An intriguing, easy reading family drama with secrets buried deeply at its heart. After 25 years of marriage, Sarah finds herself travelling to Iowa with her husband Jack after his aunt Julia is hospitalised. But soon after they arrive Sarah begins to realise how little she knows about her husband’s family. As investigations begin into Julia’s accident an incident from the past rises up to haunt the family and Sarah finds herself on the edge of a frightening reality. Heather Gudenkauf sews discord in ‘Missing Pieces’, as she sets in motion events and relationships that jar and bicker with each other and yet these fuel the story. There are occasional moments where you may need to set your disbelief aside, in order to enjoy this fast moving story that contains a mystery waiting to be solved.
New York Times bestselling author Heather Gudenkauf returns with a chilling page-turner about a woman chasing clues into a decades-old mystery that could have shattering repercussions. Everyone has secrets...Sarah Quinlan's husband, Jack, has been haunted for decades by the untimely death of his mother when he was just a teenager, her body found in the cellar of their family farm, the circumstances a mystery. The case rocked the town where Jack was raised, and for years Jack avoided returning home. But when his beloved aunt Julia is in an accident, hospitalised in a coma, Jack and Sarah are forced to confront the past that they have long evaded. Sarah and Jack are welcomed by the family Jack left behind all those years ago-barely a trace of the wounds that had once devastated them all. But as facts about Julia's accident begin to surface, Sarah realises that nothing about the Quinlans is what it seems. Caught in a flurry of unanswered questions, Sarah dives deep into the rabbit hole of Jack's past, but the farther she climbs, the harder it is for her to get out. And soon she is faced with a hard reality she may not be prepared for.
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Praise for Heather Gudenkauf:
'This gripping tale will keep you up all night' - Heat
'An action packed thriller... Gudenkauf's best book yet!' - Mary Kubica
'Fans of Jodi Picoult will devour this great thriller' - Red Magazine
'This tense tale keeps you hooked right up to the last page' - My Weekly
'A great thriller' - Radio Times 'A real page-turner' - Woman's Own
'Tension builds as family secrets tumble from the closet' - Woman & Home
'A gripping thriller' - Inside Soap
'Deeply moving and lyrical...it will haunt you all summer' - Company
'A powerhouse of a debut novel' - Tess Gerritsen
'Totally gripping' - Marie Claire
'Heart-pounding and compelling' - Diane Chamberlain
Publication date: 12/01/2017
Publisher: HQ an imprint of Harlequin (UK)
Publication date: 10/03/2016
Publisher: Mira an imprint of Harlequin (UK)
|Publication date:||12th January 2017|
|Publisher:||HQ an imprint of Harlequin (UK)|
|Genres:||Reader Reviewed Books, eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Thriller / suspense, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Heather Gudenkauf is the New York Times bestselling author of The Weight of Silence. Heather was born in Wagner, South Dakota, the youngest of six children. Having been born with a profound unilateral hearing impairment, Heather tended to use books as a retreat and escape the world around her. Heather became a voracious reader and the seed of becoming a writer was planted. Author photo © Joey WallisMore About Heather Gudenkauf