Wherever She Goes by Kelley Armstrong

Published June 25th 2019 by St. Martin's Press & Minotaur Books
ebook, 400 pages
About the Book:
“Few crimes are reported as quickly as a snatched kid.” That’s what the officer tells single mother Aubrey Finch after she reports a kidnapping. So why hasn’t anyone reported the little boy missing? Aubrey knows what she saw: a boy being taken against his will from the park. It doesn’t matter that the mother can’t be found. It doesn’t matter if no one reported it. Aubrey knows he’s missing. Instead, people question her sanity. Aubrey hears the whispers. She’s a former stay-at-home mom who doesn’t have primary custody of her daughter, so there must be something wrong with her, right? Others may not understand her decision to walk away from her safe life at home, but years of hiding her past – even from the people she loves – were taking their toll, and Aubrey knows she can’t be the mother or wife she envisions until she learns to leave her secrets behind. When the police refuse to believe her, she realizes that rescuing the boy is up to her alone. But after all the secrets, how far is she willing to go? Even to protect a child.

Kelley Armstrong is a well-known author who has never failed to write a well-written story with convincing, engaging characters. Like me she is from Ontario, Canada yet this was my first Kelley Armstrong novel...and what a blast it was to read. This crime fiction's story line is crisp and riveting, so much excitement, tension and drama. This was such a refreshing read, although another "missing" child thriller, this one is truly unique. The author did a great job at making sure the story-line is woven perfectly. One of the greatest aspects of the book is that the readers will never guess the ending and I loved not knowing what will happen.

The characters are engaging and well-developed and the author does a great job of making them all real and believable to the reader. There is more than one mystery in this novel and the author makes the situations feel tense and the plot is timely and credible. I love that the protagonist had such a colourful back story and that it was woman, and a very strong one at that. The writing draws you in and keeps your interest piqued from start to finish. This book is well written, very engaging and very interesting. An excellent book for anyone who enjoys genuine mysteries. Definitely worth the read.

Thank you NetGalley, Kelley Armstrong, St. Martin's Press and Minotaur Books for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.



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