A devoted wife, a loving husband and a chilling murder that no one saw coming.
Things that make me scared: When Charlie cries. Hospitals and lakes. When Ian drinks vodka in the basement. ISIS. When Ian gets angry… That something is really, really wrong with me.
Maddie and Ian’s love story began with a chance encounter at a party overseas; he was serving in the British army and she was a travel writer visiting her best friend, Jo. Now almost two decades later, married with a beautiful son, Charlie, they are living the perfect suburban life in Middle America. But when a camping accident leaves Maddie badly scarred, she begins attending writing therapy, where she gradually reveals her fears about Ian’s PTSD; her concerns for the safety of their young son; and the couple’s tangled and tumultuous past with Jo.
From the Balkans to England, Iraq to Manhattan, and finally to an ordinary family home in Kansas, sixteen years of love and fear, adventure and suspicion culminate in The Day of the Killing, when a frantic 911 call summons the police to the scene of a shocking crime.
MY REVIEW- Thank you TLC Book
ours and Park Row Books for gifting me a copy of this book , in exchange of an honest review. All opinions are my own.
I rate this book 3.5 out of 5 Stars.
This is one of those kind of books that is going to draw a line in the middle of the sand, people who love it will be on one side, and those who disliked it will be on the other, and then on the sidelines will be the ones who just flat out liked it.
I loved the strong start, to this book. I love being gripped by the first chapter, it sets a good precedence, and I feel like I can read the book at a much faster pace. I read a lot of Thrillers, so I love when this happens!
I did find the book a tad bit predictable, and there were parts I struggled with, but that’s to be expected with momentum building thrillers. I enjoyed Ward’s writing style, it wasn’t generic, and over dramatic, she didn’t use a lot of jargon, it flowed nicely. For me, it as a one more chapter kind of book. I am glad this book turned out so well for me, because it was a very highly anticipated one for me!
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