A shocking discovery.
An island wrapped in secrets.
A tiny island community is stunned by the discovery of a long-buried body.
For Stella Harvey, the news is doubly shocking: the body was found in the garden of her childhood home.
The home her family fled without explanation twenty-five years ago.
Now, questioning her past and desperate to unearth the truth, Stella returns to the isolated Dorset island. But she quickly finds that the community she left isn’t as welcoming as she remembers – and that people in it will go to any length to protect their secrets.
But one thing rings true…
You can’t bury the truth forever.
Come Back For Me was a really engaging and addictive read, about family secrets, a tight knit community and family ties.
Stella as an adult still feels the hurt from having to leave her beloved island home as a child, when one stormy night her entire family crept away under cover of darkness. No explanation was given and Stella never heard from her best friend again. Now a body has been found near her childhood house..and long buried secrets are about to emerge..
We go between past and present, slowly discovering background and events. Heidi Perks keeps you enthralled throughout with some beautiful writing and intelligent plotting.
The setting is both beautiful and claustrophobic, the tension builds towards an emotional finale and our main protagonist Stella faces many difficult and very human choices along the way.
Overall an excellent read – fascinating family drama with more than a hint of psychological thriller.