DI Sally Parker is called to one of the best hotels in the area after one of the guests, Megan Carmen, reports her friend, Tina, missing.
Sally investigates Megan’s background when the woman reveals that she has just arrived from France and Tina is a woman she met on the Internet. Do genuine people truly arrange to innocently meet people they’ve only just met online? Or, in light of Tina’s disappearance, is there something far more sinister afoot?
How much can we trust our online 'friends'? How much do we really know them?
Living a solitary life in France, Megan is persuaded by her online friend Tina to go back to live in the UK. After meeting up and looking at some homes together, the pair settle in a local hotel for the night where strange things take place. When the following day events take an even more sinister turn, DI Sally Parker is called in to investigate.
I loved the dark setting of the story, the sense of foreboding that emanates from each page. You feel that something terrible is going to happen, but what? I wanted to give a big slap to Megan for being so gullible. This book made me reflect on my own online activities and the 'friends' with whom I interact and chat with on a daily basis through my phone and PC. How much do I really know them? Do they actually portray a true image of themselves?
Well, this was a pleasant, intriguing and well-written novella that left me guessing till the end. I thoroughly enjoyed it and being very short and fast-paced I read it all in one sitting.
With thanks to the authors for an ARC of this book.