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Did You See Melody?

Did You See Melody?

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2000s: A woman heads to a spa resort, only to enter her room and see someone there…who is missing…

  • ISBN: B01N76TZ9O
  • Genre: Psychological, Suspense, Thriller

What you need to know before your trail

Pushed to breaking point, Cara Burrows abandons her home and family and escapes to a five-star spa resort she can’t afford. Late at night, exhausted and desperate, she lets herself into her hotel room and is shocked to find it already occupied – by a man and a teenage girl.

A simple mistake on the part of the hotel receptionist – but Cara’s fear intensifies when she works out that the girl she saw alive and well in the hotel room is someone she can’t possibly have seen: the most famous murder victim in the country, Melody Chapa, whose parents are serving life sentences for her murder.

Cara doesn’t know what to trust: everything she’s read and heard about the case, or the evidence of her own eyes. Did she really see Melody? And is she prepared to ask herself that question and answer it honestly if it means risking her own life?

Travel Guide

AZ – Camelback Mountain

Only one location in this novel but what a location! Even without the thrills and spills of thd fictional SwallowTail resort, the landscape will certainly take your breath away. Camelback Mountain has, at its name the shame of a kneeling camel. A camel is of course an animal which can survive in the desert where there is no food or water which is how you will be feeling on reading this book as there will be no time to get any when reading and if you’re in a hotel , you certainly won’t be ordering room service!

The SwallowTail Resort  and Spa in the foothills of Camelback Mountain

A great place to go for a holiday but for the woman in the book also a place to go if you’re escaping from your life. The hotel in the book has many villas on the premises called names like Monarch Suites, Camelback Casitas and the Swallowtail villas….which sound very nice – but where taking a wrong turn can get you in all sorts of trouble…Diggy  might well pick you up with your luggage from the lobby and take you to one of their rooms – a long a series of road, with little golden-white globes of light behind cobbled borders on both sides”

The rooms

From the reception to the rooms and around the resort, the maze of corridors, doors, lobby and public areas seems to be mesmerising. There are some strange guests in this hotel and the receptionist is hardly on the ball. The staff seem to lurk rather than assist from the sidelines

Cara in on holiday and has come to Arizona and is surprised that there is a lot of lush greenery here despite it being a dry state. But there are sprinklers here and a lush fountain and a maze of flames no doubt…this is quite the hotel…


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Booktrailer Review


Jeepers Sophie Hannah – are you trying to stop me breathing when I read? I did with this book – just when I had a hunch I knew what was going on, that darned rug was pulled out from underneath me, wrapped around me and flung into the dark murky waters of a crime fuelled river of conundrums.

It’s got me all up and down this book – searching for Melody does that to a girl. I may never go to a hotel on my own again after reading this!. And I will certainly be looking out for certain things next time I do venture into a hotel!

A Hannah Hat trick I’m calling this one. Get this on your TBR list and then book yourself in to a hotel to really ramp up the tension. Order room service and wait for that knock on the door…..

It could be Melody….

Booktrail Boarding Pass: Did You See Melody?

Author/Guide: Sophie Hannah  Destination: Phoenix  Departure Time: 2000s

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