Reese, I don’t know about this one. I randomly selected this book on Scribd and was immediately pulled in as a visitor shatters Hannah’s seemingly perfect new life.
40-year-old Hannah has moved from NYC to scenic Sausalito, CA to be with her new husband and his moody teenage daughter Bailey. Now her husband has disappeared and it’s up to Hannah and Baily to find the truth
The book takes kind of a strange turn as Hannah and Bailey head to Austin, Texas for answers. At first, I enjoyed reading about them finding clues and putting the puzzle together, but the ending comes out of left field and didn’t match the vibe of the first part of the book.
There are a slew of side characters that pop in and out of the story. These characters have no real impact on the story except maybe to be red herrings. All of the characters felt kind of thin, especially the husband who we only ‘see’ in flashbacks. He’s constantly put on the pedestal by Bailey and Hannah–but as a reader, I didn’t find him to be likable.
The narration by Rebecca Lowman was pretty solid.
The MCs live in Sausalito, CA which is a very specific San Franciso enclave. I mean Sausalito is even on the cover–yet the book barely takes place there. They spend more time in Austin, Texas.
1/2 of the blogging duo at Books and Sensibility, I have been blogging about and reviewing books since 2011. I read any and every genre, here on the blog I mostly review Fantasy, Adult Fiction, and Young Adult with a focus on audiobooks.