No One Knows
J T Ellison
Gallery, Threshold, Pocket Books
In an obsessive mystery as thrilling as The Girl on the Train and The Husband’s Secret, the New York Times bestselling co-author of the Nicholas Drummond series will make you question every twist in her page-turning novel—and wonder which of her vividly drawn characters you should trust.
The day Aubrey Hamilton’s husband is declared dead by the state of Tennessee should bring closure so she can move on with her life. But Aubrey doesn’t want to move on. She just wants Josh back. It’s been five years since he disappeared, since their blissfully happy marriage—they were happy, weren’t they?—screeched to a halt and Aubrey became the prime suspect in his disappearance. Five years of emptiness, solitude, loneliness, questions. Why didn’t Josh show up at his friend’s bachelor party? Who anonymously sent Aubrey her favorite cocktail at the bar where Josh stood her up? Was he murdered? Did he run away? And now, all this time later, who is the mysterious and strangely familiar figure suddenly haunting her new life?
As her heroine faces the possibility that everything she thinks she knows about herself, her marriage, and her husband is a lie, New York Times bestselling author J.T. Ellison expertly peels back the layers of a complex woman who is hiding dark secrets beneath her unassuming exterior. In a masterful thriller for readers who love Gillian Flynn, Liane Moriarty, and Paula Hawkins, Ellison pulls you into a you’ll-never-guess merry-go-round of danger and deception. Round and round and round it goes, where it stops…no one knows.
The premise of this book enthralled me, the execution did not.
This book did not follow through with its promises – I did discover the merry go round but it made me dizzy and did not entertain. Unfortunately there were large tracks of this narrative where I could no longer suspend my disbelief – events, situations and characters that confused or just didn’t work for me.
Maybe it was me? Maybe I was tired and unable to give this the concentration it needed? And a few of the plots twists and reveals I guessed so the impact wasn’t there. My main issues were; uneven writing and I was not able to suspend my disbelief – maybe you can?