Narrated by Sophie Amoss
Blurb: Ever since her husband’s death collided with the birth of her daughter, postpartum depression has taken hold of Veronica Shelton. She can’t sleep, can’t work, and can’t bear to touch her beautiful baby girl. Her emotional state is whispering lies in Veronica’s ear: You’re a bad mother. Your baby would be better off without you. But not everything can be reasoned away by Veronica’s despair. Can it?
After all, the break-in at her house happened. The disturbing sketches she found in her studio are real. So is the fear for her daughter’s safety—especially when Veronica comes home to a cold, silent nursery and a missing baby.
As she turns from victim into primary suspect, Veronica realizes that only she can find her daughter. Authorities aren’t helping. They’re only watching. Veronica’s concerned mother has suddenly vanished from her life. And a new friend seems to be keeping secrets from her too. Now, reality is waiting for Veronica in a dark place—because someone’s mind games have only just begun.
My Thoughts: I have mixed feelings about this book. I really like the psychological aspects of the story and the plot twists were definitely unexpected. However, the narrative seemed to get bogged down in a few places and some the of interactions between characters felt stiff and forced. I did enjoy Sophie Amoss’s narration which effectively portrayed the drama of the story. My overall assessment is that this a good story and wasn’t a waste of time to listen too, but it’s not the best story ever.
Alinefromabook’s rating: 3.5 stars!