Published by: St. Martins’s Press
Publication Date: June 19, 2018
Review Copy From: St. Martin’s Press/NetGalley
My Rating: 5
Synopsis (via GR)
A young British couple are driving through France on holiday when they stop for gas. He runs in to pay, she stays in the car. When he returns her car door has been left open, but she’s not inside. No one ever sees her again.
Ten years later he’s engaged to be married; he’s happy, and his past is only a tiny part his life now. Until he comes home from work and finds his new wife-to-be is sitting on their sofa. She’s turning something over in her fingers, holding it up to the light. Something that would have no worth to anyone else, something only he and she would know about because his wife is the sister of his missing first love.
As more and more questions are raised, their marriage becomes strained. Has his first love somehow come back to him after all this time? Or is the person who took her playing games with his mind?
I apologize in advance as this review is going to be very vague so as not to give away any spoilers.
Twelve years ago Finn and Layla, as the synopsis states, are driving through France where they stop for gas. When he returns to the car, Layla is gone. No sign of her!! When the authorities are brought into the investigation, Finn doesn’t tell the “whole story” of what happened prior to Layla going missing. And all the years since, he can’t get her out of his mind.
He finally moves on, when Ellen, Layla’s sister enters his life. They are getting married! But when the announcement is printed in the local papers, he gets the shock of his life. He is receiving signs, emails, and even a sighting that Layla is alive. Is she really? Or is somebody playing a cruel joke because he is marrying Ellen? What happened that fateful night twelve years ago?
The story is told in Finn and Layla’s POV.
B.A. Paris does it again!!! She delivers a turn paging psychological thriller that had me turning the pages as quick as I could. I had a difficult time putting this book down!
I absolutely loved this book! A chilling read with an ending that was shocking!
If you like fast-paced psychological thrillers, I highly recommend you pick up a copy!
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