Book review: Blackout

By Emily Barr
Published by Headline

You wake up in a strange room, with no idea how you got there.

You are abroad, in a city you have never visited before.
You have no money, no passport, no phone.
And there is no sign of your baby.
What do you do?

How did this book end up in my hands? I borrowed this book from the library and it lived for a few weeks on my nightstand waiting for the right time.

Was it a page-turner? Yes, the story gripped my attention from the very opening and made me want to turn the pages at lightning speed.

Having read the synopsis, did the book meet my expectations? Yes, and it was just what I needed.

Did I like the ending? I did – even though perhaps I would have liked a final confrontation between the two parents.

Did the book leave me with unanswered questions? No, it's a perfectly formed story in less than 100 pages.

Three words to describe it. Intriguing. Fast-paced. Sad.

Do I like the cover? Yes, it definitely captures the mood.

Have I read any other books by the same author? No, I haven’t.

Will I want to read other books by the same author? I would like to, yes.

Will I be recommending this book? Yes, it’s an engaging quick read that – on top of keeping you wondering what happened to Sophie - makes you also think about more serious issues like post-natal depression and motherhood.


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