My Wife is Missing by DJ Palmer
Published: May 10, 2022
St. Martin’s Press
KKECReads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I received a copy of this book for free, and I leave my review voluntarily.
D.J. PALMER is the author of numerous critically acclaimed suspense novels. He received his master’s degree from Boston University, and after a career in e-commerce, he shifted gears to writing full time. He lives by the ocean in Massachusetts, where he is working on his current novel. Besides writing, DJ enjoys yoga, songwriting, and family time with his two children and his ever-faithful dog.
“And with that, the game got a whole lot more dangerous.”
Michael has a secret, one he has tried very hard to protect. His wife, Natalie, has had severe insomnia, doing her act differently. When Natalie and their children disappear while on vacation, Michael knows he’s racing the clock before something terrible happens- the truth comes to light.
Not since Gone Girl (by Gillian Flynn) have I read a novel that has delivered so many twists that I did not see coming. You will never see what is coming, despite the clues being left along the way.
I loved the imagery, themes, characters, and pacing of this novel. It was all so beautifully curated. The depth of the planning was done brilliantly, and the ending took my breath away.
The characters were well done, and their story arcs were so well played. Michael was such a complex character, and I spent so much of the book trying to decide whether I liked him. Natalie, and her insomnia, were delivered beautifully. You almost feel her slowly descending into madness and turning back at the last moment.
This was a story within a story, within a story. The twists turned, and revelations were terrifyingly shocking. Just when I thought I had, it figured out- surprise! The plot twisted and left me with whiplash.
Palmer did not hold back. This novel plays on your emotions. It tickles your mind and keeps you riveted. I could not put this book down. It starts out at a ten and maintains that level of intensity until the very end.