Title: Missing Person
Author: Sarah Lotz
About the book: It’s a standalone novel revolving around a bookseller named Shaun Ryan who learns that his uncle, Teddy, didn’t die in a car accident but rather he fled home and went missing. As more secrets start to come out, Shaun tries to discover what really happened to Teddy.
I received an advanced review copy from Hachette Book Group in exchange for an honest review.
First impressions: I was excited to delve into this story as I love a good mystery. The cover is well done, as it symbolizes an important part of the narrative.
Characters: There are a lot of characters, and two of them had similar names, so it took a little work keeping track of everybody. The novel follows four main characters, all of them with different flaws.
“And there it was: the perfect life for the taking.”
Writing: It’s written in the third person with four POVs. Even though it’s tough to pull off multiple perspectives, I think Lotz did a good job balancing them all. The writing is detailed and descriptive. While the book is longer than I expected, the pacing wasn’t too slow for me. There are a lot of moving parts to the story, but I appreciate the connections.
Final thoughts: The author comes full circle at the end, typing up loose ends. That said, it left me wanting more.
I’d recommend Missing Person to fans of suspenseful reads that plays out similar to an episode of Criminal Minds.
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