From the author of the Reese’s Book Club Pick and the New York Times bestseller Wrong Place Wrong Time comes a new heart-stopping thriller in which a missing-person case unravels deeper, darker secrets that hit too close to home and can only lead to more danger for the detective and an impossible moral choice: What will she do?
There’s a man out there. His weapon isn’t a gun, or a knife. It’s a secret.
22 years old.
No history of running away.
Last seen on CCTV, entering a dead-end alley.
And not coming back out again.
Missing for one day and counting . . .
The detective heading up the case.
She knows what to expect. A desperate family, a ticking clock, and long hours away from her daughter.
But Julia has no idea how close to home this case is going to get.
Because her family’s safety depends on one thing: Julia must not find out what happened to Olivia and must frame somebody else for her murder . . .
What would you do?
Synopsis source: Goodreads
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Calling this a thriller might be pushing it. This is more a slow-burn mystery with some thriller elements thrown in.
I might be the only person who hasn’t read Wrong Place, Wrong Time, so I can’t compare the two, but on its own merits, this was a really good story! It took some time for me to get into it, but once I did, I was curious to see how everything would play out for the detective.
I especially liked that the author really dove into what makes familial relationships tick. Exploring the dynamics of a nuclear family, single parenthood, and widowed father through the three different POVs was interesting to me and there’s so much to talk about and reflect on with those alone.
The audio narration was very good as well, using three different voice actors for each of the three POVs. They did a great job portraying the desperation of each POV, adding to the overall suspense of the story even more.
Between the mystery, the compromised detective, and the relationships explored in this novel, it will make for a very interesting book club discussion! I hope you can join us on November 7, 2023 at 7pm on Instagram for the live discussion! Read on for details!
Book Club Details!
On Tuesday, November 7th at 7pm CST on Instagram Stories Live, I’ll be joined by my friend and fellow yarn enthusiast, Aire from The Obsessed Blog. Tune in to find out what she’s been up to lately and the ultimate post-mortem on this quarter’s pick!
Aire is the face behind The Obsessed Blog, which she originally started over ten years ago as a beauty blog. She has also been knitting and crocheting since she was taught as a young girl by her mom. Once her lifelong passion for knitting and crocheting resurfaced, and she realized the value of her skill, she decided to start designing pieces for others to make.
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