Book Summary from Goodreads
He's gone. And telling the truth won't bring him back...
When a baby goes missing on a lonely roadside in Australia, it sets off a police investigation that will become a media sensation and dinner-table talk across the world.
Lies, rumours and guilt snowball, causing the parents, Joanna and Alistair, to slowly turn against each other.
Finally Joanna starts thinking the unthinkable: could the truth be even more terrible than she suspected? And what will it take to make things right?
The Cry is a dark psychological thriller with a gripping moral dilemma at its heart and characters who will keep you guessing on every page.
My Review - 3 1/2
An unexpected read, I have always enjoyed psychological thrillers, a favourite genre. I would recommend this one to those that enjoy emotional novels that deal with morals and values, think Jodi Picoult and Kristin Hannah.
You are on the edge of your seat trying to figure out how they connect the pieces together about missing Noah. And the ending was brilliant, I absolutely loved the ending. Even though I enjoyed the story overall, the middle kept me wondering what next, it took me past the suspense feel because a main part was revealed early which had you waiting for when the truth would come out. At times the flow of the story almost lost me and then wham, oh Joanna, I loved her character again.
Alistair has an older daughter who he is trying to get full custody for. We meet his ex wife and then Joanna and her connect also. Everyone involved with the search for Noah and the manipulation going on was fascinating and had you considering all the different judgments. In the end what happened does it match your own morals and values, you need to read it and consider this.
Helen Fitzgerald gives flashbacks throughout the story which helps to flesh out the journey, very well done. Good suspense psychological thriller, you will be surprised.
Quote from 16% on iPad
She was on her way to hell. That's why the sky ahead was getting blacker. Joanna calmed herself with the idea. She died and went to hell, that's all - just as she knew she would, since the affair.
My Review of her other book, The Donor