I am super excited to share my review for The Empty Nest by Sue Watson which is out today
‘Sometimes we can’t see what’s right in front of us, Kat. Everyone has secrets, even the people we love, the people we live with…’
Kat remembers the days when her only daughter Amy wouldn’t leave her side. Amy was the baby who cried when you walked out of the room, the toddler who was too shy to speak to strangers, the small child who clung to Kat’s legs in the school playground.
But now Amy is grown up, and Amy is gone – to university in a town several hours away. Kat’s house – which once felt too full, too noisy, too busy – is deathly quiet, and Kat awaits the daily phone call to tell her that her beloved daughter is thriving and happy.
Until the day Amy doesn’t call, sending Kat into a panic. Her husband and friends say she’s being paranoid – surely Amy is just out, having fun? But Kat feels sure something is very wrong – she knows her daughter, and she would never just disappear.
As the hours turn into days, her fears are confirmed: Amy is missing. But there are secrets about her daughter that Kat doesn’t know about yet. And the truth about Amy’s whereabouts may be closer to home than Kat could ever imagine…
A gripping and suspenseful psychological thriller with more twists and turns than a rollercoaster and an ending that will blow readers’ minds. Fans of The Wife Between Us, The Girl Before and Gone Girl will be gripped by this unputdownable story about a mother’s obsessive love for her child.
OMFG this book is freaking awesome, After a rocky start, and when I say rocky I mean it was rocky for me. I really didn’t like Kat, Amy’s mom she really got on my nerves to the stage where I wanted to slap her. She irritated the hell out of me big time with her consent clinginess towards her daughter. I couldn’t help thinking I am glad my mom wasn’t like that.
BUT as much as I wasn’t a fan I began to realise that there was more to Kat than I thought and started to question why she was like that.Then the author introduces more characters and the plot thickens and I started to question everyone.
I found myself totally hooked and sucked into Kat’s world on the hunt for her missing daughter. I started to sympathise her, this is very parents worse nightmare. My heart went out to her when the author took me on a roller coaster ride. Throwing obstacles in the way and playing with my emotions.
The story is jam packed with twists and turns just when you think you have it all worked out the author throws another corker into the mix! This is a story full of lies and deceit making you not trust anyone.
I have read loads of books of the years but this book has got one hell of a twist, which I so expecting…. it threw me side ways. A full on OMFG moment, which blew my mind! and you know what, it is the best twist I have ever read!
I am sitting here lost for words because there is so much I want to say, but I don’t want to give anything away.One thing I can tell you is, this is Sue Watson’s best book I have read! she has totally smashed it.
If you like psychological thrillers, this book is a must read. I cannot recommend it enough giving it all the stars.
Thank you to Bookouture for a copy for the blog Tour invite
About the Author
Sue Watson was a TV Producer at the BBC until she wrote her first book and was hooked.
USA Today bestselling author, Sue has written fifteen novels – many involving cake – which have been translated into several languages and involved tough ‘cake research.’ Sue is now exploring the darker side of life with her thrillers OUR LITTLE LIES, THE WOMAN NEXT DOOR and THE EMPTY NEST. Writing in this new genre doesn’t involve the deep research of baked goods and Sue’s hoping the change in direction will be reflected on the weighing scales.
Originally from Manchester, Sue now lives with her husband and teenage daughter in Worcestershire where much of her day is spent procrastinating, eating and watching ‘My 600lb Life,’ on the sofa.