Two women, of very different backgrounds, go missing in the same week. Leigh Fletcher has been happily married for 10 years with two step boys. She left for work and never returned. Kai Janssen, is married to a wealthy Dutch business man who seems to have just vanished. Both husbands are distraught and both are the top suspect in their own right. But Detective Clements has a gut feeling these two disappearances are connected and will stop at nothing to find out where these women went.
This is one of those thrillers you need to just go in blind to so I won’t say to much about the plot. While this is an easy thriller to read, it’s not my favorite. It started off strong but quickly fizzled about halfway through the book. The big reveal was a bit predictable but still the premise of the story was enough to keep me entertained. Most of our characters are pretty unlikable, and the only person I really enjoyed hearing from was Detective Clements. I wouldn’t mind a story just from her perspective, but she’s really a minor character in the grand scheme of the story.
That ending though. It was completely unsatisfying, and while I guess it could make sense it seems a little out there for me. There were plenty of red herrings to distract from it, but getting to that point was a bit of a uphill battle. I either need more after it or I needed a totally different ending.
If you don’t read a ton of thrillers than you’ll probably enjoy this one, but if thrillers are your bread & butter, better skip.
Sidenote, while the story takes place at the onset of the Pandemic and it’s really never a big part of the story, it still blows my mind that it started 2 years ago and is already making an appearance in new releases.
Woman Last Seen comes out February 1, 2022. Huge thank you to MIRA for my advanced copy in exchange for my honest opinion. If you liked this review please let me know either by commenting below or by visiting my instagram @speakingof_books.
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