finding grace

3.5 stars

A pretty good mystery/thriller.

This was a pretty good thriller that kept my attention until the end. The chapters are short and it’s a fast read. The book is not without its flaws. The missing child/anxious mother with a secret past storyline has been done a million times and is getting old. That said, I did enjoy the writing and will read more books by this author.

Grace just turned 9 years old and has finally convinced her parents, Blake and Lucie, to let her walk the 5 minutes between her house and her best friend’s house by herself. Her friend’s father and Blake were supposed to secretly watch Grace the whole time she walked home, but both fathers were distracted and in the short time she was not watched, she vanished.

The rest of the book follows Lucie as she slowly falls apart. Blake is a little one-dimensional and the “secret” that he is hiding is lame and doesn’t make a lot of sense. Lucie’s secret past is also really weird and not believable. It’s hard to believe that someone as allegedly accomplished as her could be so na├»ve and gullible. The way that her past comes back to haunt her is also really bizarre and weird. It didn’t really make a lot of sense and wasn’t believable. I don’t want to say too much and spoil the story, so you can judge for yourself if it felt forced or not.

Overall, I found the book interesting, I just didn’t like the ending and thought it stretched the imagination. But, maybe you’ll think differently.

I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.