They’re in your house.
They want your life.
And now, they have your baby.
To the world, I’m @HappyWife. Online, people only see my picture-perfect home, my handsome husband, Nick, and my beautiful baby, Thomas.
They don’t see the real Gemma Adams. They don’t see my past, the dark secrets I’m hiding in my marriage. They don’t see the fear I live in every single day.
But I know someone is watching me. And now, they’ve taken Thomas.
I just don’t know why.
But I’m going to stop at nothing to get my baby back.
Even if it destroys everything I’ve got to find him.
A compelling thriller, packed with suspense – fans of K.L. Slater and Lisa Jewell won’t be able to put it down.
The opening to the story had me hooked straight away. It flicks from present day to weeks building up to events that are happening in the now. It also alternates between Gemma and another character. I won’t say too much as the less you know going into this, the better.
I think this story really showcases how people on the outside, due to social media, can totally get the wrong impression about other people’s lifestyles. No one truly knows what goes on behind closed doors and its so easy to portray to others through images that our lives seem perfect. Makes you realise to be careful about what you wish for and that the grass isn’t always greener on the other side of the fence as it were.
The storyline deals with manipulation, mental and physical abuse as well as grooming amongst other things. Plenty to keep the reader gripped to the pages to see how things will unfold. There is another thread that runs through the story of which had the story going off in a different direction than what I had expected, so will definitely keep you on your toes!
The Face at the Window was another engrossing read by the author that made it impossible to put down. I enjoyed the build up of tension, waiting for certain things to be out in the open and as to what consequences there would be for certain characters. If you love a book that will keep you turning those pages late into the night, can highly recommend.
My thanks to Hera Book for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
Ruby Speechley is the author of four psychological thrillers published by Hera Books. She loves writing about domestic situations with plenty of twists and secrets.
She was born in Portugal but has lived in the UK since she was three months old. She now lives in Cheshire with her husband and two of her three children and two dogs. She has an older son and grandson.
You can contact her on Twitter: @rubyspeechley