A young mother, blond and pretty, vanishes from her South Boston home, leaving behind only one witness—her four-year-old daughter—and one suspect—her handsome, secretive husband.
From the moment Detective Sergeant D. D. Warren arrives at the Joneses’ snug little bungalow, instinct tells her that something is seriously off with the wholesome image the couple has worked so hard to create.
With the clock ticking on the life of a missing woman and a media firestorm building, D.D. must decide whether Jason Jones is hiding his guilt—or just trying to hide. But first she must stand between a potential killer and his next victim—an innocent child who may have seen too much.
In bestseller Gardner's gripping 11th thriller, Sgt. Det. D.D. Warren, last seen in 2007's Hide, looks into the curious disappearance of Sandra Jones, a sixth-grade social studies teacher, from her South Boston home: Sandra's keys and purse were on the kitchen counter, nothing was disturbed, and her four-year-old daughter, Ree, to whom she was devoted, was asleep upstairs. The missing woman's reporter husband, Jason, becomes an immediate suspect because he refuses to answer questions and appears to have destroyed evidence. As a media frenzy envelopes the case, Warren's investigation reveals the couple's life as anything but perfect or normal. Full of inventive twists, this highly entertaining novel delivers a shocking solution as well as a perfectly realized sense of justice. Fans will appreciate the deft way Gardner weaves in a key character from 2008's Say Goodbye.
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4/5 stars. Many twists. Good plot. Interesting characters. Hal R
Lures you in quickly
As typical of Lisa Gardner’s book, this one lures you in quickly. For me, the book challenged some of my assumptions about sex offenders and how we rush to judge “who done it”. This book gives you a glimpse into the other side and things and how looks can be deceiving. I did have part of the ending figured out, but only part of it. Good twists and turns. Admittedly, I didn’t like most the characters in this book, even the main characters. I did like Ree, Ethan and Aiden. I’m having a difficult time warming up to DD Warren - thus far she’s not all that interesting. I think the end was a bit over the top and overly complicated, but all and all I’m still a fan.
I have loved most of her books. However, just read this one and was a bit disappointed. I found it somewhat pedantic and predictable.