About the book
Imagine turning up to your own party, and recognising no one. Your best friend has just created your worst nightmare.
Louisa is an exhausted, sleep-deprived new mother and, approaching her fortieth birthday, the very last thing she wants to do is celebrate.
But when her best friend Tiff organises a surprise party, inviting the entire list of Lou’s Facebook friends, she’s faced with a new source of anxiety altogether: a room full of old college classmates who she hasn’t spoken to in twenty years. And one person in particular she never expected to see again is there – her ex-boyfriend from college, the handsome and charismatic Oliver Dunmore.
When Oliver’s wife Melissa goes missing after the party, everyone remembers what happened that night differently. It could be the alcohol, but it seems more than one person has something to hide.
Louisa is determined to find the truth about what happened to Melissa. But just how far does she need to look…?
One simple Facebook invitation unfolds into something both tragic and monstrous; a story of obsessive love, breath-taking deception and masterful manipulation.
This is the my second review this week that references social media. Sign of the times maybe?
I’ve read two other Sam Carrington books – one I loved and one I struggled a little with. I’m so happy to report that The Missing Wife did not disappoint.
It is well written and plotted out to perfection, which makes for a very easy read. I had issue with Louisa’s character at times but to me it’s plain to see she’s struggling after the birth of her second child – and that’s definitely something I can relate to on a very personal level. Although, I can’t say I’ve ever forgotten to feed my child no matter how exhausted I got!
When the past comes knocking (literally!) is it ever a good thing?
A book full of secrets and lies – you’ll enjoy it if you love a good psychological thriller!
Thanks so much to Avon Books UK for a copy of The Missing Wife, via Netgalley, in return for an honest review.