Book Review: Dear Amy by Helen Callaghan


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Blurb from Goodreads:

Margot Lewis is the agony aunt for The Cambridge Examiner. Her advice column, Dear Amy, gets all kinds of letters – but none like the one she’s just received: ‘Dear Amy, I don’t know where I am. I’ve been kidnapped and am being held prisoner by a strange man. I’m afraid he’ll kill me. Please help me soon, Bethan Avery.’

Bethan Avery has been missing for nearly two decades. This is surely some cruel hoax. But as more letters arrive, they contain information that was never made public. How is this happening? Answering this question will cost Margot everything….


3.5 ⭐️

I decided to give this book a go because the blurb sounded really good.

I thought the suspense was there and I enjoyed Helen Callaghan‘s writing, but I did see the majority of the twists at the end coming so that was a little disappointing. That being said, I don’t regret reading this book. I do also have to note that I was able to put this book down at page 273/340 so that’s probably saying something.

Even though I am rating this a 3.5 I would still recommend it to people that like a good twisty mystery, and I will definitely read the author’s future books. Just make sure you are aware that there is violence in this book (mostly towards young girls), but it’s not too descriptive and didn’t make me super uncomfortable.

Overall not a bad read (and better than It’s Always the Husband), it just wasn’t amazing and felt like something I had read before.

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