Somebody's Daughter by David Bell
Somebody's Daughter will have your thoughts going all over the place. You may think you've got it all figured out, but you don't. I did eventually catch on, but it took a lot longer than usual.
Michael Frazier and his wife have a relaxed evening planned. After years of dealing with infertility issues, it's a good night to have a romantic dinner and try for the baby they both desperately want. Things take a very dark, ominous turn when Michael's ex-wife Erika shows up. Her daughter vanished and Michael must help her. She reveals Michael is the nine-year-old girl's father. He never knew.
The last thing Michael's wife expects is for Michael to agree to leave with Erica. Angela is stunned. Worse, when the police come to interview her, she learns Michael has been hiding things. Did he know he has a daughter? Is the girl really even his daughter?
As the hours pass, Angela starts to hear more and more about Erika's past and her concern grows. Something isn't right. When a mystery man appears with connections to Erika and an equally avid interest in discovering the truth, Angela agrees to team up. She's hesitant to trust a stranger, but she needs to know what is happening to her quiet marriage.
This story took so many twists. I kept trying to predict things and failed miserably each time. I love not being able to guess an ending so easily. It took a good portion of the book before I'd figured it out. I did have one complaint. One story that develops along the way really just gets glossed over. I needed to know how that turns out. Maybe it will be told in future novels. Who knows. Either way, I'm delighted I read this book.