A woman wakes up to discover her new husband is missing and sets out on a wild race of power, politics, and revenge in this international thriller from New York Times bestselling author Chris Pavone.
You think you know a person...
Ariel Pryce wakes up in Lisbon, alone. Her husband is gone – no warning, no note, not answering his phone. Something is wrong.
She starts with hotel security, then the police, then the US embassy, at each confronting questions she can't fully answer: What exactly is John doing in Lisbon? Why would he drag her along on his business trip? Who would want to harm him? And why does Ariel know so little about her new husband?
The clock is ticking. Ariel is running out of time. But the one person in the world who can help her is the one person she doesn't want to ask...
A complex, intelligent, multi-layered thriller, Two Nights in Lisbon is filled with twists, turns, husbands, wives, secrets and lies – and it will linger long after you turn the surprising final page.
Praise for Two Nights in Lisbon:
'This is smart suspense at its very best.' John Grisham
'Timely, important, layered with ticking suspense.' Lee Child
'Intelligent, utterly compelling and deeply satisfying.' Peter James
'As close to unputdownable as you can get.' Stephen King
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
A new bride must confront her dark past when her husband goes missing in this tightly wound thriller. Forced to remake her life for mysterious reasons (which we definitely won’t spoil here!), Ariel Pryce values the normalcy of her new marriage to the sexy, younger John. She decides to accompany him on a business trip to Lisbon, but when she wakes up in their hotel to find him gone, she realizes that nothing about her supposedly normal new life is as it seems. She’ll have to reach back into her own traumatic history to find John and, just maybe, save them both. Through clever alternating POVs, thriller writer Chris Pavone ratchets up the tension. Ariel’s search leads to questions about her own tightly held secrets—fuelling her paranoia as well as our own. Two Nights in Lisbon is a desperate thrill ride that’s a perfect airplane read.
A suspicious kidnapping in Lisbon, Portugal, drives this excellent thriller from Edgar winner Pavone (The Paris Diversion). When American businessman John Wright vanishes one morning from his hotel, his wife, Ariel Pryce, insists he was kidnapped, but issues soon emerge that make both the Lisbon police and the CIA skeptical. Why, for instance, are there no witnesses or video evidence of a crime taking place? Why did Pryce, whose account of the incident is fuzzy, change her legal name a decade earlier? And what's to be made of Wright's short stretch in the CIA a while back? When Pryce comes up with 2 million for a ransom payoff, the web leads investigators to the bank account of the current U.S. treasury secretary, who's soon to become the U.S. vice president and has a past that could subject him to blackmail. Pavone skillfully layers plot details, often shifting points of view, all the way to the end of this superior, elegantly crafted yarn. The enigmatic central character, whose moral compass is set a bit differently than most, sets this above the pack. Agent: David Gernert, Gernert Company.