A gripping new psychological thriller from S.J. Watson, the New York Times bestselling author of Before I Go to Sleep, in which a documentary filmmaker travels to a sleepy fishing village to shoot her new film and encounters a dark mystery surrounding the disappearance of a local girl.
They tried to hide the truth. But the camera never lies…
Blackwood Bay. An ordinary place, home to ordinary people.
It used to be a buzzing seaside destination. But now, ravaged by the effects of dwindling tourism and economic downturn, it’s a ghost town—and the perfect place for film-maker Alex to shoot her new documentary. But the community is deeply suspicious of her intentions. After all, nothing exciting ever happens in Blackwood Bay—or does it?
I am sad to report that I struggled with this book. Which kind of surprised me as again I will point out that I loved this author's first book. The second one was kind of a miss for me as well. Yet, this was an improvement from the second one; despite my feelings towards this book.
In the beginning, I was into this book. I was following along nicely. One of the things that made it hard for me with this book was the very slow pacing. It felt like not much was happening. When something did transpire, it was not too "big". Just some little nibbles to keep the reader strung along. Which, I would not have had a problem with if in turn I was connected to the characters. This was my other issue with this book. No real connection towards the characters. So you could say this book didn't do it for me this time.