The award-winning author of Under a Dark Sky puts a new spin on unreliable narrators in a suspense novel with protagonists struggling to find answers. Fans of Rader-Day’s other compelling stand-alones will savor this riveting mystery.
I have read a couple of Lori Rader-Day’s books, and I usually enjoy them more. This one wasn’t my favorite. The storyline sounded very intriguing, but I think it was a bit oversimplified. Right off the bat, it was fairly obvious what was really going on. The only real mystery was what was happening behind the scenes that led to all this. The storytelling itself was okay, but again it was not the author’s best that I’ve read. I actually found the information at the end of the book about why she chose to write this story to be the most interesting. Overall, this book was fine if you need something to do, but I would definitely recommend you check out her other titles instead.
...a complex, intimate novel ... Rader-Day creates deeply believable, empathetic characters and puts the power in the hands of women, including older women. Pacing is fast but not frantic, and the story’s constant surprises and reveals evolve naturally and come together satisfyingly free of loose ends. The tightly crafted storytelling brings heat back into the familiar cold case plot, digging deep into those aches that never really fade.
An online project to trace the fates of missing persons and unidentified murder victims bears poisonous fruit for two women it brings together ... ensuing developments send both heroines spinning down converging rabbit holes to their dimly remembered pasts until Alice concludes, 'She was in Wonderland.' It’s not a pretty place. Another harrowing nightmare by a master of the sleepless night.