Lucy Hall arrives in the Seychelles determined to leave her worries behind. The tropical paradise looks sun-soaked and picture-perfect--but as Lucy soon discovers, appearances can be very deceptive. A deadly secret lurks in the island's history, buried deep but not forgotten.Read more...
Lucy Hall arrives in the Seychelles determined to leave her worries behind. The tropical paradise looks sun-soaked and picture-perfect--but as Lucy soon discovers, appearances can be very deceptive. A deadly secret lurks in the island's history, buried deep but not forgotten. And it is about to come to light.
As black clouds begin to gather over what promised to be a relaxing family break, Lucy realises that her father stands in the eye of the coming storm. A shadow from his past is threatening to destroy all that he holds dear--including the lives of his loved ones.
A dark truth is about to explode into their lives, and that truth is going to hit them right between the eyes.
- ISBN-13: 9781503951921
- ISBN-10: 1503951928
- Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
- Publish Date: February 2016
- Page Count: 304
- Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.5 x 1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds
Series: Lucy Hall Mystery #1
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-12-21
- Reviewer: Staff
Lucy Hall, the 22-year-old heroine of this unsuspenseful series launch from British author Russell (Race to Death), travels to the Seychelles with her parents, hoping the vacation will help quell the pain of a traumatic breakup. Soon after arriving, she gets the sense that someone is stalking her, and she nearly drowns when shes pulled under the water in the ocean. When her mother disappears, Lucy, frustrated by law enforcements apathy, attempts to find her on her own, discovering a menace 30 years in the making, with her father at the center. Readers should be prepared for stereotypes, including a loud and obnoxious family from Texas. Lucy herself is insipid and meek, allowing everyone around her, mostly men, to convince her that she shouldnt trust her own eyes, perpetuating another stereotype, the hysterical woman. The descriptions of lush island beauty are the only highlight of this lackluster effort. Agent: Annette Crossland, A Is for Authors (U.K.). (Feb.)