The School Trip by Miranda Smith
Published: April 13, 2023
Genre: Psychological Fiction
KKECReads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I received a copy of this book for free, and I leave my review voluntarily.
Miranda Smith writes psychological suspense. She is drawn to stories about ordinary people in extraordinary situations, complicated women, and dark impulses.
“But I guess you never really know how a person acts behind closed doors.”
Emma is a hardworking teacher who tries to do her best after the sudden death of her husband. This field trip was supposed to be fun—a day at the pumpkin patch. No one was supposed to disappear.
I loved how the story funneled into intensity while maintaining an intense pace. The subtle escalation was so well done. I found the emotions within this book genuine and well-written.
I liked Emma; she was a mom doing her best. And she wants the best for her daughter, always. I liked how family was a theme, both chosen and biological. I also found the use of forgiveness beautifully done.
This is a fast-paced thriller from the first page. I loved how characters were stacked to make you suspect everyone- I fell into that trap! I enjoyed this book and am excited to recommend it.