Author: Robin Kirman
Genre: Mystery & Thrillers
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: February 15, 2022
Book Description: A psychologically suspenseful, cunning love story following a young dancer unable to recall the last year of her life after suffering a head injury on her honeymoon, revealing an intimate portrait of love’s powers—as well as its dangers.
The year is 1996—a time before cell phones, status updates, and location tags—when you could still travel to a remote corner of the world and disappear, if you chose to do so. This is where we meet Gina Reinhold and Duncan Lowy, a young artistic couple madly in love, traveling around Europe on a romantic adventure. It’s a time both thrilling and dizzying for Gina, whose memories are hazy following a head injury—and the growing sense that the man at her side, her one companion on this strange continent, is keeping secrets from her.
Just what is Duncan hiding and how far will he go to keep their pasts at bay? As the pair hop borders across Europe, their former lives threatening to catch up with them while the truth grows more elusive, we witness how love can lead us astray, and what it means to lose oneself in love… The End of Getting Lost is “atmospheric, lyrical, and filled with layered insights into the complexities of marriage” (Susie Yang, New York Times bestselling author of White Ivy). “Kirman is wonderfully deft with suspense and plot” (Katie Crouch, New York Times bestselling author of Girls in Trucks) in this “electric page-turner” (Courtney Maum, author of Costalegre and Touch), a novel that is both a tightrope act of deception as much as it is an elegant exploration of love and marriage, and our cherished illusions of both. With notes of Patricia Highsmith, Caroline Kepnes, and Lauren Groff, Robin Kirman has spun a delicious tale of deceit, redemption, and the fight to keep love alive—no matter the costs.
Rating: 4 Stars
Mini-Review: This book is being billed as a psychological thriller, and this book does not meet that mark in my humble opinion, however the story is extremely intriguing and left me satisfied at the end.
Gina is a professional dancer, while traveling through Europe, she has an accident and causes her to have amnesia and no recollection of the last year. Duncan is Gina’s husband, and cares for her and they decide to have a second honeymoon. However, Duncan we know is hiding something.
This is very short book, and I don’t want to give away this plot, so you can enjoy this. What this author provides a multi-layered story of two people that is like an onion. As Kirman, unpeels each layer with new details, you will get to know these two people intimately, culminating into an ending that will leave you very surprised and ultimately satisfied.
Thank you NetGalley and Simon & Schuster for an Advanced Reader’s Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.