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Quite a slow moving suspenseful read initially about a missing husband and a wife determined in her search for him. Author Samantha Hayes dealt with a tough subject of grief and betrayal along with mystery and tingles of paranormal.

Will Carter had been missing for more than a year, and wife Jo needed closure. A nudge from best friend Louise to take a break got her checking out the house-sitting site where certain photos of a house got her interested.

Having read many books by this author, I was quite amazed at how nearly half of the book had been written using a single character. The author got me quite wrapped up in the ruminations of the main character that all I wanted to do was to unlock the puzzles in her brain and know what happened.

The second half had the red and blue herrings (pun intended) like the flashes of the light, when suddenly my brain took over and analyzed all the clues laid down in the prose by the author. Certain twists got me reeling; whoa, I never expected that. The book was quite a twister where I too was taken in by the scenes of apparition and reality.

The author was wicked enough to keep me confused in most of the book until the end which revealed the final truth. Talk about escape from a locked brain. Whew.

I had quite a fun time in solving this puzzle which was the life of Jo who was one half of THE HAPPY COUPLE.

I received a free ARC from NetGalley and the publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.

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Me and Will. Will and Me. A perfect match. He said he would always be there for me, but it’s been a year since he drained his coffee, walked out the front door and vanished.

Did he leave me? Or did something terrible happen? I’m scared someone finally found out about what happened on the drive home that night…

I lie awake at night trawling the internet for rental properties, desperate for an escape. Until I see my husband’s gorgeous face smiling back at me from a photograph on the fireplace in someone else’s home, and something inside of me snaps.

At the house, I find no trace of him and the woman who lives there has no idea who I am. But I’m certain she’s hiding something behind the locked door upstairs. I know that if I want answers, I have to stay.

You might think that what’s inside that room is the answer to all my questions and the end of all my pain. But it’s only the beginning…

Publication Date: May 2020

23 Responses

    1. Thank you so much ❤️ I was a bit worried about the review as I wasn’t sure about it, if I could convey my emotions

  1. Wonderful review! I’ve read her work in the past and you’ve definitely made me curious about this newest title. xx

  2. A new name for me – I checked Goodreads to be sure but I have not read this author, your review makes me think I should

  3. Wow, fantastic review! I love how spending time with a single character very often makes me adopt their view and take what they tell me for granted. Looks like the author took advantage of this to twist your head around!! xx

      1. All things considering, pretty good! If only I’d find it in me to read more! Have you been well??

        1. I have been okay. Struggling with stress about the pandemic, health has been down due to it… Hopefully soon it would all go away

          1. Hopefully in a few months time we’ll look behind us at this crazy time and we’ll be back to normal!

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