Title: Don’t You Cry by Cass Green
Date Published: 6th September 2018
Publisher: Harper Collins
Genre: Psychological Thriller
SHE SAVED YOUR LIFE
When Nina almost dies during a disastrous blind date, her life is saved by a waitress called Angel. But later that evening, Nina is surprised by a knock on the door. It’s Angel – and she’s pointing a gun at her.
NOW SHE’LL MAKE YOU PAY
Minutes later, Angel’s younger brother Lucas turns up, covered in blood and shielding a stolen newborn baby in his arms. Nina is about to endure the longest night of her life – a night that will be filled with terror and lead her to take risks she would never have believed herself capable of…
Another very overdue review, this one has been on my NetGalley shelf since 2018.
I read In A Cottage In A Wood by Cass Green back in 2017 and really enjoyed it, so I thought I’d give this book a chance.
The story is told from the viewpoints of Nina, Angel and Lucas. From the off I felt for Nina. Recently dumped by her husband, she’s trying to put herself out there and not having much luck. Instead, she ends up holding a newborn baby, held hostage by Angel and her brother.
We know that both Angel and Lucas are troubled individuals, but in different ways. Angel is always angry, a little world-weary, whereas Lucas is holding onto abuse and hurt from his past, not able to let go. As the story progresses, the author does a good job of explaining why they are the way they are and things can be a lot more complicated than what we first see.
I can’t say too much more in case of spoilers but unfortunately, while the story started off strong but fizzled a bit as I got to the middle, although the ending was satisfying.
Will I read another book by this author? That’s a yes, I still enjoyed her writing style even if this wasn’t my favourite story.
Don’t You Cry was a solid psychological thriller and a must if you love this genre.
About The Author:
Cass Green is the pseudonym of Caroline Green, an award-winning author of fiction for young people. Her first novel, Dark Ride won the Rona Young Adult Book of the Year and the Waverton Good Read Award. Cracks and Hold Your Breath garnered rave reviews and were shortlisted for eleven awards between them. She is the Writer in Residence at East Barnet School and teaches Writing for Children at City University. The Woman Next Door is her first novel for adults.