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Saturday, October 29, 2016

No One Knows by J.T. Ellison

Setting: Nashville, TN
Genre: Suspense
Publisher: Gallery Books
Release Date: November 1, 2016 (Paperback)



Five years ago, Aubrey Hamilton's husband disappeared without a trace. They were at a hotel for his friend's pre-wedding events. While she checked them in, he walked to the bachelor's party and vanished. For five years, Aubrey's been the subject of scrutiny and scorn.

Her mother-in-law pushes to have Josh declared dead at five years. It's right after getting the official court papers that Aubrey spies a man who doesn't look anything like her husband, but the man's mannerisms certainly match Josh's. It's not long before she's falling for this mysterious stranger. There are so many unanswered questions, and Aubrey's determined to get to the bottom of Josh's disappearance and gain the freedom to move on.

No One Knows bounces from Aubrey's point of view to her mother-in-law's to Josh's. The changes are clearly noted and give a complex picture into the lives each party led before Josh's disappearance. As the novel progresses, readers start to see the detailed picture involving Josh, often knowing clues before Aubrey.

This is a suspense along the lines of so many other suspense novels as of late that offer so many twists and turns that you cannot possibly predict the end. I couldn't put this book down. I was hooked. Then I hit the ending. I don't want to give out spoilers, but the ending left me feeling a little disappointed. Had I offered a rating based on the first half of the book, I would have easily said five stars. By the time I reached the ending, I had to drop it to a three.



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