What She Saw by Wendy Clarke – Book Review

What She Saw by Wendy Clarke – Book Review



She lied to her daughter to save her family.

Everyone knows Leona would do anything for her daughter Beth: she moved to Church Langdon to send Beth to the best school, worked hard to build a successful business to support them and found them the perfect little cottage to call home. Leona and Beth hike together, shop together, share their hopes and fears with one another. People say they’re more like best friends than mother and daughter.

It’s the relationship every mother dreams of.

But their closeness means that Beth struggles to make friends. Her mother has kept her sheltered from the world. She’s more reliant on her mother’s love. More vulnerable.

When Beth finds an envelope hidden under the floorboards of their home, the contents make her heart stop. Everything she thought she knew about her mother is a lie. And she realises there is no one she can turn to for help.

What if you’ve been protected from strangers your whole life, but the one person you can’t trust is the person closest to home?

What She Saw is a gripping psychological thriller with an incredible twist that will make your jaw drop. If you love The Girl on the Train, Gone Girl or anything by B. A. Paris you’ll be consumed by this.



Leona has a loving husband, Scott and a beautiful daughter Beth…..but one day she visits a local store and sees a reflection…..Ria….but that’s impossible isn’t it?

Leona starts having panic attacks and cannot sleep, haunted by the past…..a secret kept under the floorboards…..what will happen to her life if this gets out?

Set in the beautiful Cumbrian fells, this tells the story of Leona and her and her friends past….one filled with fear, violence and heartbreak…..and it’s coming back.

I can’t say much for fear of spoiling this stunning tale of the effects of domestic violence and its victims in this creative, empathetic thriller….with great characters and a thoroughly satisfying end…. brilliant !

Thank you to Bookouture for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour and for the promotional materials and a free copy of the ebook  in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.

Author Bio:

Wendy Clarke started her career writing short fiction and serials for national women’s magazines. After having over three hundred short stories published, she progressed to writing novels. With a degree in psychology, and intrigued with how the human mind can affect behaviour, it was inevitable that she would eventually want to explore her darker side.

What She Saw is her debut psychological thriller, published by Bookouture, with a second coming out in August 2019.

In her previous life, Wendy has published three collections of short stories and has been a short story judge for the Chiltern Writers Group, Nottingham Writers Group and The Society of Women Writers and journalists.

Wendy lives with her husband, cat and step-dog in Sussex and when not writing is usually dancing, singing or watching any programme that involves food

Author Social Media Links
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WendyClarkeAuthor/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/WendyClarke99


Author:     Wendy Clarke

Book:       What She Saw    

Publication Day:  01/05/2019

Buy Link:
Amazon: https://geni.us/B07N8YGN5Bsocial
Apple Books: https://apple.co/2t1mQfv
Kobo: https://bit.ly/2S1vGc5
Googleplay: http://ow.ly/T1gC30nxHwC

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