Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Behind Closed Doors by Elizabeth Haynes

Behind Closed Doors
By Elizabeth Haynes
Published by Sphere (8 October 2015)
ISBN: 978-0751549607

Publisher's description
Ten years ago, fourteen-year-old Scarlett Rainsford vanished without a trace during a family holiday to Greece. Not being able to find Scarlett was one of the biggest regrets of DCI Louisa Smith's career and when Scarlett is discovered back in her home town after all this time, Lou is determined to find out what happened to her and why she remained hidden for so long. Was she abducted or did she run away?

As Lou and her team delve deeper into Scarlett's past, their investigation throws up more questions than it answers. But as they edge closer to the truth about what really went on behind closed doors, it is more sinister and disturbing than they had ever imagined.

My verdict
Wow, I couldn't put this down. Elizabeth Haynes is a brilliant writer and Behind Closed Doors is certainly up to her usual high standards.

Behind Closed Doors is the second book in the Detective Inspector Louisa Smith series. I have read the first book, but this was a long time ago, so I'm sure you could easily read this as a standalone.

The book follows the story of 14-year-old Scarlett, who disappeared during a family holiday to Greece. Ten years later, Scarlett has now been found. The chapters switch between the present day police investigation and Scarlett's story.

Elizabeth Haynes has a wonderful way of writing emotion that pours off the page. This book moves at a fast pace and the story keeps flowing. It certainly kept me intrigued all the way through.

I received an Advance Reader Copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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