When Will leaves for a conference in Orlando and a plane heading towards Seattle goes down, his wife Iris feels badly for her students, friends and colleagues who might’ve known someone on the flight. She does her best as a school counselor to help everyone she can. However, when she gets the call her that her husband has died on that flight and that there was no conference scheduled in Orlando, what she knows about her husband and what the truth is are two very different things. Is Will actually dead? If he is? Why was he going to Seattle? If he isn’t, where is he and what is he up to?
For the first two hundred pages I was hooked. It’s suspenseful and interesting…but, when some reveals happen, I didn’t think it was any different than the Lifetime Movie with Kellie Martin (in fact, I think that might’ve been better overall) (SPOILERS if you follow the link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0469810/). I can’t talk about it much more without revealing too much, the fun of the book is the unknown. As soon as things become known, they are less exciting and the story leading up to the conclusion seemed like a patched together Frankenstein monster of books and movies I’ve already seen. The ending though? I didn’t see that coming. At all.
The review is shorter than my typical reviews but the beginning of the book is really the best and I wouldn’t want to rob anyone of that initial enjoyment. This is probably a good beach read or a book you could keep in your car for when you’re stuck waiting at doctors’ offices or something because you can easily pick up where you left off. I say that with respect to beach reads and “books to avoid other people in public places”. It’s a decent book that I had high hopes for.