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Lock the Door Kindle Edition
Meghan Smith has always been a protective mother. Her baby son, Harry, has a life-threatening condition and is never far from her sight. But on the evening of her wedding anniversary, as she and her husband celebrate in the garden with friends, Harry disappears from his cot without a trace.
In an instant, the perfect life she always longed for is in tatters, her family exposed to interrogation and accusation in the glare of media attention. But none of it gets Meghan answers—or brings back her son.
As her life unravels and suspicion takes hold of her sanity, Meghan begins to question everything she once took for granted. Can she trust her husband? Can she trust her friends? Can she even trust herself?
About the Author
Jane Holland is a Gregory Award–winning poet and novelist who also writes commercial fiction under the pseudonyms Victoria Lamb, Elizabeth Moss, Beth Good and Hannah Coates. Her previous book, Girl Number One, hit #1 in the UK Kindle store in December 2015. Jane lives with her husband and young family near the North Cornwall/Devon border. A homeschooler, her hobbies include photography and growing her own vegetables.
“Utterly believable, scary as hell. Simply compelling.” ―Andy Martin, Cambridge academic and expert on crime writing --This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B01HEKF8NM
- Publisher : Thomas & Mercer (10 January 2017)
- Language : English
- File size : 2120 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 342 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 35,034 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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More than half way through I still had no idea what happened to baby Harry. There were a few obvious choices and I was hoping the author wouldn't go that way. Thankfully, the kidnapper was a surprise but the ending was ridiculous. Overall, the story was well written (sans the terrible finale) but the characters were all heinous.
Top reviews from other countries
When Harry is abducted from his own bed one evening, his health is of paramount concern, and his mother, Meghan, is naturally beside herself. For the first two thirds of the book there is a lot of fairly long repetition (which I regularly skipped over) about how she misses him, longs to feel him in her arms again etc (but much more drawn-out than my synopsis, obviously!) and yet she still feels able to meet friends for lunch in Wetherspoons a day or so after the abduction, and to meet another friend for lunch a day or 2 after that.
Particularly far-fetched were the incidents with the pre-loaded syringes and the Russian neighbour, but for me some of the most ridiculous parts were where Meghan's 'instincts' kicked in - for example, she 'knew' where a particular car had gone even though there was no sign of it, and so strong were these instincts that she accused 3 different people of having taken him because she 'knew' they had.
The book has been edited efficiently and read well, hence a 3 star review, and I would read something else by this author
Now I'm looking for another novel by Jane Holland.