«The Missing Hours» by Emma Kavanagh
Published: April 21st 2016 by Cornerstone Digital
Genre: mystery, suspense, crimen, thriller
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A woman disappears and then returns 24 hours later.
She doesn’t remember what happened in that time. Could it be connected to the discovery of a nearby murder?
Very, very interesting. I was not that engaged at first but I recovered quickly.
I felt part of a real investigation of murder and this author played with me as much as she wished. She made me think what she wanted over and over again until the point I had no idea what to expect anymore. Everyone was a suspect for me.
I loved all the different perspectives the story was told from. It was easy to connect with characters, what they were feeling and all.
I did not like the end very much, though. The final explanation was not as interesting as I had imagined but I enjoyed this whole experience as a reader anyway.
Plus, I got to learn about the Kidnap & Ransom industry, I didn’t even know it existed. All the cases exposed were incredible! I understand it is fiction but now I’m aware that things like that happen.
Besides, I could see with new eyes those who fight in wars. Even though some soldiers survive, the ugliness of what they’ve seen and heard and felt keep going with them, maybe for the rest of their lives.
This story is amazingly written and it teaches you a lot. Awesome book!
**I received a copy of this book from Random House, Cornerstone Century and NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own**
+ «I’m working very hard to pretend I know what I’m doing».
+ «If you want to know who someone is, you need to see what they hide».
+ «Maybe there is no way to go back to how things were. Maybe you have to just push through and build a new way of seeing each other».
Emma Kavanagh was born and raised in South Wales. After graduating with PhD in Psychology from Cardiff University, she spent many years working as a police and military psychologist, training firearms officers, command staff and military personnel throughout the UK and Europe. Now she is lucky enough to be able to write for a living. She lives in South Wales with her husband and son.