Title: Found Her by NJ Mackay
Date Published: 10th February 2020
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Belle Moriarty was there one moment and gone the next. Her older sister Eve was walking her home from school when she disappeared, ten years ago.
Eve has never recovered from the guilt of turning her back.
But then she receives a phone call that changes everything. Belle has been found – alive.
But who took her? Why did they keep her alive all these years? And now that Belle has escaped, will they try to silence her for good?
With Belle in a coma and Eve receiving increasingly terrifying threats, she must discover the kidnapper’s identity before they return to finish what they started…
I received an arc copy of Found Her from Orion via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This is my first novel by NJ Mackay and after reading Found Her it won’t be my last!
Goodness me where do I start? Found Her had me utterly gripped from the very first chapter. I have to say it’s one of the best psychological thrillers I’ve read for a while, perfectly paced and tension packed.
Eve is a complicated character, not all that likeable but very compelling to read. She’s been punishing herself for ten years after the disappearance of her little sister Belle, unable to sustain relationships apart from those stubborn enough to ignore her prickly exterior. She’s been on an even keel but that all goes out the window when her little sister is found alive but in critical condition. That’s when the story really comes into its own, as Eve’s paranoia gets worse until she’s almost at breaking point and all of her old unhealthy behaviours surface again.
I would have liked the ending to have been a little stronger but of course that’s just a minor thing.
Found Her is a genuine page turner and a must for anyone who loves a good thriller.
About The Author:
Niki Mackay studied Performing Arts at the BRIT School, and it turned out she wasn’t very good at acting but quite liked writing scripts. She holds a BA (Hons) in English Literature and Drama, and won a full scholarship for her MA in Journalism.