Review of Behind Closed Doors – Susan Lewis

Posted: January 5, 2015 in general fiction, Review

behind closed doors

14 year old Sophie Monroe vanishes one night from her home in a UK holiday park. It seems she’s run away as her laptop and phone are gone and she’s taken a bag of her clothes. As the police start investigating, many hidden secrets from the town come to light and everyone seems to have something to hide.

For the Detective Sergeant assigned to a routine missing person’s case, it brings back a lot of painful memories. Andrea Lawrence was a teenager when her sister Penny went missing more than twenty years ago and tore her family apart. She’s convinced there’s more to Sophie’s disappearance than teenage rebellion though and keeps digging for answers, all while her carefully constructed home life is falling apart.

Wow! I did not see that ending coming, though of course it seems so obvious now. The plot is full of twists and turns and kept moving forward, while the ending pulled all the loose ends together very satisfyingly. The characters were ‘real’ and I really liked both sides of Andee, no nonsense policewomen and strong solo mum dealing with conflicted feelings about her ex.

A really good drama with likeable characters that is a great read. I’m looking forward to the next book by Susan Lewis.


Supplied by Random House New Zealand

Reviewed by Jan


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