Gripped And Guessing
Have You Seen Her? By Lisa Hall is the most marvellous contemporary psychological thriller that had me hooked from the start. A very cleverly constructed plotline ensured I was drawn into the action and consumed by events until the jaw dropping conclusion.
Written in the first person enabled me to ‘walk’ through the novel. Suspicion lurked around every corner. I was gripped, as were the characters, by “the dark hand of fear.”
The novel is about consuming passions – passions that will dictate actions. The reader is never quite sure who to believe as passions drive people to do ever more desperate things.
The novel shows how a community pulls together when one of their own goes missing – from searches to posters to casserole dishes – everyone does their bit.
Parenting is at the heart of the novel. Some hire a nanny and seem to parent at a distance. There are questions over who the children know and love best.
Have You Seen Her? would make a fantastic BBC drama. I hope someone out there takes note.
Lisa Hall is clearly a very talented writer with a vivid imagination. I want more, more, more. Utterly brilliant. I was gripped and guessing throughout.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.