11.16.2014

just finished...

From the publisher:
Born to a prominent Chicago judge and his stifled socialite wife, Mia Dennett moves against the grain as a young inner-city art teacher. One night, Mia enters a bar to meet her on-again, off-again boyfriend. But when he doesn't show, she unwisely leaves with an enigmatic stranger. With his smooth moves and modest wit, at first Colin Thatcher seems like a safe one-night stand. But following Colin home will turn out to be the worst mistake of Mia's life.

Colin's job was to abduct Mia as part of a wild extortion plot and deliver her to his employers. But the plan takes an unexpected turn when Colin suddenly decides to hide Mia in a secluded cabin in rural Minnesota, evading the police and his deadly superiors. Mia's mother, Eve, and detective Gabe Hoffman will stop at nothing to find them, but no one could have predicted the emotional entanglements that eventually cause this family's world to shatter.

There's been some comparison to Gone Girl, but I don't see it. It's a twisty story told "Before" and "After" Mia is found. And the narration's point of view switches from Mia's mother, Eve, the police detective, Gabe Hoffman, and the abductor, Colin. So, although the story isn't told in chronological nor from one point of view, it works.

In the aftermath of Mia's return, her shock leaves her with amnesia, and it's obvious that something big happened to her but the reveal... ah, the reveal is very well done.


2 comments:

Paula Kaye said...

Sounds like another to be added to my TBR pile.

Cynthia said...

That has been on my TBR list for a while. Now I am really anxious to read it!