Four months ago, Rick went out to buy a newspaper. He never came back.
His wife, Gina, is struggling to deal with her loss, and her daughter’s mood swings are getting worse. Then she receives a phone call from a woman at a country hotel, confirming details of a booking Rick made before he vanished.
Desperate to find out more about his disappearance, Gina and her daughter take the trip. But there is something very strange about the hotel, and the family that run it.
Soon Gina is unsure that Rick even made the booking – but one thing is clear: both mother and daughter are in serious danger.
I can’t believe this is the first book I’ve read by Samantha Hayes, but it’s safe to say it won’t be my last! In Too Deep is full of mystery and Intrigue and oh what a tangled web the author weaves. When the story begins it seems it’s going to be a “run of the mill husbands gone missing kind of book”, but it’s anything BUT! We are introduced to Gina whose husband is missing, she is struggling to find answers to his disappearance and cope with life in general “after Rick”. Hannah the daughter also is struggling to cope with life, after she finds out a secret that leaves her devastated.
Told from the alternative perspectives of Gina And Hannah, you get a real feel for the characters, they are very well developed with plenty of depth. This is a family whose lives are built on lies and shows how bad things happen to the nicest people, you really begin to wonder how much more heartbreak Gina will have to cope with. As the plot unfolds I did wonder where it was going, as it took so many twist and turns along the way. I did manage to work out some of the answers by the halfway mark, but this in no way distracted from my enjoyment of the book.
Samantha Haynes has written a gripping psychological thriller, well plotted and intriguing right up until the dramatic and explosive conclusion. I was going to give In Too Deep 5 stars, but I had a few small gripes, some of what happens (I don’t want to give away any spoilers here) seemed a little far fetched, and also the ending left me wanting more, as it left some questions unanswered, so for these reasons I’m giving it 4 out of 5.
4☕️☕️☕️☕️ Out of 5
Paperback: 464 pages
Publisher: Century (5 May 2016)