Today I am taking part in the books on tour and reviewing Only Child by Casey Kelleher, published by Bookouture.
The police are here. The feeling of pure dread swirls in my stomach as a million scenarios start playing out in my head. My whole life I’ve expected something bad to happen to my daughter. It is as if part of me has been expecting it. As if I deserve it.
Fifteen-year-old Kayla is the apple of her parents’ eyes, their beautiful only daughter. They tried for so long to have her that she was even more precious when she arrived. But deep down, her mother Sherrie has always been terrified that their worst fear would come true: that Kayla would be taken from them.
Then one day – just as Sherrie had dreaded – Kayla fails to return home after a sleepover. In desperation, Sherrie and her husband Richard call Kayla’s friends. They scour the streets, their search becoming more and more frantic. Until the police arrive and deliver the shocking news, when their worst nightmare comes true: someone has their daughter.
As Sherrie and Richard grill friends, family, and even each other, Sherrie starts to wonder, has the secret they’ve been hiding all these years finally caught up with them?
Because Sherrie and Richard are living a lie. A lie so huge, so shocking, that it could destroy the one thing they hold most dear – their daughter.
And if the truth comes out, their family will never be the same. But if it doesn’t, they will never see their precious girl again…
A totally unputdownable psychological thriller that will have you gasping out loud until the very last page. If you love Lisa Jewell, K.L. Slater and T.M. Logan, you’ll be obsessed with Only Child.
“They gave her everything…Except the truth…”
Once again Kelleher has delivered a fast paced gripping and intense psychological thriller where the pages just turned themselves. It kept me engaged and captivated right from the outset, unable to put it down!
A multi-layered suspenseful plot unfolds through different perspectives, but has you questioning whether their narrative can be relied upon. Kelleher also does a great job of hoodwinking the reader through many twists and turns throughout.
Where we are spoilt for choice with the missing child trope. I really enjoyed Kelleher’s spin on it. It has been very well executed with a cast of interesting characters and a satisfying outcome. All round, I found Only Child to be a very entertaining read.
Thank you to Casey Kelleher, Bookouture and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advanced copy of Only Child, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
This review will be added to, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Amazon Australia & Amazon US. I will also add to NetGalley, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play, Barnes & Noble and BookBub if available. As I am from Australia, I am unable to add to Amazon UK, but will post to Waterstones & Foyles if also available.
ONLY CHILD BOOKS ON TOUR
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LET’S GET TO KNOW CASEY KELLEHER
Casey Kelleher was born in Cuckfield, West Sussex, and she grew up as an avid reader.
Whilst working as a beauty therapist and bringing up their three children together with my husband, she penned her debut novel Rotten to the Core. Its success meant that Casey could give up her day job and concentrate on writing full time.
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