|Title:||The Vanishing Wife|
|Published:||2014, Keep on Climbing Publishing|
|No. of Pages:||296|
|Cover Price:||$14.95 Paperback, $4.99 Kindle|
Barry Finlay introduces his debut thriller, The Vanishing Wife, to excellent reviews. Mason and Sami Seaforth have a happy marriage, and just spent their anniversary together eating steak and lobster, walking the beach, and drinking too much wine. However, when Mason wakes up, he discovers Sami is gone. As the hours pass, Mason becomes more and more worried; this is totally out of character for his wife, and he is convinced that something is terribly wrong. As time passes, Sami's best friend, Marcie, becomes involved, and Mason and Marcie attempt to follow clues to get to the bottom of the disappearance. Mason and Marcie know very little about Sami's past, and as they investigate, they learn that some very unscrupulous people are trying to find her, and kill her because of things she knows from the past. Assuming that Sami has told Mason about her past, they want to kill him too. Jennifer, Mason and Sami's daughter, is away at college, but is also threatened, and eventually drugged and kidnapped.
Finlay, who has previously written several non-fiction books, demonstrates that he is also skillful at writing thriller/suspense fiction. His characters are well-developed, the scenarios are believable, and there are dozens of twists and turns throughout. The end is definitely unexpected, and most readers will find the novel extremely difficult to put down. Readers who enjoy fast-moving fiction, with lots of suspense will enjoy this book. Hopefully Finlay has more good suspense novels in the works.
Special thanks to the author for supplying a copy of this book for a fair and honest review.
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