Beneath the Surface by Sibel Hodge

Genre: Suspense
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Release Date: July 27, 2017

After losing her job at a popular magazine, Holly returns to her hometown. There, she finds her school friend's son murdered both of his parents before taking his own life. Holly's shocked. The gentle boy she knew did not seem capable of hating his parents that much.

Holly can't have the story at her new employer, but she's determined to get to the bottom of things on her own time. The more questions she asks, the more danger she gets into. Someone doesn't want answers revealed. Holly could be putting her very own life on the line.

Beneath the Surface is a work of fiction, but there were aspects of the story that did seem very real. In fact, something similar happened just up the road from me. It was horrifying and I'm still not sure how I feel about the entire case. That made Sibel Hodge's story very real and very frightening.

This isn't an easy read. A lot happens and some of it does seem so senseless, which makes it all the more real. The plot continues to advance and spiral, and while some of it was predictable to me - mainly because as I mentioned a very similar case happened nearby - I still felt compelled to keep reading.

If you're ready to get outraged, saddened, and engrossed in a book, Beneath the Surface is a great choice.


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