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Review: The Reunion by Samantha Hayes @bookouture @samhayes

The ReunionThey were all there the day your sister went missing…Who is lying? Who is next?

Then–In charge of her little sister at the beach, Claire allowed Eleanor to walk to the shop alone to buy an ice cream. Placing a coin into her hand, Claire told her to be quick, knowing how much she wanted the freedom. Eleanor never came back.

Now–The time has finally come to sell the family farm and Claire is organising a reunion of her dearest friends, the same friends who were present the day her sister went missing.

When another girl disappears, long-buried secrets begin to surface. One of the group hides the darkest secret of them all…

Review         

I was captivated by this story right from the first chapter. You know that feeling of excitement that comes when you have just started a new book but have no doubt that you will enjoy it? I had that feeling a few pages into this book and I am glad that my initial feelings about the book turned out to be spot on.

The Lucas family is having a reunion. Claire wants to get everyone back at home to help a family member going through a rough patch. The reunion also includes close friends who Claire grew up with.  One of the memories that this group shares is the dark day when Claire’s sister went missing. They were all there and now, they are back to the farm again.

I loved the narrative style that the author used. In narrating the story, there were different perspectives offered by the characters. As a reader, I felt that this heightened my understanding of the characters. It definitely made me more connected to them.

Tension in the story builds up slowly until a point reaches where the reveals start coming in one after another. I remember reading this book knowing that something bad would happen to the characters. However, I had no idea what, when or to whom exactly. And then the darkness descended. There were events that simply didn’t cross my mind before they occurred. I enjoyed how the book delivered one shock after the other. At some point, I became obsessed with the story. I couldn’t put down the book. I needed answers and so I read late into the night and for the first time, I actually found myself up  very early in the morning to finish the book before work. This book was hella captivating!

If you are looking for an immersive, suspenseful read set in picturesque setting with strong, memorable characters then you definitely need to read The Reunion by Samantha Hayes. Fans of this genre will love this one!

 

 

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23 comments on “Review: The Reunion by Samantha Hayes @bookouture @samhayes

  1. Inge | The Belgian Reviewer
    February 19, 2018

    Yes that’s a great feeling, wonderful to know within reading those first pages that it’ll be a great novel to read! I have read one of her books already so I know she’s a great author. I’m putting this one on the list too!

    • Diana
      February 19, 2018

      I am also keen on reading more books by her. Which one do you have? Glad to know that I have convinced you to consider this one too 🙂

  2. Holly B / Dressedtoread
    February 19, 2018

    This is the best review I’ve read on this one! I love that feeling of …yes, this one is for me! Sounds like one I can’t miss…adding!

    • Diana
      February 19, 2018

      Oh wow, thank you so much Holly 🙂 And I hope that you will also have the same feeling when you get a chance to read this one. Happy to know that you are adding it.

  3. Meggy | Chocolate'n'Waffles
    February 19, 2018

    I just couldn’t agree more! So glad you enjoyed it, too!

    • Diana
      February 19, 2018

      Thanks Meggy.This one was certainly a winner.

  4. You always find interesting books to read! Great review, Diana!

    • Diana
      February 20, 2018

      Thank you Nikola 🙂

  5. deesradreadsandreviews
    February 20, 2018

    Awesome review, Diana! I’m glad you enjoyed it so much!! 🙂

    • Diana
      February 20, 2018

      Thank you Dee. It was an amazing read 🙂

  6. Annie
    February 20, 2018

    I pre-ordered months ago , I hope to read it soon and I’ll tell you my thoughts!!

    • Diana
      February 20, 2018

      I can’t wait for you to read it Annie. I hope that you will enjoy it as much as I did:-)

  7. Jasmine
    February 20, 2018

    I love unexpected shock in thrillers. So glad to know you enjoyed the read. I like the cover and I’m happy that this book is good right at the start. Great review Diana!

    • Diana
      February 21, 2018

      Thanks Jasmine. This turned out to be quite a captivating read. I like the cover too 🙂

  8. booksarge
    February 21, 2018

    Great review Diana, any review I read here always ends up on my reading list. 🙂

    • Diana
      February 21, 2018

      Glad to hear that. Thanks you.

  9. Laila@BigReadingLife
    February 21, 2018

    Oh this one does sound good. I love that feeling when you start a book and know you’re going to really like it! 🙂

    • Diana
      February 22, 2018

      I do too, I was so excited when that happened with this book especially since my reads before then weren’t like that.

  10. Yvo
    February 22, 2018

    Wonderful review! I’m kind of kicking myself for not requesting this one now. Glad to hear you enjoyed it!

    • Diana
      February 22, 2018

      Thank you so much Yvo. It did turn out to be quite an interesting read.

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  12. teris27
    March 28, 2018

    .
    i liked it…

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