No one likes Jack. His wife is gone and his neighbors avoid him. He’s a recluse and a creep, and that’s just the way he wants it; he can ignore what they say behind his back if they leave him to his work and his daily walks. But when ten-year-old Emma goes missing in the nearby woods, the eyes of his neighbors turn toward him, their fear and accusations escalating as the days go by. Jack proclaims his innocence, but what the neighbors–and the reader–find out is the last thing anyone would suspect.
I’ve had this novella on my kindle for ages after having read a really good review. I’m so glad I finally got round to it because it’s a very good read.
The writer is adept at leading the reader on – and that’s a compliment! At the beginning, I felt so sorry for…
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