Did You See Melody?, Sophie Hannah

*Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher *

Did You See Melody?
Author: Sophie Hannah
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Pages: 400
Format: DRC
ISBN-10: 1444776134
ISBN-13: 9781444776133
Publisher: eBook | Hardcover | Paperback
Did You See Melody?

Pushed to breaking point, Cara Burrows abandons her home and family and escapes to a five-star spa resort she can't afford. Late at night, exhausted and desperate, she lets herself into her hotel room and is shocked to find it already occupied - by a man and a teenage girl.
A simple mistake on the part of the hotel receptionist - but Cara's fear intensifies when she works out that the girl she saw alive and well in the hotel room is someone she can't possibly have seen: the most famous murder victim in the country, Melody Chapa, whose parents are serving life sentences for her murder.
Cara doesn't know what to trust: everything she's read and heard about the case, or the evidence of her own eyes. Did she really see Melody? And is she prepared to ask herself that question and answer it honestly if it means risking her own life?

The synopsis is very promising and the book starts with a nice speed too. A woman on the run surrounded by a lot of mystery walking in even more mystery. But as soon as Cara walks into Tarin the story started to fall apart for me. She was such a nosy and annoying character and Cara was just lost in the pages. I lost every connection with the characters.
There was the mystery, the puzzle. But it was difficult to get a grip on the investigation. There was not enough information to puzzle along.
The only thing that kept me reading was the writing style. Sophie Hannah knows how to write a book that is easy to read with a proper speed in it.
Did You See Melody? is the UK release title. In the US this book is released as Keep Her Safe.

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