"The Point of Rescue" by Sophie Hannah

Sally Thorning is an over-worked and tired mother of two young children who is desperate for a break. So when a business trip is cancelled, she doesn't tell her husband Nick and instead she books the week off and takes a secret holiday on her own. But she doesn't get much time to herself, because she meets a man named Mark Bretherick and spends the week with him.

A year later Sally is back to her hectic life when she hears the name Mark Bretherick on the news. The details that are given are all the same - his address, his job, his wife Geraldine and daughter Lucy. When she looks closer she finds out that Geraldine and Lucy are dead. And the Mark Bretherick that is on the television is someone she has never seen before.

The Point of Rescue is outstanding. It is thrilling and chilling with the right amount of suspense. As the story grows larger, Hannah keeps all of the pieces together and weaves an intense tale.

This is a great book. Often, thrillers can become too drawn out or throw in too many twists and turns but this book has it just right. It doesn't drag at any point and keeps the reader guessing, right until the end where there is a twist that most readers will not see coming.


  1. This sounds brilliant, I thoroughly enjoyed her earlier novels, may just have to move this a little higher up Mt TBR having read this review.

  2. That sounds fantastic!

    I just signed up as a subscriber. I am very pleased to have found your wonderful blog.

  3. LindyLouMac - I haven't read any of her other books but I'm definitely putting them on my to read list now.

    Rose City Reader - welcome and thanks for subscribing!

    Nicole - unfortunately I got it from the library so I can't pass it on otherwise I would!

  4. Oh you must Shan, here are my links to my reviews to tempt you further
    Little Face
    Hurting Distance

  5. Wow - I'm intrigued!!! I'm def. writing this one down in my to be read!

  6. I haven't read anything by Sophie Hannah, but based on your review, I think I should add her and this title to my wishlist - thanks!


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