Top critical review
Entertaining story, but a bit generic and predictable
Reviewed in the United States on June 1, 2018
This tale revolves around a young wealthy housewife who suddenly disappears from a supermarket parking lot and the frantic search that ensues. The story is told in alternating POV's between two characters, the missing woman Meredith and her older sister Greer. Clues to Meredith’s disappearance are dropped like breadcrumbs as each individual shares their story of the events surrounding the mysterious disappearance. The POV narratives time jump, alternating between Meredith’s pre-missing POV and Greer’s post-missing POV. In this story, everyone’s a suspect as numerous secrets are revealed indicating that some of the people who knew Meredith may not be as guilt-free as they appear. The revelations also prove that even those closest to her may not have known as much about Meredith as they believed.
The story was solid and entertaining but not groundbreaking enough to really wow me. Many of the twists were too predictable and I correctly figured out what would eventually become the biggest reveal shortly into the story. However, I was most disappointed with the ending. I don’t know if a certain aspect of the ending was left purposely vague but it left me feeling a bit cheated and makes me wonder if a sequel is in the works. Also, there were several plot devices inserted to help boost the sense of mystery but some were orphaned, leaving behind unresolved plot holes. Others were just a bit too unbelievable. Overall, it was an entertaining read but a bit generic. With the sheer number of stories out there about a woman who mysteriously goes missing prompting a close friend or relative to play gumshoe detective, it takes a very special story to set it apart from the pack. This was fun and entertaining but not special. I likely would have rated it four stars if not for the disappointing ending.