Missing Pieces

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A woman uncovers earth-shattering secrets about her husband’s family in this chilling page-turner

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. For years, Jack has avoided returning home, but when his beloved aunt Julia is in an accident, Jack and Sarah are forced to confront the past that they have long evaded.

Upon arriving, Sarah and Jack are welcomed by the family Jack left behind all those years ago. But as facts about Julia’s accident begin to surface, Sarah realizes that nothing about the Quinlans is what it seems. Sarah dives deep into the puzzling rabbit hole of Jack’s past, but the further 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.

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And don't miss these other great stories by Heather!

The Weight of Silence
These Things Hidden
Little Mercies
MIssing Pieces
Not a Sound
Before She Was Found
This is How I Lied
The Overnight Guest

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10 reviews
Linda Strong
February 25, 2016
This book looks at a woman who has been married 20 years to a man she knows inside and out ... or so she thinks. Sarah and Jack are called back to Jack's hometown. His aunt, who raised him as second mother, has been terribly hurt and is in a coma. Jack's mother and father were killed when he was a teenager. When he was old enough, he left and never looked back. When his aunt dies in the hospital, the sheriff starts looking at the family as prime suspects. Top of the list is Jack's sister, Amy. Amy drinks too much and she's angry all the time. She's the one who found her aunt laying at the bottom of the basement stairs. Then there is Jack ... this won't be the first time he's been looked at when someone has died. There is his cousin who is now married to Jack's high school girlfriend. Little by little, Sarah learns some shocking information about Jack. Being a former investigative reporter, Sarah's first instinct is to find out the truth. But sometimes learning the truth can be hazardous to your health. There is suspense, but it doesn't seem to reach the heights I would like. I liked Sarah - she's gutsy and brazen, yet there were times she came across as being a bit of weakling when dealing with her husband's lies. Jack was okay ... he comes across as being secretive, which was the author's intent, but his justifications for his lies just weren't all that believable to me. The cousin is a bully and his wife seems to want to cause problems for Sarah and Jack. Not a bad read, just not great. 3.5 Stars Many thanks to the author / Harlequin (US & Canada) / NetGalley who provided a digital copy in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.
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Holly B
November 15, 2018
Heather Gudenkauf does it again. She pulls you into the story from page one. She creates characters and places that are so realistic that you feel like you are a spectator in their lives. She creates a thrilling mystery that is full of twists and turns. This is another excellent book that is worth the read.
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Lana Johnson
November 16, 2016
I've read this book probably at least three times now. It instantly grabs your attention and makes you not be able to put it down. I would classify it as a mystery / thriller. I love the fact it has the "read aloud" option. This story keeps you guessing to the very end. Highly recommend.
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Heather Gudenkauf is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Weight of Silence and Not a Sound. Heather lives in Iowa with her family.

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