Margot Lewis is the agony aunt for The Cambridge Examiner. Her advice column, Dear Amy, gets all kinds of letters – but none like the one she’s just received:
I don’t know where I am. I’ve been kidnapped and am being held prisoner by a strange man. I’m afraid he’ll kill me.
Please help me soon,
Bethan Avery has been missing for years. This is surely some cruel hoax. But, as more letters arrive, they contain information that was never made public. How is this happening? Answering this question will cost Margot everything . .
First off, I have to say a big thanks to the lovely Ellie Hughes at Penguin for my ARC of Dear Amy, and apologise for not getting to it sooner 😂📚
I started Dear Amy yesterday, and I finished it this afternoon! It only took me 3 sittings to fly through it which I wasn’t expecting! The premise for this book is actually quite interesting, and in the current trend for psychological thrillers etc, Dear Amy is a very good debut!
While the book flowed well, and the characters were quite well written, the book left me feeling a bit deflated. That is not to say that Helen Callaghan has done a bad job, far from it!!! It’s just that in the current writing trends, with the glut of psychological thrillers coming out left right and centre, I look for something to completely knock my socks off.
However, Dear Amy is a great debut! I think fans of psychological thrillers will enjoy this, and find the twists and turns engaging, it just didn’t work out for me. Maybe I’m overloaded on this particular genre, it’s been pretty much all I have read lately but it is in no way a reflection on the author or her work!
Helen Callaghan is definitely an author to watch out for, and while this book didn’t suit me, I’m sure plenty of other people will love it!
Dear Amy is out on June 16th!
Have you read Dear Amy? Would you read it? Let me know in the comments! 😊