Cross Her Heart

Cross Her Heart


‘Cross my heart and hope to die…’

Promises only last if you trust each other, but what if one of you is hiding something?

A secret no one could ever guess.

Someone is living a lie.

Is it Lisa?

Maybe it’s her daughter, Ava.

Or could it be her best friend, Marilyn?

Our Review

Cross her Heart by Sarah Pinborough was tough for me to get into and I nearly gave up but because I have read and enjoyed one of her previous books I decided to persevere, and I am glad I did.

Lisa seems like a normal, if slightly over-protective mother, but she is hiding a secret past one which she is convinced is coming back to haunt her.

Her daughter Ava seems like normal, slightly moody, teenager but she too is hiding a secret. Her secret is one the reader will spot from the beginning has the potential to be dangerous.

Lisa hasn’t told anyone about her secret past and former identity. She hasn’t even told her daughter or her best friend Marilyn. Marilyn is also clearly hiding a secret of her own.

Initially, all of the secrets and their causes seemed obvious to me, but I was clearly wrong as this was a book with many twists and turns, the majority of which I didn’t see coming.

Part one of Cross Her Heart begins with Lisa and Ava on Ava’s sixteenth birthday. It is clear from the beginning Lisa is an anxious person.

“I’m about to go back to the warmth of the house when I see a car parked on the bend of our quiet road behind me. My skin prickles. It’s unfamiliar. Dark blue. Not one I’ve seen before. I know all the cars in our street. It’s become a habit to note these things.”

As the book progresses it becomes clear there is a good reason for Lisa to be concerned.

Overall this book was well thought out and enjoyable.


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