Publication Date: January 10,
Narrators: Karrissa Vacker
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Length: 9 hours 55 min
Buy: Kindle | Audio
One year ago, Isabelle Drake's life changed forever: her toddler son,
Mason, was taken out of his crib in the middle of the night while she and
her husband were asleep in the next room. With little evidence and few
leads for the police to chase, the case quickly went cold. However,
Isabelle cannot rest until Mason is returned to her—literally.
Except for the occasional catnap or small blackout where she loses track
of time, she hasn’t slept in a year.
Isabelle's entire existence now revolves around finding him, but she
knows she can’t go on this way forever. In hopes of jarring loose a new
witness or buried clue, she agrees to be interviewed by a true-crime
podcaster—but his interest in Isabelle's past makes her nervous. His
incessant questioning paired with her severe insomnia has brought up
uncomfortable memories from her own childhood, making Isabelle start to
doubt her recollection of the night of Mason’s disappearance, as well as
second-guess who she can trust... including herself. But she is determined
to figure out the truth no matter where it leads.
I received this book from the publisher through netgalley.com
I am leaving this review voluntarily.
I liked this one so much better than her first book
Flicker in the Dark. I found Flicker to be predictable and this
was not. In fact this book reminds me a little bit of Push by
Ashley Audrain in that the ending was sort of a shock. Not quite as
much of one as Push but this still had that same omg moment.
Isabelle is desperate to find her son who has been missing for a year. Her ex-husband thinks there is no hope of finding him alive and hopes Isabelle will let it go and move on, as he has.
The wall in her dining room looks like the wall in a police station, she attends true crime conferences and talks about her story. Anything that will keep the investigation alive. On her way home from a conference she meets a podcaster who convinces her to tell her story but the closer they get the more she starts to question his true motive.
Isabelle has been a sleepwalker since childhood and thought she grew out of it until she catches sight of herself sleepwalking into her sons room prior to being kidnapped. She already believes she may have caused her younger sisters death by her sleepwalking and now she is worried she may have done something to her son. Desperate for the truth she keeps digging no worried but desperate for answers.
The narrator was excellent and I really started to question Isabelle and her
role in her sons disappearance. There were so many questions and
unspoken traumas throughout the book and as the story came together toward
the end I was swept away by all the pieces falling into place.
This is definitely a fast read or in my case listen because I couldn't stop.
Definitely a great mystery.
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