REVIEW – Six Minutes by Petronella McGovern

Six Minutes

Published July 1st 2019 by Allen & Unwin



 “How can a child disappear from under the care of four playgroup mums?”

I’ve had this book for quite a while and can’t believe it’s taken me so long to read it. I had a few books going already but decided I would just read a few pages to see what I thought (famous last words).

I was hooked from the start!

Lexie is mother to three-year-old, Bella. Lexie and Bella attend a local playgroup. They are at playgroup one day when Lexie decides to run to the store. She’s anxious about leaving her daughter, but four other mothers will look out for Bella while Lexie is gone. Plus she won’t be gone long.

Lexie was only gone for six minutes.

Now Bella is missing. How could this have happened? Did Bella find a way out and get lost or was she taken? Wasn’t anyone paying attention? Lexie is devastated and blames herself. On top of that, she also has to deal with people online spewing hate and blaming her for Bella’s disappearance.

Where is Bella?

I really enjoyed this book. This is one of those stories that really gets into your head. It sure got into mine. I seem to gravitate towards these kinds of stories so I’m not surprised this caught my attention.  I’m really glad it did.

Fast-paced and compelling with some great twists and turns, this book didn’t disappoint.

A great debut novel from Petronella McGovern.  I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next!

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