When a woman disappears with her two children, one husband will do anything to find them—even confront the secrets of his own past.
Michael Hart and his wife and two children arrive at their New York hotel room, ready to start their vacation. But first Michael goes out to pick up some pizza for his family before they start their adventure. Once he gets back to the hotel room, though, his wife, Natalie, and the kids are nowhere in sight. In fact, with the exception of his belongings, his family’s belongings are gone. With panic in his gut, Michael tries to call and text Natalie, but her phone has been turned off. His text messages are unanswered. Assuming his family is in danger, Michael gets the police involved. But getting the police involved means Michael has to tell them everything. He won’t do it, though. He can’t mention anything about his past that may be linked to his family’s sudden disappearance.
Meanwhile, Natalie knows her reasons for running away are valid. She and the kids are in danger, and she’ll keep running until they all are safe from Michael. Ever since she learned about Michael’s past, however, Natalie’s insomnia has been getting worse, possibly playing tricks on her. She has to keep moving, though, despite her lack of sleep and low energy. While Michael is on the hunt for his family, Natalie fears the consequences if he does find them.
I enjoyed the author’s previous titles, Saving Meghan and The New Husband. Both stories had great suspense. My Wife is Missing was just as good. Even better, actually. Honestly, when I got closer toward the ending, I sort of guessed who the guilty one was, but then more unexpected surprises happened, so I’m happy this story didn’t disappoint. I had a bit of a love/hate relationship with Michael, but I won’t spoil anything. The book will definitely make you wonder who the guilty one is. As always, feel free to post your comments. Happy reading!
About the author: D.J. PALMER is the author of numerous critically acclaimed suspense novels. He received his master’s degree from Boston University and after a career in e-commerce he shifted gears to writing full time. He lives by the ocean in Massachusetts where he is working on his current novel. Besides writing, DJ enjoys yoga, songwriting, and family time with his two children and his ever faithful dog. For more info, click here.