15 July 2020

Night Falls, Still Missing

By Helen Callaghan
Psychological Thriller

My Review

Having read and thoroughly enjoyed Helen Callaghan's previous book Everything is Lies, I was really looking forward to getting stuck in to her latest offering, Night Falls, Still Missing. I had very high hopes and it didn't disappoint. I've always loved history and archaeology, so when I saw this book was based around an archaeological dig I knew I had to read it.

I thought the Scottish islands setting with its harsh landscape and brutal weather created an exceptionally atmospheric and brooding story. The descriptions of its bleakness leave you feeling completely immersed as the plot unfolds. The author's storytelling is second to none and this, combined with excellent pacing and characterisation, made the book a thrilling read.    

Book Source: Review copy from the publisher
My Rating ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Penguin (26th Nov 2020)

The Blurb

On a cold, windswept night, Fiona arrives on a tiny, isolated island in Orkney. She accepted her old friend's invitation with some trepidation - her relationship with Madison has never been plain sailing. But as she approaches Madison's cottage, she sees that the windows are dark. The place has been stripped bare. No one knows where Madison has gone.

As Fiona tries to find out where Madison has vanished to, she begins to unravel a web of lies. Madison didn't live the life she claimed to, and now Fiona's own life is in danger . . .

The Author

My name is Helen Callaghan and I write fiction whenever I'm left unsupervised. I live in Cambridge amongst teetering piles of books.

I've always written, it's my one constant. I was at various points a student nurse, barmaid and drama student. Eventually I settled into bookselling, working as a fiction specialist and buyer for a variety of bookshops, and did that for nearly ten years. In the end I became restless and studied for A-levels at night school. I achieved a place at Cambridge University as a mature student, where I studied Archaeology.

My debut novel, Dear Amy, was a Sunday Times bestseller and my second novel, Everything Is Lies was published in 2018. My latest, Night Falls, Still Missing, will be available in July 2020.

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