This book was a thriller to its very core.
Twenty years after their sister goes missing, two estranged sisters – Claire and Lydia – are reunited as they try to unravel the connections between their sister’s disappearance, the recent disappearance of another teenage girl and the brutal murder of Claire’s husband. This book is filled with unexpected twists and turns and keeps you in suspense to the very last page.
I finished the last half of this book in one night because I was hooked and couldn’t put it down. One thing I must mention right off the top is that this book is not for the faint of heart. It is GRAPHIC. I was certainly not expecting it, and, honestly, if someone had told me how graphic it was before I started it, I probably wouldn’t have read it. I don’t mean to say that to discourage you, though, because this book was fantastically written and the story was unlike one I had ever read. I’m not one to watch violent movies AT ALL, but for some reason, I was able to read the graphic parts and set the gore aside to realize it was an important part of this story. If this was a movie, I probably wouldn’t have been able to watch it, but since this was a book, I could imagine it a little less graphic in my head and get through it. Does that make sense?
This book kept me in suspense and went to where I never expected it to go. I remember after I read Gone Girl, I thought Gillian Flynn must be absolutely psychotic (and not just a fantastic writer) to have come up with that story. I thought the same thing after reading this book. It totally messes with your head, but in all the best ways an expertly-written story can. If you are a fan of well-written psychological thrillers (or really want to read one) with intricate layers and ZERO fluff, I highly recommend this book.
If you’d like to read about the other books I’ve read this year as part of my reading challenge, you can find my reviews here:
The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover
Most Talkative by Andy Cohen
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
First Comes Love by Emily Giffin
The Chase by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg
The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton
Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg
A Window Opens by Elisabeth Egan
Stars over Sunset Boulevard by Susan Meissner
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
The Heist by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg
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