What You Left Behind - A Book Review


I am a huge thriller buff when it comes to books and have great ones from Stephen King and Dean Koontz in my collection. Before this, I had never read any of Samantha Hayes works and am very happy that I ran into this gem.

The book starts off very fast and ends in death; yes death right off the bat. This town has experienced patterns of suicides that devestate the community and without further investigation they appear to be just that: suicides. 

It then delves into the lives of  Detective Inspector Lorraine Fisher, her husband, who is also a detective, and their daughter. Lorraine and her daughter go to visit Lorraine's sister in her hometown where all these suicides have taken place. Given a background of the community and what has been going on by Jo, Lorraine's sister, the town seems like a boring kind of place that kids just can't stand hence the suicide; or is it?

I couldn't help but be captivated by the depth of the book.. It takes on the point of view of different characters in different chapters which I appreciate. It gives the perspective of each one and slowly unveils what is hidden. When I read the epilogue I was blown away! Author Hayes had me thinking I had it all figured out by page 116 when in all reality I was SO very wrong.

It is well written and brings the whole story together in such a fashion where it leaves the reader satisfied yet somehow wanting more. I can't wait to read more of Author Haye's books in the future. This one is definitely a keeper! 


For more information about this book and for purchase go here: What You Left Behind - A Novel

More information about the author can be found here: Samantha Hayes

*I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

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