There are different kinds of books. Good books, terrible books, guilty pleasures, etc. I don’t really care if a book is good or bad so long as I enjoy it. This book was a wild ride and I loved every minute of it, but I can’t call it a good book because the reveal was such a cliche.
Finn and Layla have a passionate, tempestuous relationship. While on vacation, they get in an argument and Layla disappears. Finn is the prime suspect, but with no body, no evidence of violence, and no witnesses, the police let him go. Ten years later, Finn is engaged to Layla’s sister Ellen. Their relationship was forged in their shared grief but has turned into something wonderful. Their peaceful life is disturbed when a friend sees Layla at Finn’s old house. Then Ellen sees her, gifts are left for Finn and Ellen, and Finn starts getting mysterious emails. Finn starts to question everything and everyone in his life. Is Layla alive? Is a stranger torturing them? Or is someone he knows torturing him?
This book is tense and fast-paced. It left me second-guessing what had happened ten years ago and in the present, up until half-way through the story. The revelation was pretty hokey, but the book was so much fun to read I just don’t care.