What She Knew by Gilly Macmillan
Rachel Jenner is walking in the park with her dog and her eight-year-old son Ben. He asks if he can run ahead to the swing, a place he has been to numerous times. As a single mother she knows she can be overprotective so she gives him this taste of freedom and says yes. That decision will haunt her for the rest of her life.
Search parties scour the woods for any sign of Ben and as the days tick by everyone involved: Ben’s mom, dad, aunt and even the police, begin to fear the worst. As with any sensational case the media gets involved and Rachel is under attack. The public begins to suspect her, but Rachel doesn’t much care. She just wants to find her son and she begins to piece things together but the problem is getting the police, anyone, to listen to her.
A thriller I couldn’t put down! I’m pressed for time almost always lately but I made a real effort to squeeze in reading this book because I had to know what happened. I’m a sucker for mixed media storytelling so between the two points of view, blog posts, interview snippets and more I was hooked. You won’t see the ending coming!