Leila Syed receives a call that cleaves her life in two. Her brother-in-law’s voice is filled with panic. His son’s nursery has called to ask where little Max is.


Leila was supposed to drop Max off that morning. But she forgot.

Racing to the carpark, she grasps the horror of what she has done.


What follows is an explosive, high-profile trial that will tear the family apart. But as the case progresses it becomes clear there’s more to this incident than meets the eye…

My Review

I absolutely loved this book. I had to give myself a few days to process what I read! Such an amazing thriller with some truly shocking twists.

I thought the plot was incredible. When I first picked up the book I was curious to where the author was going to go with the plot. I loved the direction of the story and how the author carried the plot. It got to the end of the court case which was the leading story in the book, and there was still a meaningful number of pages left. These last pages were amazing, I could not predict what was going to happen but I absolutely loved the twist and the deception. I don’t want to mention too much more of the plot because I want everyone to enjoy this book.

The characters in this book seem very normal and like nothing would happen to people like this. As the book goes on we can see their true colours as secrets the characters have kept are revealed and the reader can see their true motive. I really enjoyed how the author portrayed these characters and have them their voice. The book was written in the perspective of Lelia, the main character. She was such an interesting character. I enjoyed reading approximately her and about her time in court.

The author was so descriptive and I felt like I could fully imagine the characters in these situations. I particularly enjoyed the court case scene, it reminded me of my time as a juror. The author brought these scenes to life. I highly recommend this author to everyone, it was such an amazing book. Thank you to Tandem Collective for sending me a copy of this book. Check it out on amazon and goodreads.

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