Andrea Mara: No One Saw A Thing

This review is written with thanks to Pigeonhole for the opportunity to read and review No One Saw A Thing.


No one saw it happen.

You stand on a crowded tube platform in London. Your two little girls jump on the train ahead of you. As you try to join them, the doors slide shut and the train moves away, leaving you behind.

Everyone is lying.
By the time you get to the next stop, you’ve convinced yourself that everything will be fine. But you soon start to panic, because there aren’t two children waiting for you on the platform. There’s only one.

Someone is to blame.
Has your other daughter got lost? Been taken by a passing stranger? Or perhaps the culprit is closer to home than you think? No one is telling the truth, and the longer the search continues, the harder she will be to find…

Everyone is talking about No One Saw a Thing.


No One Saw A Thing is a wonderful psychological thriller. Personally, it ticked all my boxes: it’s fast paced and full of lies, secrets and surprises and unreliable characters. If I’d had a full copy of the book, I would have read it in just a few sittings. 

Aaron and Sive’s daughter goes missing after the train doors shut before Sive is able to board. I’m not a parent, but I can imagine that for anyone who is, the idea of this happening to them is terrifying. Andrea Mara plays on these emotions really well and the search for Faye is a tense one that had me holding my breath all the way through. 

The search for Faye leads Sive and Aaron and their friends to consider what the perpetrator’s motives might be. The author takes us back in time and we learn more about the characters and their pasts. The characters are by no means likeable, and there were occasions when their behaviour made my skin crawl, but I was totally invested in their story and I really wanted to know what had happened. It isn’t always possible to trust their version of events, and the only person who saw Faye’s disappearance is a two year old who is unable to fully verbalise what happened. The unreliability adds an extra layer of intrigue that kept me completely hooked. 

As you would expect, there are plenty of twists and turns as the story reaches its climax. Although I was able to figure out some of these, there were still plenty of surprises along the way! 

I am looking forward to seeing what this author does next! 

No One Saw A Thing is available from Amazon.

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