Missing Pieces, Heather Gudenkauf

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Missing Pieces, Heather Gudenkauf
Author: Heather Gudenkauf
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Pages: 288
Format: eArc
ISBN-10: 0778318656
ISBN-13: 9780778318651
Publisher: various formats
Missing Pieces

4 stars


Sarah Quinlan's husband, Jack, has been haunted for decades by the untimely death of his mother when he was just a teenager, her body found in the cellar of their family farm, the circumstances a mystery. The case rocked the small farm town of Penny Gate, Iowa, where Jack was raised, and for years Jack avoided returning home. But when his beloved aunt Julia is in an accident, hospitalized in a coma, Jack and Sarah are forced to confront the past that they have long evaded.
Upon arriving in Penny Gate, Sarah and Jack are welcomed by the family Jack left behind all those years ago—barely a trace of the wounds that had once devastated them all. But as facts about Julia's accident begin to surface, Sarah realizes that nothing about the Quinlans is what it seems. Caught in a flurry of unanswered questions, Sarah dives deep into the puzzling rabbit hole of Jack's past. But the farther in she climbs, the harder it is for her to get out. And soon she is faced with a deadly truth she may not be prepared for.

It is a good thing this book is only 288 pages. They are filled with terror and horror and a great puzzle I did not solve though. Still there is one star missing and that is the one for letting Sarah make all the obvious stupid decisions up until the point I felt like smashing her brain myself. Besides from parking a car on a lonely road and on dark parking lots the one that most annoyed me was the' husband has not been honest so I will not talk to him ever again' tactics. Obviously I do not know how I would react but the whole combination of her stupid behaviour was making that I got really annoyed. The other characters are clearly just pieces in the big whodunnit puzzle not getting a voice. But it did fit the story. A great exciting book that kept me reading.
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Greg
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06 February, 2016 delete

I've been curious about this as I've heard some good things and a lukewarm one or two. sounds like it was good but occasionally frustrating? I may have to give this one a go.

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06 February, 2016 delete

Yes I was a bit annoyed with the girl running into a corner while a murderer is running after her with an axe but it has been a long time ago I did not solve the mystery in a book halfway trough.

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11 February, 2016 delete

I felt the same way about parking on a lonely road. Everyone knows that's the surest way to have a bad day!

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Melinda
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24 February, 2016 delete

Who parks on a dark lonely road? I get why the stupid mistakes she makes annoyed you! I haven't read a nice whodunnit page-turner in a while (The Kind worth Killing was the last and rather good!)

Should I pick this up?

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