A missing husband. Mysterious calls. And the biggest lie of them all. Read with caution - you may never want to answer your phone again...
Will and Amanda Thorn are living the dream until, one day, their phone rings. Within 24 hours, Will is missing and Amanda’s world is shattered. Who was on the phone? Where has Will gone?
Amanda is determined to find her husband and is drawn into a world of drug dealers, criminal masterminds and broken promises.
As the truth becomes clearer, she has to face the terrible possibility that she may never have known her husband at all...
From the description this book appears to have all the elements to be a real page turner. It certainly started out like that but my interest began to wain slightly when the fact that her husband had disappeared dragged on and on with no seemingly way forward.
However, this did change around half way through the book as we begin to learn more about Will and his past and also that Amanda is not as squeaky clean and innocent as we first thought. She is in fact a hacker! This really forms the basis for how Amanda begins to be able to track her husband down.
The book then goes into the realms of fantasy a little but I stuck with it and it did once again become quite the page turner. Turn pages I did at quiet a pace as there is a lot of descriptive writing that really doesn't add to the story. There is also a sub story with Amanda and her ex-boyfriend who conveniently is a policeman and so this aids the story line.
I did struggle at the beginning of the book to decide if this was set in England or the USA, I like to set the scene in my mind. I'm not sure if Carys Jones is American but I would guess she is based on the fact that her Scottish character talks about driving a shift stick - which we would call a gear stick and also the "police precinct" another term not used in the UK. Minor points but grated with me.
Overall this book does have a good story line and there is now a sequel too.
I'm giving this book 3 out of 5 stars. My thanks to Netgalley for a copy to review.