The Curfew by T.M. Logan
It’s late and your child is not home. The nail-bitingly tense premise of The Curfew is successful for its relatability. It’s the reason why parents have their own family ground rules and curfews for teens.
Parents Andy and Laura have three golden rules; send a message so they know where you are, stick to your curfew and stay with your friends. When Connor asks if he can meet his friends and celebrate the end of exams, they readily agree, as long as he’s home by midnight. When they realise Connor has missed his curfew, it sets off a series of events that will change the lives of many families forever. Why? Because five teenagers went into Beacon Hill Woods and only four came out.
“I should have known something was wrong. I should have sensed it. Felt it in the air, like the build-up of pressure before a thunderstorm, that heavy, loaded calm.”
Delving deep into every parent’s nightmare, The Curfew is compelling, tense and unexpected. The Curfew expertly questions the meaning of family and what parents will do to keep their own beyond reproach. What would you do, if telling the truth, meant you may lose everything that matters?
T.M. Logan is a bestselling author whose thrillers have sold more than a million copies and are published in 18 countries. Formerly a newspaper journalist, he lives in the UK with family. Follow T.M. Logan online.
Allen & Unwin, RRP $32.99 Reviewer: Andrea Molloy