Mar 19, 2016

Book Review: MIssing Pieces

Sarah Quinlan's husband, Jack, has been haunted for decades by the untimely death of his mother when he was just a teenager, her body found in the cellar of their family farm, the circumstances a mystery. The case rocked the small farm town of Penny Gate, Iowa, where Jack was raised, and for years Jack avoided returning home. But when his beloved aunt Julia is in an accident, hospitalized in a coma, Jack and Sarah are forced to confront the past that they have long evaded.

Upon arriving in Penny Gate, Sarah and Jack are welcomed by the family Jack left behind all those years ago—barely a trace of the wounds that had once devastated them all. But as facts about Julia's accident begin to surface, Sarah realizes that nothing about the Quinlans is what it seems. Caught in a flurry of unanswered questions, Sarah dives deep into the puzzling rabbit hole of Jack's past. But the farther in she climbs, the harder it is for her to get out. And soon she is faced with a deadly truth she may not be prepared for.

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Just how well do you really know your husband?  Sarah would have said that she knew Jack pretty well since they had been married for years.  True she hadn't been to his hometown but she had talked to his family as well as meeting some of them.  But what she finds when they go to Penny Gate after his aunt's accident has all of her investigative reporter instincts flaring to life.

Wow!  What an incredible book.  Very well paced with the tension ratcheting up slowly until it builds up to a crescendo at the end. Great characters set in a location that will remind you of any small town USA.  MISSING PIECES had me guessing as to just who the villain was until the very end.

I do highly recommend this book to any of my readers who enjoy a good suspense.  It will have you jumping at strange noises and wondering just how well you know the people around you.

*** I received this book at no charge from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.  All opinions expressed within are my own.


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