Happy Publication Day!!
I picked up this book due to the cover and the missing child blurb, but I was left sorely disappointed with the way of writing.
The story went thus, child Josie was kidnapped from home, father tried to stop, was hit on the head and drugged and left elsewhere, the mother called the cops and investigations started, leading to twists.
My second and perhaps the last book by Jake Cross, the book left me disappointed as the prose didn’t read like a complete story, the dialogues were pretty bad. The twists were good, but they left me with more questions. There were many characters, at one point, I stopped trying to figure out who was who and just wanted to get to the part where the child was found.
The last reveal was exciting, though I wouldn’t say the author built it up well. There was hardly any suspense or thrill in the entire book which such a plot would warrant. The characters didn’t cosy up to me or make me want to root for them. A dialogue which haunted me, the mother was with the kidnappers and was afraid when one of them was about to put his hand between her legs but suddenly thinks she didn’t care as it might mellow him.
At that point, I stopped caring. I didn’t think the author understood how a woman or a mother would react when her child is gone. The love for the child was not shown well. So overall, it was an okay read, could have been so much better.
I received an ARC from NetGalley and publisher Bookouture, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!!
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You whispered goodnight to your daughter. You didn’t know that would be your last goodbye.
You wake up in the middle of the night.
Your five-year-old daughter is gone.
Your husband is nowhere to be seen.
Your family think he took her.
The police believe he’s guilty.
But he wouldn’t do that, would he?
He’s a loving father. A loving husband. Isn’t he?
Publication Date: 23rd April 2019