Release Date: February 23, 2016
Publisher: Kensington Books
Pages: 384 pages
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Synopsis:Eight years ago, Tess and Jake were considered a power couple of the New York publishing world--happy, in love, planning a family. Failed fertility treatments and a heartbreaking attempt at adoption have fractured their marriage and left Tess edgy and adrift. A visit to friends in rural Vermont throws Tess's world into further chaos when she sees a young, half-dressed child in the middle of the road, who then runs into the woods like a frightened deer.
The entire town begins searching for the little girl. But there are no sightings, no other witnesses, no reports of missing children. As local police and Jake point out, Tess's imagination has played her false before. And yet Tess is compelled to keep looking, not only to save the little girl she can't forget but to salvage her broken heart as well.
Review:The longing for a child can take its toll. Tess has tried everything to become a mother, infertility treatments, and adoption, but she watched as her hopes and dreams drifted away. Now out visiting her best friend since childhood, Tess happens upon a young girl on the road, half naked, bleeding and all alone. Before she can catch her the girl runs off. Was she real? You start to wonder.
This book flips back and forth between present day and what happened in Guatemala when Tess and Jake tried to adopt a young girl. Whatever happened overseas has effected Tess dramatically, and her relationship to Jake. Now back in her hometown where she is now considered an outsider can she get anyone to believe her? Can she prove she wasn't imagining things? Or was she?
T. Greenwood has tapped into the heartache of infertility, the pain of being so close to having the dream of a child fulfilled only to have it ripped away again and again. The mystery unfolds slowly and not in ways I expected it to. Well written with good character development. Very suspenseful and keeps pulling you along.
Disclaimer: This book was received from the publisher through netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review.