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Wow. Just wow. Where do I begin with this? A married couple, New York transplants to middle Missouri, and the wife is missing. Told in alternating husband and wife voices, we are ever so gradually let in on the full story, and it’s a doozy. Until about halfway through, I thought there were 5, 6, or even more possibilities on what could have happened.
This is more than just a regular whodunit for sure. It would be great for a group read because there would definitely be a lot to discuss. A quote:
“It’s a very difficult era in which to be a person, just a real, actual person, instead of a collection of personality traits selected from an endless automat of characters.
And if all of us are play acting, there can be no such thing as a soul mate, because we don’t have genuine souls.
It had gotten to the point where it seemed like nothing matters, because I’m not a real person and neither is anyone else.
I would have done anything to feel real again.”
I really enjoyed the thriller aspect of this book. I haven’t read anything like this in quite awhile, so it was really fun to be entertained in this way. The only negatives I would say about the book is that it seemed like some of the story was taken from a real-life headline, and also there was some very bad language in it as well. Most people aren’t bothered at all about the latter aspect, and if you’re not then this will probably be a 4.5 – 5 star read for you.
What a roller coaster ride!
2012, 432 pp.
FTC Disclosure: I received this book courtesy of Netgalley and the publisher.