Laurie Smith is involved in a huge fire at the Spa She is visiting with her friend Emily, during the confusion that follows a woman’s body is found and the victim is named as Laurie. Laurie manages to escape and realises that someone wants her dead, she now has 24 hours to find her daughter Polly, who is on holiday with Laurie’s mother, before the body is identified, and the person who wants Laurie dead finds out She is still alive
24 hours is told in alternating chapters between the past and present. In the past chapters we learn about Laurie and her abusive marriage to Sid an award winning artist, her friendship with Mal which starts out very innocent, but takes a dark twist, as the story progresses. The present chapters focus on the 24 hours after the fire, and Laura’s journey to find her daughter, before the killer finds her.
I am ashamed to admit I have never read a book by Claire Seeber (big mistake!). I was offered the chance to review 24 hours and jumped at the chance, and I am so glad I did, because I loved it. 24 hours is an intense psychological thriller that will pull the reader in and keep them hooked until the very last page. The characters are well developed, and have real depth, I felt emotionally drained following Laurie’s journey, as she deals with her abusive husband, copes with Mals ex wife, and her husbands new girlfriend!
Throughout 24 hours you are constantly changing your opinion of who maybe trying to kill Laurie, as Claire Seeber cleverly throws in red herrings galore, she has also managed to weave a dark and suspense filled story, that will keep you reading long into the night. I will certainly be looking to read more of Claire Seebers books. Many thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for an Advanced Readers Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review
5☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️out of 5 from me