Release date: July 1, 2018
Publisher: Thomas and Mercer
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Meredith Price is the luckiest woman alive. Her husband, Andrew, is a charming and successful financial broker. She has two lovely stepchildren and is living in affluence in a mountain resort town. After three years of marriage, Meredith’s life has become predictable. Until the day she disappears.
Her car has been discovered in a grocery store parking lot—purse and phone undisturbed on the passenger seat, keys in the ignition, no sign of struggle, and no evidence of foul play. It’s as if she vanished into thin air.
It’s not like Meredith to simply abandon her loved ones. And no one in this town would have reason to harm her. When her desperate sister, Greer, arrives, she must face a disturbing question: What if no one really knows Meredith at all? For Greer, finding her sister isn’t going to be easy…because where she’s looking is going to get very, very dark.
Minka Kent is one of those authors who I think I’ll always follow closely based solely on the fact that she writes highly addictive and entertaining stories that I’m able to devour in a few hours. I’m always hooked within the first few pages and find her books to be incredibly hard for me to put down, what’s better than that?! While the bulk of this one was fantastic the ending was lackluster and left me wanting more making this my least favorite of hers to date.
The premise is nothing new, a woman vanishes without a trace leaving absolutely no clues behind, but what held my attention was the structure and the sheer number of possible outcomes that could have happened. It’s told from sisters Greer and Meredith’s point of view, Greer’s chapters begins the day her sister goes missing and Meredith’s thirty six months prior until the timelines collide. I’m a huge fan of Kent’s writing style, it’s fluid and fast paced, there’s something slick about the way she weaves a tale, there’s no denying she’s talented.
The whole time I was reading I kept imagining some crazy theories that may come to fruition but when everything was revealed I was disappointed. It wasn’t the actual reveal itself that was a let down but rather the resolution felt rushed and I felt like I still had SO many questions that were left unanswered. I did find a few aspects to be predictable as well which is never great, but really the lingering questions bothered me the most in the end. Again, Kent is an author I’m still firmly standing beside, this just wasn’t her best in my opinion but I’ll still be reading her next book no matter what!
Overall rating: 3/5
Thanks to the publisher for my review copy.