The Book: Missing Pieces, by Heather Gudenkauf
The Blurb: Sarah Quinlan’s husband, Jack, has been haunted for decades by the untimely death of his mother when he was just a teenager, her body found in the cellar of their family farm, the circumstances a mystery. The case rocked the small farm town of Penny Gate, Iowa, where Jack was raised, and for years Jack avoided returning home. But when his beloved aunt Julia is in an accident, hospitalized in a coma, Jack and Sarah are forced to confront the past that they have long evaded. Upon arriving in Penny Gate, Sarah and Jack are welcomed by the family Jack left behind all those years ago—barely a trace of the wounds that had once devastated them all. But as facts about Julia’s accident begin to surface, Sarah realizes that nothing about the Quinlans is what it seems. Caught in a flurry of unanswered questions, Sarah dives deep into the puzzling rabbit hole of Jack’s past. But the farther in she climbs, the harder it is for her to get out. And soon she is faced with a deadly truth she may not be prepared for.
The Babble: Happily married Sarah Quinlan’s about to get a rude awakening. Accompanying her husband to his ailing aunt’s bedside, Sarah has no idea a Pandora’s Box of secrets is about to be pried open; opened and emptied if Sarah has anything to say about it. A web of lies –both deliberate and of omission-, deceit, jealousy, and madness has engulfed the Quinlan’s and it’s up to Sarah to release the family from its stifling grip. Will Sarah loose her marriage, or her life? Bursting with action, tragedy and spectacle, Missing Pieces is a puzzle you can’t put down.
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