Published by Hodder & Stoughton on August 24th 2017
Genres: Fiction, Mystery, Thriller
Format: Arc, E-Arc
Source: Netgalley, Publisher
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Pushed to breaking point, Cara Burrows abandons her home and family and escapes to a five-star spa resort she can't afford. Late at night, exhausted and desperate, she lets herself into her hotel room and is shocked to find it already occupied - by a man and a teenage girl.
A simple mistake on the part of the hotel receptionist - but Cara's fear intensifies when she works out that the girl she saw alive and well in the hotel room is someone she can't possibly have seen: the most famous murder victim in the country, Melody Chapa, whose parents are serving life sentences for her murder.
Cara doesn't know what to trust: everything she's read and heard about the case, or the evidence of her own eyes. Did she really see Melody? And is she prepared to ask herself that question and answer it honestly if it means risking her own life?
So in Did You See Melody? we follow Cara who has ran away from home for some peace and quiet. Which to be honest I think that it is a slightly pathetic reason, but that’s not really the story. Because Cara has to spend a lot of money and time to have a peace and I guess find herself. She end up finding more than she bargained for – mainly getting caught up in a secret that was too big for her.
This was the frist book that I have read by Sophie Hannah and it certainly will not be the last. This was an addictive, compelling read that was so twisty and unexpected I couldn’t even comprehend what was happening until the very end.
Tarin was my favourite character. The best way to describe her is as a bit of a wildcard who doesn’t hold back and speaks her mind. She doesn’t play by the rules and has some unorthodox methods to get the results she wants.
Did You See Melody? has the perfect pace and enough information to keep you occupied. This is a gripping read, that will take you by surprise.