I loved the book. Wife, Charley, disappeared one hour after the wedding ceremony, and Seth was left alone amidst the police investigation and media frenzy. This was not the first time that such a thing has happened to Charley, 15 years ago, her parents were brutally murdered at their family home, with Charley hidden inside the wardrobe.
The story was well written by Kerry Wilkinson, this was the first time when I hadn’t minded the wavering timelines back and forth, multiple pasts and present. Most of the book revolved around snippets of the past and what Seth underwent in those days when the wife disappeared and then reappeared after 7 days with a black eye.
The plot was treated differently, the pictures of the past, real and artificial were vividly described. The entire book gave the vibe of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. There was this glimmering transparent wall through which I could see the entire story as it occurred.
Landscapes changed, people changed, viewpoints changed, needs changed, but the greed remained constant. I could guess the plot when Charley returned back, the breadcrumbs were quite clear. That niggled me. If the plot could have been more twisted, it would have made my heart leap out.
Overall, I had a fab Sunday afternoon, reading this book. Quite a thriller!!
I received an ARC from NetGalley and publisher Bookouture, and this is my honest and unbiased opinion.
My rating : 4 stars
Charley Willis was thirteen years old when her parents were killed in their family home and she was found hiding in a cupboard upstairs.
Fifteen years later, Charley is marrying Seth Chambers. It should be the happiest day of their lives, a chance for Charley to put her past behind her, but just hours after the ceremony, she is missing.
No one saw her leave. No one knows where she is.
One thing is for certain…Seth is about to discover he doesn’t really know the woman he just married. And his nightmare is only just beginning.
Publication date : 10th October, 2018
Publisher : Bookouture