Dear Amy by Helen Callaghan is a tense thriller that reminded me of Minette Walters’ early novels. Margot is a Cambridge secondary school teacher who also writes an agony aunt “Dear Amy” column for her local paper. Shortly after one of her pupils, Katie, disappears she starts to receive letters asking for help from Bethany who disappeared nearly 20 years previously. As the plot unfolds Margot’s own past life and instability start to become entwined with the fate of Katie and Bethany.
This is a dark and compelling read with more twists and turns than a roller coaster. If you like dark and scary give this a try.