Book Review: Schoolgirl Missing by Sue Fortin

Posted 15 March, 2019 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in 2019 Reads, Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Book Review: Schoolgirl Missing by Sue Fortin
Title: Schoolgirl Missing
Author: Sue Fortin
Published by HarperCollins
Date Published: 1 January, 2019
Pages: 432
Genres: Contemporary Fiction, Psychological Thriller
Format: eBook ARC
Source: Harper Collins, NetGalley
Purchase: Amazon~ B&N~Kobo
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The USA Today Bestselling AuthorHer step-mum has a secret.Her father in lying.

Everyone is watching.

Who do you believe?


When fourteen-year-old Poppy vanishes on a family boating trip, suspicion soon turns close to home – to the two people who should do everything to keep her safe, her parents, Kit and Neve. Can they really be responsible for their little girl’s disappearance?

Neve loves Poppy like her own daughter, but the truth is, she isn’t. And her very existence means Neve will never have a precious child to call her own. But would Neve harm her step-daughter simply to get her own way? In times like this Neve has always turned to her sister Megan to help. Megan will know what to do…

Kit would do anything to keep his family safe and happy. But his refusal to have another child has been causing a strain on his marriage. And he’s worried Neve’s mental state is growing increasingly unstable. But would he harm his own daughter just to prove he is in control?

As the frantic search for Poppy grows, Kit and Neve’s marriage is close to breaking point. And only one person can get what they want.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the Author/Harper Collins, NetGalley and was under no obligation to post a review, positive or negative.

Holy Smokes. That’s all I can say to start this review off with. Sue Fortin is a new-to-me author. I was browsing for some thriller novels to review and saw the cover of this one. It caught my eye. So, I proceeded to do something I don’t often do. That’s read the blurb. I read the blurb, dropped my jaw, sent it to my Kindle and devoured it. I don’t mean I devoured it in one sitting. It was through a few sittings. Because with this book, I had to keep stopping to process all that I read, to pick the bones, so to speak.

This isn’t your normal psych thriller. This is so much more. Poppy, Neve, Kit, and all the other characters that come to light in this story will have your heart pounding, your hands sweaty and your seat tipping from being on the edge of it for so long through the story. This is a story about a family. Not an ordinary family. A family full of secrets. A family that takes a trip, and has the unexpected happen, and only one person in this book, knows the absolute truth of what happened to Poppy…..and why.

Just when I thought I had it figured out, just when I thought I knew who was getting their way in the story, Fortin through another twist and left me back pedaling to figure it out all over again. That’s the kind of writing that makes a phenomenal thriller novel. So many peaks, only to have so many twists thrown at you to leave you wondering just what exactly is going on and who did it.

By the end of this 5 star thriller, I was ready for another. This book is filled with intensity like I haven’t read in a while. It is, by far, one of the best books I’ve read this year. If you are looking for a novel that will make you sweat, make you mad, make you turn the pages long into the night, then I highly recommend this novel. This is an author who has quickly made me a fan and I absolutely can not wait until another intricately written novel is released by her. Well done, Fortin!

About Sue Fortin

Sue Fortin is an award winning USA Today and an Amazon best selling author, an international bestseller and has reached #1 in the Amazon UK Kindle chart and #3 in the US Kindle chart. Sue writes mystery, suspense and romance, sometimes combining all three.

Sue was born in Hertfordshire but had a nomadic childhood, moving often with her family, before eventually settling in West Sussex where she now lives on the south coast with her husband and family.

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