12/16/16

Lock the Door


Lock the Door by Jane Holland. Thomas & Mercer, 2017. 340 pages. **** Publication date January 10, 2017.

Meghan Smith believes that protecting her son from germs and strangers will keep him alive even with his life threatening condition. What she doesn't anticipate is that she can't protect him in his own bedroom. Meghan and Jon are celebrating their anniversary with a few friends in the garden when Harry goes missing from his bed. Did a stranger enter an unlocked door or did one of their friends conspire to take him? Who can she trust and where is Harry?

A suspenseful tale of love, greed and betrayal. Smith hooked me with Harry's illness and Meghan's anxiety in taking care of him. She is spot on in how a mother with a critically ill child feels and reacts. Lack of sleep and guilt will make any parent crazy! Add a missing child and everyone is under suspicion in this thriller.

I received a copy from NetGalley for a review.

Jane Holland is a Gregory Award-winning poet and novelist who also writes commercial fiction under the pseudonyms Victoria Lamb, Elisabeth Moss, Beth Good and Hannah Coates. Her previous book, Girl Number One, hit #1 in the UK Kindle store December 2015. Jane lives with her husband and young family near the North Cornwall/West Devon border. A homeschooler, her hobbies include photography and growing her own vegetables.

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