Today on the blog I am reviewing My Wife is Missing by D.J. Palmer. Thank you to partner St. Martin’s Press for an early review copy ! I am a huge fan of all of D.J. Palmer’s books and I could not wait to read this!
About the book:
Release Date: May 10, 2022
St. Martin’s Press
When a woman disappears with her two children, one husband will do anything to find them–even confront the secrets of his own past–in D. J. Palmer’s My Wife Is Missing, a twisty thriller from the author of The New Husband…
A family vacation turns into a nightmare for Michael Hart when he discovers his wife and two children have disappeared from their New York City hotel room. Horrified, he fears they’ve been kidnapped. Michael’s frantic search to find them takes a shocking turn when he discovers that his wife, Natalie, appears to have left quite willingly, taking their children with her. The police want to know why, and so does Michael. But there may be a reason why Natalie ran, something Michael can’t tell the police—the truth about his past. While untangling his deceptions might be the key to locating Natalie, Michael knows it could also be his undoing. To find his wife, he must now turn to the one person capable of exposing all that he’s been hiding. Natalie thinks she has Michael all figured out and has hatched a plan to escape from him permanently. One detail, though, threatens to derail her efforts: sleep—or more accurately, the lack of it. Since the moment the shocking revelations about her husband came to light, Natalie’s insomnia has worsened to the point that she now suffers from delusions. Are her fears about Michael valid—or a symptom of her condition? With her children’s lives at risk, the stakes for Natalie could not be higher. On her own, running low on energy and resources, avoiding increasingly close calls with Michael—who is on the hunt and closing in fast—Natalie needs someone to turn to for help. But who can she trust when she can’t even trust herself?
Miss W’s Review:
My Wife is Missing by D.J. Palmer is an EXCELLENT psychological thriller that I enjoyed every single word of and every single twist!
The story is about Michael and Natalie who are having a tough time in their marriage. Natalie has been having trouble sleeping, with quite a bit of insomnia and she has found out anonymously that Michael is having an affair. So, to try to repair things and get a break, the couple goes on a vacation with their to kids.
Michael goes out to get pizza to bring back to the hotel room after a long drive to discover her wife and kids are missing!!!!!
I really enjoyed the multiple points of view that alternates between Michael and Natalie with a dual timeline of before and after they go missing.
The twists keep coming and when you think you have it figured out, there comes more secrets and deceptions that are revealed.
This thriller is perfectly plotted and cleverly paced with surprises at every turn.
The characters are complex, flawed and well fleshed out. Are they reliable narrators? I will leave that to you to discover.
The final twist and the end left me speechless.
I absolutely LOVED and highly recommend this fantastic book!
Let me know what you think in the comments~
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I am so EXCITED to bring you my stop on the Tall Poppy Bloggers book tour for:
The Murder List by Hank Phillippi Ryan
Publication Date: August 20, 2019
Publisher: Forge Books
But first check out this video made by the author herself!!!
About the Murder List:
Law student Rachel North will tell you, without hesitation, what she knows to be true. She’s smart, she’s a hard worker, she does the right thing, she’s successfully married to a faithful and devoted husband, a lion of Boston’s defense bar, and her internship with the Boston DA’s office is her ticket to a successful future.
Problem is–she’s wrong.
And in this cat and mouse game–the battle for justice becomes a battle for survival.
The Murder List is a new standalone suspense novel in the tradition of Lisa Scottoline and B. A. Paris from award-winning author and reporter Hank Phillippi Ryan.
Early reviews are in!
Miss W’s Review:
5 Fantastic Stars goes to The Murder List! I had the pleasure of reading Hank’s last novel, Trust Me, and I had high expectations for The Murder List, and I was not disappointed. The author has an extreme talent for crafting characters that are so complex, complicated and flawed. The story is edgy, intense, thought provoking and very twisty. I really enjoy the authors style of writing. The dual timelines really work in this whodunit. This is a tightly plotted, well paced psychological legal thriller that left me flipping the pages until the explosive end. That end blew me away. Honestly, I never saw that end coming. I highly recommend this book !
About the Author:
To learn more about Hank, visit her Website .
I have a very special Giveaway for you!
Hank has GENEROUSLY provided a signed hardcover of The Murder List to one of my followers! So exciting!
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I would love to know what you think about The Murder List in the comments!
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I have been talking about this book basically since I received an email from St. Martin’s Press that a free excerpt was available to read. The first 10 chapters of the book are free on amazon and can be found Here!
I was fortunate enough to receive an Advanced Readers Copy (ARC) of this book on 05/19/2018. Let me tell you this book is Good! Baby Teeth is a debut novel by Zoje Stage and it is unlike any book you have ever read.
“Afflicted with a chronic debilitating condition, Suzette Jensen knew having children would wreak havoc on her already fragile body. Nevertheless, she brought Hanna into the world, pleased and proud to start a family with her husband Alex. Estranged from her own mother, Suzette is determined to raise her beautiful daughter with the love, care, and support she was denied.
But Hanna proves to be a difficult child. Now seven-years-old, she has yet to utter a word, despite being able to read and write. Defiant and anti-social, she refuses to behave in kindergarten classes, forcing Suzette to homeschool her. Resentful of her mother’s rules and attentions, Hanna lashes out in anger, becoming more aggressive every day. The only time Hanna is truly happy is when she’s with her father. To Alex, she’s willful and precocious but otherwise the perfect little girl, doing what she’s told.
Suzette knows her clever and manipulative daughter doesn’t love her. She can see the hatred and jealousy in her eyes. And as Hanna’s subtle acts of cruelty threaten to tear her and Alex apart, Suzette fears her very life may be in grave danger…”
This book will leave you guessing until the very end and has received rave views.
“A deliciously creepy read.”—New York Post
“Unnerving and unputdownable, Baby Teeth will get under your skin and keep you trapped in its chilling grip until the shocking conclusion.”—New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline
Baby Teeth is released on July 17, 2018, but you can preorder it today for $12.99!
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