Clever narrative interwoven with psychological mystery in Dear Amy by Helen Callaghan

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A girl has gone missing. She’s a schoolgirl, and seems to have been picked up by a man. There have been cases like this before. Margot, a school teacher who moonlights by writing an advice column for the local paper, starts receiving letters from Bethan Avery, the girl it all happened to first, years ago. She has to battle suspicion and mystery and question everything that appears in front of her including her own self to try to help both Bethan and the girl in real danger and currently kidnapped.

I wasn’t sure what this book would be like. It was intense, and thrilling, and interesting. It delved into situations that really aren’t comfortable reading, but was psychologically intriguing. I was kept interested and guessing constantly; and though I did guess the solution before the end I wasn’t sure and did really want to find out.

I was literally scared to go downstairs whilst reading The Unseeing by Anna Mazzola

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1837. Sarah Gale is sentenced to hang for the death of her ex-partner’s new wife, but not everyone is convinced that she is guilty. Lawyer Edmund Fleetwood is set the challenge of revisiting the evidence and making an appeal. But an untrusting Sarah isn’t cooperative, and very few people are – and even the stories Fleetwood hears are twisted and confusing, and no one seems to be telling the truth, even within his own family…

Oh. My. Goodness. This was amazing! For some reason I wasn’t expecting much when I picked this up, but I enjoyed it immensely. And also got so scared that I asked my husband to come downstairs with me when I had been reading in the middle of the night. We were in desolate, pitch black Scotland, in a pitch black and creaky house. He said no. I just about coped. But the twisting and turning and tales told and lies and mysteries here were just fantastic!