My Review of Reported Missing by Sarah Wray
I give Reported Missing by Sarah Wray 3.5 stars, rounded up to 4 stars. I will tell you why in a minute.
To say Rebecca is having a rough time is an understatement. One day, her husband goes to work and never comes back. In other news, there’s a 14 year old girl, Kaleigh, who went missing the same day.
Are they linked together? The public sure thinks so. Rebecca is getting phone calls, being followed, being taunted. The police are unable to share any information and she is living her life in limbo.
Stars be gone…
The story itself was excellent. Sarah Wray’s writing is good for a first time novelist. But, there’s always a but, the first quarter of the book was… So. Darn. Slow. I’m pretty sure I could have gotten a feel for the troubled life Rebecca was leading in less than 25% of the book. That’s the reason for the loss of a whole star.
The other half of the missing star was because even though it became interesting after 25%, the book pace seemed very slow to me. Thus, 3.5 stars for me – rounded up for the good story.
Stars be here…
On the other hand, Sara Wray’s Reported missing fully earned it’s 3.5 stars that I did give. Once I got past the 25% point, we finally got into the meat of the story. While there wasn’t much emotional ups and downs for me, Sarah Wray did a really good job of keeping the ending a secret. This drew me into the book (instead of doing chores uh hem) easily because I was really dying to see what was going to happen in the end.
The ending was unexpected and that’s always a bonus for me.
P.S. Isn’t that a gorgeous book cover?
Thank you bookouture, Netgalley, and Sarah Wray for an advanced copy of Reported Missing. My opinions are my own and not biased in any way.