Sue Jackson has the perfect family, but when her teenage daughter Charlotte deliberately steps in front of a bus and ends up in a coma, she is forced to face a very dark reality. Retracing her daughter’s steps she finds a horrifying entry in Charlotte’s diary, and is forced to head deep into Charlotte’s private world. In her hunt for evidence, Sue begins to mistrust everyone close to her daughter, and she’s forced to look further, into the depths of her own past. There is a lot that Sue doesn’t know about Charlotte’s life. But then, there’s a lot Charlotte doesn’t know about Sue’s.
I absolutely devoured this book. I read it in under 24 hours. I picked 3 CL Taylor books from the library and for some reason I thought this would be my least favourite of them. In fact, it was my favourite. I got so engrossed in the storyline, and in Sue’s life. The story is told in the present and in Sue’s past. I found Sue’s past hard to read, as she had been through so much, but it was so interesting to see how it impacted her present family life. My only issue with the book was the ending. It ended so abruptly, and I was left disappointed that I didn’t find out more about what happened to the characters. We didn’t really see an outcome for some of the characters which was so disappointing after the story being so good. Overall, I would definitely recommend this book. It is easy to read and has an excellent storyline. Perfect social distancing reading!