A big thank you to NetGalley, Stripes Publishing and the author for this ebook copy to review!

*Publication Date: 9th July 2020*

The blurb from the back of the book:

Amber’s an expert when it comes to staying hidden – she’s been trained her whole life for it. But what happens when the person you’re hiding from taught you everything you know?

When a letter from her dad arrives, Amber knows she’s got to move – and fast. He’s managed to find her and she knows he’ll stop at nothing to draw her back into the extreme survivalist way of life he believes in.

All of a sudden the Rules she’s spent so long trying to escape are the ones keeping her safe. But for how long?


The description of this book had me hooked from the start.

It was gripping and interesting and had me quite creeped out at times. I loved the writing style and the way it goes back and forth between the past and present. It helps out to really visualise what has happened and get in Amber’s head.

Amber’s dad is a prepper. He is constantly thinking that the government is watching him, listening in and soon enough that the world will go to pot. He is a survivalist.

Amber has had to be a survivor since her dad has always made her follow his ridiculous rules. A lot happened to Amber as her dad got worse and worse (trigger warning for abuse).

She ended up in foster care, far away from her dad and always hiding. That is until social services locate him and soon Amber’s dad is back in her life and Amber is in hiding again.

She meets Josh (my favourite character!) who is an old sort-of foster brother who helps her along the way.

There is a huge twist at the end of the book (which I obviously can’t share with you 🤫) but I certainly didn’t see it coming.

If you like gripping mysteries, then this one is for you!

I gave it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️