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!
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