BOOK REVIEW: Come Back For Me by Heidi Perks
Gather round my friends, it’s time for a 5 🌟 BOOK REVIEW!
First off, thank you @penguinukbooksfor sending me this new Heidi Perks. I LOVED every book she’s written, and honestly, I was extra excited for the premise of this one.
Synopsis: A tiny island community is stunned by the discovery of a long-buried body. For Stella Harvey, the news is doubly shocking. The body has been found in the garden of her childhood home - the home her family fled without explanation 25 years ago. Now Stella will return to the island, desperate to unearth the truth - but will de be welcomed back?
I must say, Heidi Perks is a MASTER at teasing out a story in tiny, inexplicably perfect breadcrumbs, all leading to massive reveals and twists that you never really expect. I went down so many rabbit holes CONVINCED I had the mystery licked, only to find out I was at a very different piece of the mystery & not at all right. I love to be left guessing & to be left digging deeper into the curiosities that abound.
I loved that Heidi moved the story back and forth between present day, and the weeks leading up to her family fleeing the island in the dead of night, during a deadly storm. Using perspectives of multiple characters can be confusing, but Heidi pulls it off perfectly, every chapter leaving you feeling like your closer to the answer while telling you barely anything at all. This made for one of the most satisfying reads of my year so far.
As always, I never reveal anything that even hints at a spoiler or the plot, as thrillers deserve to be devoured without expectation. What I will tell you is that this has raised the stakes on Heidi’s innate skill to craft an atmospheric, tense, gripping mystery that will suck you right in and cause you to lose track of time. Making it, in my opinion, the PERFECT kind of summer read for your TBR.
UK friends - you are in luck as this one is releasing tomorrow! Be sure to get your hot little hands on it! You can grab a copy here!
Be sure to check out all the other amazing blog tour stops to learn more about this incredible book!
Have an amazing day friends! Come tell me who your auto-buy authors are! I’m over here craving all the mystery. 😉