My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Re-released February 28th!
Wow! The Missing Hours was not what I expected in the most fantastic way. Welcome to the underground world of kidnap and ransom (K&R), a world that until this book, I knew nothing about. Although this is a work of fiction, how fascinating and sad that this world truly exists. The story begins with the disappearance of Selena Cole, co-founder of the Cole Group, a consultancy firm that specializes in negotiation and release of K&R victims. Detective Leah Mackay is on the case! But when Selena resurfaces several hours later alive and well, and shortly thereafter Detective Mackay is called to the site where Dominic Newell’s dead body has been dumped, the question on everybody’s mind is, “What happened during the missing hours?”
Props to Emma Kavanagh for keeping me guessing the entire way with this one! I was thoroughly confused in the best possible way the majority of time I was reading this book. I mean, on more than one occasion I thought to myself, “Where the heck is this thing going?” But, I was so intrigued I flew through the entire thing in a matter of a few days (stopping only to watch The Bachelor Finale…. for five hours…. because…. ABC). And in the end, (cue lots of ohhhhhh’s and oh-my-goodness-how-did-I-not-see-this-coming’s) all the pieces fell right into place.
This is a whodunit with a twist! Highly recommended.
-This book was gifted to me in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to NetGalley, Emma Kavanagh, and Kensington Books for the opportunity to review.-