“In the eyes of others, we’re often not who we imagine ourselves to be.” So begins Rachel’s story of the tense investigation of the abduction of her 8-year-old son one year ago which was launched with a disastrous press conference. Rachel deeply regrets the mistakes she made; DI Jim Clemo is still haunted by his. In a case complicated by numerous potential suspects, including Rachel, Gilly Macmillan explores the effects of guilt, trust, and social media surrounding the abduction. A gripping combination of police investigation and psychological suspense with plenty of twists and turns.
Dual (alternating but not evenly) 1st person point of view – Rachel and Jim
Also uses social media excerpts and the transcripts of DI Clemo’s sessions with a therapist as well as news reports, etc. Chapters begin with excerpts of facts/stats/info about child abduction in general.