Author: Chris Pavone

Genre: General Fiction | Mystery & Thriller’s

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux | Macmillan Audio

Publication Date: May 24, 2022

Book Description: 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.

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Review: I always find it difficult to review mysteries, because I honestly do not want to reveal anything. Half the fun is watching a good mystery come together. Because of this I will keep this review short. This is my first book by Chris Pavone, but it came highly recommended by several trusted sources, so I thought I would give this a try. So glad I did, because this was a quite a page turner through the epilogue.

Ariel and John have been married just three months, when the go to Lisbon for a business trip. Early on John leaves to grab breakfast and never returns, only for Ariel to be contacted to provide a ransom for her husband.

Quickly this turns into an international political thriller that takes on some of today’s biggest threats. You have police, politicians, reporters all trying to figure out why this man was even targeted.

This was such a fun ride, that had such a satisfying ending for me. I went into this blindly and I think it was all the better for that. This is so fast paced, you will not want to put this one down….trust me.

Thank you NetGalley, Farrar Straus and Giroux and Macmillan Audio for an Advanced Reader’s Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Posted by:Lauren A.

You really can say I am an obsessed reader as I read 200-300 books per year. I love Literary Fiction, Memoirs (I don't really care what kind), Mysteries and Thrillers. Once in awhile I will thrown in some YA and Romance. When I am not reading, I am a Sales Engineer for a software company, and I take care of my three cats with my husband. I love music, which my college degree is in. Looking forward to share my thoughts on all things reading.

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