Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Release date: 17 February 2022
Back cover blurb: A DEVOTED MOTHER. Sam Cooper has a happy life: a good job, a blossoming relationship. Yet, there's something he can never forget - the image seared into his mind of his mother, Laurie, dying when he was a child. His father allowed his grief to tear them apart and Sam hasn't seen him in years. A LOVING WIFE. Until an unexpected call from Firwood hospital, asking Sam to come home, puts in motion a chain of devastating events. On his deathbed, Sam's father makes a shocking confession. A LIAR? Who was Laurie Cooper? It's clear that everything Sam thought he knew about his mother was wrong. And now he's determined to find out exactly what she did and why - whatever the cost. What happens if you discover you've been lied to by your own family for twenty-five years? Sam Cooper is about to find out.
Luca Veste is an author who never fails to impress me, he always manages to bring something new to the table, and his latest standalone novel is no exception.
Sam Cooper is on a date when he gets a phone call asking him to return to his home town. His Father is dying and Sam is required to be at his bedside. Sam hesitates at first, he hasn't seen his Father in years, but believes he'll regret it if he doesn't go.
If only he knew what was waiting for him...
The death of Sam's Father, is the beginning of a very dangerous journey for Sam. His Father's death was caused by someone else, someone who believes that his Mother is still alive, and who will do anything to find her.
Sam's Mother and younger Brother were killed in a car accident when he was younger, something he's never forgiven himself for, although it most certainly wasn't his fault. She can't be alive, it's simply not possible.
But someone believes she is, and will keep killing until they find her.
You Never Said Goodbye is a fast paced, action packed thriller. Another gem by Luca Veste that will keep existing fans satisfied, and hopefully bring some well deserved new ones!
You Never Said Goodbye is available now via Amazon online and all good book shops.
Thank You to the publishers who approved my request via netgalley in exchange for an honest review.