4.18.2022

finished reading

A fast-paced thriller with all kinds of twisty turns.  It was hard to figure out if the narrator was credible, but I liked her so much I wanted to believe her.  I liked the way the author planted little hints throughout the book--I want to read it again to pick up on what I missed!  This would be a great book group discussion: there are characters, settings, plot devices, and lots of cultural references (the Me, Too movement, cancel culture, political power struggles) that would be fun to dissect.

The setting added a layer to the urgency.  As Ariel tries to deal with everyone from the hotel concierge to the police and the American embassy, the desperation builds.  

I really couldn't stop listening to it, I wanted to know what would happen next.  The audio narrator strikes a great tone, she definitely added to the enjoyment.

From the publisher:
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 American 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—much younger—husband?

The clock is ticking. Ariel is increasingly frustrated and desperate, running out of time, and the one person in the world who can help is the one person she least wants to ask.

With sparkling prose and razor-sharp insights, bestselling author Chris Pavone delivers a stunning and sophisticated international thriller that will linger long after the surprising final page.

Thank you NetGalley and MacMillan Audio for allowing me to rate and review this title.

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