The author of the “suspenseful, atmospheric, and completely riveting” (Megan Miranda, New York Times bestselling author) debut The Winter Sister returns with a darkly thrilling novel about a woman who comes to believe that she has a connection to a decades old kidnapping and now that the victim has gone missing again, begins a frantic search to learn what happened in the past.
When Fern Douglas sees the news about Astrid Sullivan, a thirty-four-year-old missing woman from Maine, she is positive that she knows her. Fern’s husband is sure it’s because of Astrid’s famous kidnapping—and equally famous return—twenty years ago, but Fern has no memory of that, even though it happened an hour outside her New Hampshire hometown. And when Astrid appears in Fern’s recurring nightmare, one in which a girl reaches out to her, pleading, Fern fears that it’s not a dream at all, but a memory.
Back home in New Hampshire, Fern purchases a copy of Astrid’s recently published memoir—which may have provoked her original kidnapper to abduct her again—and as she reads through its chapters and visits the people and places within it, she discovers more evidence that she has an unsettling connection to the missing woman. As Fern’s search becomes increasingly desperate, she hopes to remember her past so she can save Astrid in the present…before it’s too late.
Thank you Atria Books for gifting me a copy of this book! All opinions are my own.
Omg, I freaking loved this book! I knew that it would be incredible, because her last book was so great! Fern is probably one of my favorite characters in a book that I’ve read recently. I saw this book all over Instagram, and it absolutely lived up to the hype. I think that Megan Collins is going to be an autobuy author.
There was so much that I want to scream about with this book, but I don’t want to spoil anything. Great plot twists, great writing, great pace, great character development. I really didn’t figure this book out, like I do with a good amount of Thrillers. So Kudos to Megan!!