As a huge fan of Samantha Hayes’ previous books including the brilliant Until You’re Mine, I was absolutely delighted and honoured to be asked (actually I begged, pleaded, cried and bribed) by Bookouture to be part of her #Blogtour for her brand new psychological thriller THE REUNION.
About the book: They were all there the day your sister went missing… Who is lying? Who is next?
THEN – In charge of her little sister at the beach, Claire allowed Eleanor to walk to the shop alone to buy an ice cream. Placing a coin into her hand, Claire told her to be quick, knowing how much she wanted the freedom.
Eleanor never came back.
NOW – The time has finally come to sell the family farm and Claire is organising a reunion of her dearest friends, the same friends who were present the day her sister went missing.
When another girl disappears, long-buried secrets begin to surface. One of the group hides the darkest secret of them all…
My Review: I try not to use “OMG” often, because then it becomes overused and doesn’t have the same impact, however The Reunion deserves an OMG and perhaps even 2 – OMG, OMG!
Samantha Hayes is BACK and this time she’s signed with the brilliant Bookouture who are known for publishing top quality books by top quality authors. The Reunion is a brilliantly plotted, well written psychological thriller that kept me glued to the pages from the opening line to the last page.
There was so much going on in this book that I don’t even know where to start. Firstly the book alternates timelines and has several different narrators which I personally love. In 1996 13 year old Eleanor disappears whilst under the care of her older sister Claire and now 30 years later, Claire decides to host a reunion for those who were there. When another teenage girl disappears during the reunion in an almost identical scenario secrets, guilt and lies begin to unfurl.
Once again Samantha Hayes had me hooked from the start and kept me guessing, double-guessing and doubting myself several times. I was convinced I knew who did what to whom, but changed my opinion about 10 times due to the amount of red-herrings and clever twists Ms Hayes is so good at. This is really a fabulous thriller and I highly recommend it.