Title: No One Saw a Thing
Author: Andrew Mara
Publisher: Bantam Press
Two children get on the train. Only one gets off…
‘Probably the most suspenseful book I will read all year.’ Liz Nugent
No one saw it happen.
You stand on a crowded tube platform in London. Your two little girls jump on the train ahead of you. As you try to join them, the doors slide shut and the train moves away, leaving you behind.
Everyone is lying.
By the time you get to the next stop, you’ve convinced yourself that everything will be fine. But you soon start to panic, because there aren’t two children waiting for you on the platform. There’s only one.
Someone is to blame.
Has your other daughter got lost? Been taken by a passing stranger? Or perhaps the culprit is closer to home than you think? No one is telling the truth, and the longer the search continues, the harder she will be to find…
No One Saw a Thing by Andrea Mara is a gripping thriller that will keep you guessing until the very end. The story follows Sive and Aaron, a couple who are visiting London from Ireland with their three children. One day, while trying to board a crowded tube train, Sive loses her two daughters, Faye (6) and Bea (2). Bea is quickly found, but Faye is nowhere to be seen.
Sive and Aaron are then plunged into every parent’s worst nightmare, as they race against time to find their missing daughter. But can they trust everyone claiming to help them?
The novel is full of twists and turns, and it is impossible to predict what will happen next. Andrea Mara does a great job of creating a sense of urgency and suspense, and it’s made me want to read more of her novels. The reader is constantly wondering who we can trust, and the tension builds throughout the novel as the search for Faye continues.
The characters in this book are well-developed and believable, and the writing is taut and suspenseful. It moves along at a fast pace and I struggled to put this one down. So don’t start this one right before bed unless you’ve come to terms with losing some sleep!
If you are a fan of well-written, addictive thrillers, then I highly recommend No One Saw a Thing.