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Six Minutes by Petronella McGovern
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bookshelves: aussie-authors, sent-by-publisher, ucorrected-proof, arc, mystery, thriller, 5000-2019

Six minutes is all it takes for three year old Bella to go missing from her playgroup. Bella’s mother Lexie left Bella in what she thought was safe hands of other mums at playgroup whilst she makes a quick dash to the shops. When Lexie returns Bella is nowhere to be seen. An entire search of the playgroup inside and out, but still no Bella. How could Bella just disappear without anyone noticing when there were other mums and their children in the playgroup and the gate was locked.

Lexie and her husband become increasingly worried and anxious as time passes and still no sign of Bella. The search for Bella quickly increases to many people being involved in the search from SES, police and the general public who volunteer their time. As day starts to turn to night will Bella be found safe and sound or has something happened to her?

Six Minutes by Aussie author Petronella McGovern is a debut novel and what a fabulous book it was. Yes this book really will have you guessing right to the end with twists and turns that you also won’t see coming. Thrilling, gripping and heart stopping are the first three words that come to mind when I think of this book. Highly recommended.

With thanks to Allen & Unwin for my uncorrected proof ARC to read and review.
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Reading Progress

May 9, 2019 – Shelved
May 9, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
May 9, 2019 – Shelved as: aussie-authors
July 14, 2019 – Shelved as: sent-by-publisher
July 14, 2019 – Shelved as: ucorrected-proof
July 14, 2019 – Shelved as: arc
August 12, 2019 – Started Reading
August 18, 2019 – Shelved as: mystery
August 18, 2019 – Shelved as: thriller
August 18, 2019 – Finished Reading
August 19, 2019 – Shelved as: 5000-2019

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Marianne I've just finished this one too...


Sharon I really enjoyed it. Hope you did too :)


message 3: by Libby (new)

Libby Sounds suspensefully good, esp to be a debut. Great review, Sharon!


Kylie D Wonderful review Sharon :)


Sharon Thank you so much, Libby and Kylie!


Norma * Traveling Sister * On hiatus due to health Wonderful review, Sharon!


Sharon Thank you so much, Norma!


message 8: by Chris (new) - added it

Chris OMG Every parent’s and/or relative and/or caregiver’s nightmare! I can’t even imagine experiencing something like this! Great review of a chilling book, Sharon!


Sharon Thank you so much, Chris. No nor could I, but I’m sure it would be the worst feeling ever.


message 10: by Dale (new) - added it

Dale Harcombe Great review Sharon . Convinced me to add to TBR.


Sharon Thank you so much, Dale. Hope you enjoy it :)


message 12: by Deanna (new) - added it

Deanna Excellent review, Sharon :)


Sharon Thank you so much, Deanna!


Sharon Thank you so much, Deanna!


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