She lied to her daughter to saver her family.
Everyone knows Leona would do anything for her daughter Beth: she moved to Church Langdon to send Beth to the best school, worked hard to build a successful business to support them and found them the perfect little cottage to call home. Leona and Beth hike together, shop together, share their hopes and fears with one another. People say they're more like best friends than mother and daughter.
It's the relationship every mother dreams of.
But their closeness means that Beth struggles to make friends. Her mother has kept her sheltered from the world. She's more reliant on her mother's love. More vulnerable.
When Beth finds an envelope hidden under the floorboards of their home, the contents make her heart stop. Everything she thought she knew about her mother is a lie. And she realises there is no one she can turn to for help.
What if you've been protected from strangers your whole life, but the one person you can't trust is the person closest to home?
**This is a Netgalley book and my opinions are my own**
When I saw this book up for request on Netgalley I knew it would be one I'd enjoy. Thrillers are my all time favourites and this book had me flying through the pages to find out what happens in the end.
I cannot praise this book enough! I finished it in a matter of days. It had the most brilliant story line and my heart was racing as I was reading. It kept hitting me with twist after twist, and even when I thought I'd figured everything out the story would turn unexpectedly and make me second guess myself.
The story is set in the Lake District and with the authors beautiful description I felt as though I was really there with the characters.
I loved the characters in this book, the story is seen from both Beth and Leona's point of view and it was interesting to see how Beth reacted to her mother's secrets and to see how Leona was trying to protect her daughter. All characters in the book had such strong emotions that Clarke was able to really make me feel for them.
This book hooked me so much that I didn't want it to end. There's nothing bad I can say about it.
With a beautiful setting, real characters and a storyline you will never see coming I have to say it's the best thriller I've read this year.
I will definitely keep on the look out for more of Wendy Clarke's books. I'd recommend What She Saw to anyone who loves a good page-turner. I'm also going to recommend it to friends and family too.
Trust me, you won't be able to put this book down.
I would award this fantastic book 5 out of 5 stars!