Lucy Hall arrives in the Seychelles determined to leave her worries behind. The tropical paradise looks sun-soaked and picture-perfect—but as Lucy soon discovers, appearances can be very deceptive. A deadly secret lurks in the island’s history, buried deep but not forgotten. And it is about to come to light.
As black clouds begin to gather over what promised to be a relaxing family break, Lucy realises that her father stands in the eye of the coming storm. A shadow from his past is threatening to destroy all that he holds dear—including the lives of his loved ones.
A dark truth is about to explode into their lives, and that truth is going to hit them right between the eyes.
Mystery books can be a hit and miss for me at times but this was my first read by Russell and this story came off as unique and well written.
Recently Lucy hasn't had the best luck after breaking off her engagement her parents decide she needs to get away. While away Angela goes missing and the story begins. The beginning started off just okay but when it finally picked up I found myself trying to solve the mystery.
The characters were well written and well developed. As the story began to grow you could see how mature Lucy was for a 22 year old and how she is dealing with the disappearance of her mom and finding out someone is after her.
The descriptions of the scenery helped make the story. Russell made you think you were their right along side Lucy. One thing I did have issues with was the descriptions of the characters. For some reason I had issues picturing them but by all means that has nothing to do with the author.
This book reminds me a lot of the series Lucy Kincaid and if you have read that series you will definitely love this one. Even though this is my first book by Russell, I can see myself following this new series just to see how it goes and what other mysteries are in store for Lucy.