Hi, guys. Hope you are having a great Sunday afternoon. Today I have the honour to be part of the Sarah Wray’s blog tour for the latest book Reported Missing. And if you are in the search of a book that will make you doubt in everyone and everything till the last page, look no further. This is the book for you.
Fourteen-years-old Kayleigh Jackson is missing. She goes out to visit her friends and never gets there. Very same day, a man disappears too. His wife, Rebecca Pendle, reports him missing. The two cases do not seem connected at first, but as the time goes by, rumour has it that Chris has something to do with Kayleigh’s disappearance. Everyone is looking for the missing girl, no one seems to care for the missing man.
The only person who believes in Chris’ innocence is his wife, Rebecca. She starts her own investigation. She is the only one who doesn’t believe in the rumours of her husband being a paedophile. People talk that there was pornography found on his computer, that he hung out with Kayleigh, that he kept her hostage somewhere. To find out what really happened and to clear her husband’s name, she has to find out what really happened four months ago.
But her investigation doesn’t come out as she planned. Kayleigh’s friends seem to hide something, they do not talk much, and someone is always following Rebecca. There are strange phone calls, things are moved in her house, things are missing from her mother’s room in the nursing home. Maybe there is a simple explanation for everything, or maybe Rebecca doesn’t want to see the truth.
Reported Missing is a beautifully written thrilling story. I like the way the story flows, the tension that rises on every other page. I like the hints, the turnovers that the author includes in the main story, that makes you suspect in everyone and everything. I must say that the ending didn’t really leave me with my jaw dropped, but the storytelling made me wonder if Rebecca was following her gut or was wearing her pink glasses. Overall, it is a thrilling, nail-biting story definitely worth reading.
About the author
Sarah Wray is originally from Yorkshire but now lives in Newcastle-upon-Tyne where she works as a technology writer and editor. She won a Northern Writers’ Award (Arvon Award) in 2015 for an early version of her first novel.