A babysitter called Bell works for a wealthy family in Stockholm. The parents, Hana and Max have three children; Linus, age 7, and Ellinor and Tilde, age 5. One phone call, just before a school run, changes everything. Bell is confused as to why a woman is saying Hana’s husband is awake but she saw Max walk out of the house that morning. When Bell’s employer is reached, the truth comes out. 

Reading books is a great way for people to unwind, a way to relax and focus on your well-being. Since lockdown, I have had more time on my hands to read. It has allowed me to take my mind away from what is going on in the world for at least an hour or so a day.

I’ve got to say that this book is one of my favourites that I have read whilst in lockdown. The story was just great. I could visualize the characters more so in this book than any other book I have read, I could feel the characters thoughts and feelings and it kept me wanting to know more.

I know that I have said before that I want to see books being made into films but I could never see that happening with how the stories were written. However, with “The Hidden Beach”, I could see logistically how the book can be made into a film. 

I also like where they ended the story, as it allowed me to have a conclusion but still wanting to know more. However, I feel like if I did know more, the story would just become repetitive, boring and I wouldn’t be thinking so highly of the storyline. 

Overall, “The Hidden Beach”, just like the rest of the books that I wrote about, I would recommend reading. The story flows smoothly and throughout reading you have conflicting emotions about the characters. One minute, you like them, the next you feel sorry for them and then you don’t like them. It’s just one big circle but in the end we are left on a positive note.