Goodreads Synopsis:

Beth Murphy is on the run…

For nearly a year, Beth has been planning for this day. A day some people might call any other Wednesday, but Beth prefers to see it as her new beginning–one with a new look, new name and new city. Beth has given her plan significant thought, because one small slip and her violent husband will find her.

Sabine Hardison is missing…

A couple hundred miles away, Jeffrey returns home from a work trip to find his wife, Sabine, is missing. Wherever she is, she’s taken almost nothing with her. Her abandoned car is the only evidence the police have, and all signs point to foul play.

As the police search for leads, the case becomes more and more convoluted. Sabine’s carefully laid plans for her future indicate trouble at home, and a husband who would be better off with her gone. The detective on the case will stop at nothing to find out what happened and bring this missing woman home. Where is Sabine? And who is Beth? The only thing that’s certain is that someone is lying and the truth won’t stay buried for long

My Mini Thoughts:

Oh I thought I had this one figured out from the get go.  I didn’t, but I don’t find that out until the very end of this book.

The chapters alternate between Beth and Jeffrey at the beginning.  The Jeffrey and Sabine’s sister, Ingrid, report her missing and then Marcus, the cop investigating the disappearance of Sabine is added in.

What you’ll first notice is that Beth is smart and extremely resourceful.  She has been quietly planning her escape for over a year.  You know she’s trying to escape her abusive husband, but you have no idea on how her and Sabine are connected.

Things don’t look good for Jeffrey, especially in Ingrid’s eyes.  Sabine and Jeffrey had a fight one night, and he hit her.  Then he finds out the secrets Sabine has been keeping.  This makes him look guilty.  Is he really as bad as you think he is?

Like I mentioned before, what I thought was happening, wasn’t happening.  The author does a very good job of keeping you guessing.

This just missed the mark for me.  I thought it was an easy read, but something was missing.

Book Rating: 🍷🍷🍷

For the grand finale this would pair nicely with The Collection.