When Billy Orr returns home to spend time with his dying sister, he bumps into his ex-girlfriend Aimi, the love of his life. He might not have seen her in eleven years, but Billy’s never forgotten her. He’d do anything for her then, and he’d do anything for her now.
When Aimi tells him that she wants to escape her abusive husband, Billy agrees to help her fake her own death. But is she still the Aimi that Billy remembers from all those years ago?
Once Aimi disappears, Billy has to face the possibility that perhaps she had different reasons for disappearing – reasons that might be more dangerous than she’s led him to believe . . .
Sometimes trusting the one you love is the wrong thing to do.
This book was a great read! It started out with a prologue that reeled me in and got me speculating, so that’s a great start!
Billy Orr and his sister Mia have a strong relationship. They grew up very close, despite a tragic childhood trauma situation. Mia is now married and dying, so Billy goes back home to assist. And though he has a purpose for being there, he soon becomes distracted by an old love interest with an urgent need.
Things get weird pretty fast, and I liked the pace of the book. It does skip back and forth from now to a few years earlier, so much is revealed in the flashbacks.
After “Gone Girl”, I’m getting used to the time jumps in stories. And with this style of writing, G. J. Minett nails it. So much comes out! Very suspenseful book and a great twist at the end gave this book the boost to 4 stars.
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