Something very bad happened to Dani Lancing. Twenty years later, her father is still trying to get her to talk. Her best-friend has become a detective, the last hope of all the lost girls. And her mother is about to become a killer.
– The Last Winter of Dani Lancing by P.D. Viner
After reading the synopsis (back cover) I wasn’t sure if I would enjoy this book. It was lent to me by a colleague knowing that I have a preference for thrillers so I persevered. I am glad I did. It was written by an author I am unfamiliar with and it was his first published murder.
The main event took place twenty odd years ago (Dani’s last winter) and the story was written in parts jumping back and forth between what happened back then as well as memories of Dani when she was a child; and then what was happening more recently in the lives of her loved ones as they tried to solve the mystery of what happened all those years ago. I read this book in a couple of days. Second one of the year already. It was a gripping read, hard to put down; thought provoking (even after the final page) but sad
If you are looking for a decent thriller with a good twist or two and an underlying thread of fierce love then I would definitely recommend this read.