Review : Did you see Melody? – Sophie Hannah

It’s too soon to write a proper review, but I need to talk about this book!

Ms Hannah is certainly on form with this twisty, turny tale – it keeps you guessing right to the end!

If you’re a fan of Sophie Hannah’s books, I think you’ll love this. Sending a big nod to the fairly recent trend of media hysteria surrounding missing children, Cara’s tale starts with a simple mistake and escalates very quickly from there. Who is Melody? More importantly, where is Melody? Does the crazy old lady really see Melody or is she just a crazy old lady seeing things?

Although at times I felt the plot was a little more complicated than it needed to be, it succeeds in getting you thinking. This is a novel that grabs you by the imagination and sends your mind off in all different directions. A well thought out story with excellent characterisation and a very engaging writing style; at times I thought the shifting of narrative was going to make me scream with frustration – I’m not even going to talk about the ending!

I expect this to be a big success when it hits the shelves later this year.

I would like to thank Sophie Hannah, Hodder & Stoughton and Netgalley for an early copy in return for an honest review.

4/5

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