dangerous past, and secrets. There are enough clues for the reader to be able to guess, rightly or wrongly, what has gone on and it is this that drew me into the story. I wanted to know the main characters’ histories and what was going to happen.
As we learn more the action speeds up, ending quite dramatically. It’s hard to know what to say without giving away spoilers but there are a few twists, one in particular which I hadn’t anticipated.
I liked the way the writer made good use of the Lake District setting in the plot. Generally I liked her writing style. However, I didn’t like the way the chapters were split between Leona (written in the first person and in the present tense) and Beth and later Ria (both in the third person, past tense). I found that intrusive and at times puzzling. It spoilt the book for me making it a 4* book rather than a 5*.