My book review of 'The Ends of the Earth' by Abbie Greaves

The Ends of the Earth

by Abbie Greaves
The Ends of the Earth
by Abbie Greaves

Mary enjoys a whirlwind romance with the charming and devastatingly attractive, Jim. He's not perfect, she discovers as they begin a life together, but when one night she comes home to find he's left, she's shocked to the core.

Clearly, as we meet her seven years later, standing outside the underground station with a sign urging Jim to return home, she has never got over her loss.

When Alice meets Mary and learns something of these events, she's determined to find the answers to Jim's disappearance. She likes Mary and wants to help her, but the story could also be the scoop she needs to save her job on the newspaper. So she joins the phone helpline and gets alongside Mary and her friends to find out more.

A clever idea, beautifully executed - you can't leave this story before you've found out the answers to the mystery and the central characters are wonderfully compelling. Although I didn't quite believe in Jim, the impact a missing person can have on a life is sensitively presented. Touching, amusing and intriguing. A great read.

This is another astonishing tale from Abbie Greaves. I very much enjoyed The Silent Treatment, and can't wait to see what she comes up with next!

Review date: December 2020
Publication date: 29th April 2021