You think you know those closest to you. You are wrong…
A sleep-deprived new mother approaching her fortieth birthday, the very last thing Louisa wants to do is celebrate.
But when her friend Tiff organises a surprise party, inviting the entire list of Louisa’s Facebook friends, Louisa is faced with a room full of people she hasn’t spoken to in years – including someone she never expected to see again: her ex-boyfriend, Oliver Dunmore.
When Oliver’s wife Melissa goes missing after the party, everyone remembers the night differently. Someone knows what happened to Melissa, and Louisa is determined to find them. But the truth could be closer, and the deception more devastating, than she’d ever imagined…
A gripping psychological suspense novel, perfect for fans of Samantha Downing’s My Lovely Wife, Lucy Clarke’s You Let Me In and Linda Green’s The Last Thing She Told Me.
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
Louisa is having a pretty bad time in her life at the moment. Having a grown-up daughter already and, becoming a mum again at almost forty had been a shock, but sleep deprivation and being more than a little paranoid that her best friend is having an affair with her husband is just the tip of the iceberg. She feels like she is losing her mind at times, especially when it affects the care of her baby son so much.
A surprise spa weekend away for her fortieth with her best friend seems like the perfect gift from her friend and husband but it turns into a nightmare when they have organised a party from FB friends with people she doesn’t really know and old school acquaintances that she would rather not remember.
Seeing an old flame there triggers suppressed flashbacks to her teenage years with things taking a further dive when someone goes missing after the party. Louisa is on a downward spiral as her life and the people in it take on surreal roles. If she is to regain her sanity then she must go further into her past.
Oh my, Louisa was one complicated and frustrating character that at times I just wanted to shake into reality. She isn’t always an easy person to like, not really very maternal and pretty self-centred but I must admit I was pretty unsure who she could trust myself. I was totally intrigued with the past and what had happened which had more curveballs than a Wimbledon final. Each more shocking than the last.
Was I wowed with this book? yes, I felt that I was. The further that I got into the story the more I needed to know. I enjoyed the build-up and conclusion. I wish to thank NetGalley for an e-copy of this book which I have honestly reviewed.
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sam Carrington lives in Devon with her husband, two border terriers and a cat. She has three adult children and a new grandson! She worked for the NHS for fifteen years, during which time she qualified as a nurse. Following the completion of a psychology degree she went to work for the prison service as an Offending Behaviour Programme Facilitator. Her experiences within this field inspired her writing. She left the service to spend time with her family and to follow her dream of being a novelist. SAVING SOPHIE, her debut psychological thriller, published in September 2016. It became a Kindle eBook bestseller, with the paperback hitting The Bookseller Heatseeker chart at #8. Sam was named an Amazon Rising Star of 2016. Her second psychological thriller, BAD SISTER, published in 2017 followed by ONE LITTLE LIE in July 2018. THE MISSING WIFE publishes in June 2019 with her fifth due on 12th December.