Isaac Childs has the perfect life—until that life comes crashing down when his wife Ramie vanishes.
Isaac learns that his wife’s disappearance is the ninth in a string of similar cases. In the wake of this news, he struggles to cope, to be a good father to his daughter and college-bound son, and to reclaim something of an ordinary life even as he conceals his troubled past.
After the FBI makes an arrest, and his wife is presumed dead, Isaac begins to move on. Yet will his secrets catch up with him? Has he conquered his vices for good? And what of the FBI’s theory that the case isn’t completely resolved, after all?
Evolved Publishing presents the first book in the “An American Family” series, contemporary suspense thrillers that explore one family’s trials and tragedies.
Thank you to the author for providing me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
I went into this book expecting a missing person mystery type of book, which it is, what I wasn’t expecting was it to be so character driven. The story follows Issac Childs and his two children, Carter and Olivia, as they deal with the disappearance and presumed murder of their mother Ramie.
The story itself is fairly fast moving and as I mentioned it is a very character driven novel, focusing more on the characters reactions, feelings, and struggles than a full out focus on the murder/mystery story which is going on. To be honest this made it a more enjoyable read for me as I do prefer more character focus. Each character has their own ‘secrets’ or struggles they need to work through, as they all struggle with their grief.
This is definitely a book that will keep you wanting to read more as there is more than one twist or turn involved to keep you engaged. Some parts were actually way more creepy and sinister than I was anticipating which was great as well. The ending left on a great cliffhanger and really made me excited to read the next book. (In fact, that’s exactly what I did as soon as I finished haha). I think I would have preferred some of the issues that each character was facing to have been a bit more focused on and with a clearer resolution as the book did move quite fast at times. However, it was a great and compelling read.
Would I read again: Yes
Would I Recommend: Yes
Would I read another book from this author: Yes