July 4, 2012 by Allison @ The Book Wheel
How refreshing! I know that’s a weird way to start off discussing a book with such a dark storyline, but it was very refreshing to finally read a book that truly caught me off guard in a good way.
This is a story about a man named Nick, who’s a not-so-perfect husband, whose wife, Amy, goes missing. The media (and everyone else) is infatuated with the story because Nick and Amy are both great looking New Yorkers who moved to Nick’s hometown in Missouri to take care of his dying mother and elderly father. Amy is the inspiration for a book series called Amazing Amy that kids grew up with over the past 20 years and the story is is just too good for the media to pass up.
Of course, all signs point to Nick, and the book fluctuates from his narration to that of Amy. Sounds predictable, right? But then you get to Part Two. I won’t go into any details here, but I will say, WHOA! I really thought I had it all figured out but I was completely wrong. Even the bits that I had predicted correctly didn’t play out the way that I had expected.
This book is full of twists and turns that you can actually follow and doesn’t leave any loose ends, which is becoming harder and harder to find in a book these days. So many books in recent years leave wide open gaps where a storyline should be and it was refreshing (like I said, it was an appropriate word). So I give it 5 stars.