Ahhh… I just love a good thriller, that is character led and just sucks you in and refuses to let go. After the Eclipse is just that! Dark, mysterious, and oh so confusing, it keeps you guessing. Thrillers are the only time when books can be confusing, lead you to believe one thing and then throw it back in the air and have you questioning everything- this does just that!
Two solar eclipses. Two missing girls.
Sixteen years ago a little girl was abducted during the darkness of a solar eclipse while her older sister Cassie was supposed to be watching her. She was never seen again. When a local girl goes missing just before the next big eclipse, Cassie – who has returned to her home town to care for her ailing grandmother – suspects the disappearance is connected to her sister: that whoever took Olive is still out there. But she needs to find a way to prove it, and time is running out.
Cassie is one of those characters that you find yourself wanting to shake some sense into while at the same time wanting to wrap her in a blanket, cuddle and say that everything will be okay. She is full of faults, but all ones that you can understand and sympathise with, she’s certainly not had an easy life- and yet she just wants to make things right and help others. You truly can not fault her heart and determination.
Easily my favourite aspect of this book is the different points of view in the chapters. The bulk of the story follows Cassie in the present day trying to get her life straight while trying to work out why another little girl has gone missing. But every so often there are chapters from the point of view of Olive shortly after she goes missing. I find this gives you more of an insight as to what happened that many other thriller books just don’t give you, this way you get to see the two separate points of view as they both feel as if they are working towards the big reveal.
If you like crime, mystery’s or super suspense thrillers then this is definitely a book for you. This is an easy 4.5 out of 5 star read for me, it came very close to being a five star read! It comes out this month, so keep it on your radar and grab yourself a copy!