Author: Adam Croft
Published: Oct. 18, 2016
Publisher: Thomas and Mercer
Genre: Murder, Mystery
Review: ebook provided by NetGalley and publisher
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk
Could you murder your wife to save your daughter? On the surface, Nick Connor's life is seemingly perfect: a quiet life with his beautiful family and everything he could ever want. But soon his murky past will collide with his idyllic life and threaten the very people he loves the most in the world.
When his five-year-old daughter, Ellie, is kidnapped, Nick's life is thrown into a tailspin. In exchange for his daughter's safe return, Nick will have to do the unthinkable: he must murder his wife.
With his family's lives hanging in the balance, what will Nick do? Can he and his family survive when the evil that taunts them stems from the sins of his past?
I received this book via NetGalley to give an honest review.
We go back and forth between Nick and Tasha as the different p.o.v.'s It seems that we learn that Nick and Tasha do not have a good marriage and it shows through out the story.
When Nick is expected to take their daughter Ellie to school and she becomes missing it seems that Nick becomes the main suspect. He doesn't seem to handle being under stress to well and it really starts to show. When he gets the message to kill his wife so he can have his daughter again the question will remain will he even do it? Can he do it?
I did like going back and forth between the two main characters I got to see what each one was feeling or doing at a certain time.
I am not sure about the characters honestly because well Tasha seems very self centered and doesn't really care that her daughter gets up at the crack of dawn, just so she can see her for a few minutes. I am sorry but that is just crazy. It is mentioned to us that her parents were going to come down but yet were told not to because Ellie might be found. What grandparents do not come down I am certain that if one of my children was missing my mom would have been down here in a heart beat.
Nick I want to know what kind of person knows someone who knows a hit man? I mean that is just out there, I am sure it happens but Nick doesn't seem like that shady of a character. Now the dark web that is a good thing to write about as a person who reads a lot of crime books and what not I haven't read a lot of stories that have the dark web mentioned. I could see maybe the author elaborating on this a bit more.
When it came about who the kidnapper was it was someone I was not expecting this person it was well hidden. I could understand the reasoning behind this person not being mentioned in the beginning, but yet I felt that the way it all went down was too fast.
Also why in the heck would Nick wait to go home to call the police?
Overall it was a good story I felt it could use some more character building and backgrounds but I would read another book by this author.
With more than half a million books sold to date, Adam Croft is one of the most successful independently published authors in the world, and one of the biggest selling authors of the past year.
Following his 2015 worldwide bestseller Her Last Tomorrow, his psychological thrillers were bought by Thomas & Mercer, an imprint of Amazon Publishing. Prior to the Amazon deal, Her Last Tomorrow sold more than 150,000 copies across all platforms and became one of the bestselling books of the year, reaching the top 10 in the overall Amazon Kindle chart and peaking at number 12 in the combined paperback fiction and non-fiction chart.
His Knight & Culverhouse crime thriller series has sold more than 250,000 copies worldwide, with his Kempston Hardwick mystery books being adapted as audio plays starring some of the biggest names in British TV.
In 2016, the Knight & Culverhouse Box Set reached number 1 in Canada, knocking J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child off the top spot only weeks after Her Last Tomorrow was also number 1 in Canada.
During the summer of 2016, two of Adam’s books hit the USA Today bestseller list only weeks apart, making them two of the most-purchased books in the United States over the summer.
Before writing full time, Adam had previously worked as an internet marketing consultant, delivery driver and professional actor.
Adam has been featured on BBC Radio, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, The Bookseller and a number of other news and media outlet