In a novel of mounting psychological suspense, a young mother follows a dangerous path to find her missing husband.Veronica Cavanaughs grasp on the world is slipping. Her latest round of fertility treatments not only failed but left her on edge and unbalanced. And her three-year-old daughter, Elizabella, has a new imaginary friend, who seems much more devilish than playful. So when Veronicas husband fails to return home from a business trip, whats left of her stability begins to crumble.Given her familys history of mental illness, and Elizabellas insistence that her daddy is dead, Veronica starts questioning herself. Every move she makes is now suspect. Worse still, Veronica is positive that someone wants her and her daughter dead, toounless its all in her mindSomewhere beneath her paranoia is the answer to her husbands vanishing. To find it, shes led to a house in the Florida Keys. But once there, she isnt sure she wants to know the truth....
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This was my Kindle First choice for March, and OMG, I’m glad I chose it.
When Veronica’s three year-old daughter Elizabella begins talking to an imaginary friend, Veronica worries that hereditary schizophrenia may be the cause. As a child, she had watched her mother succumb to the disease, and she is frightened for her daughter. Already fraught with tension due to her ongoing IVF treatment, things take a turn for the worse when husband Micah fails to return home after a business trip, and Veronic ...more
This book has all the elements of a suspense thriller: Husband Micah disappears, wife Veronica finds out he has been hiding all kinds of things from her, both personal and financial, wife feels like she is being watched and at one point is certain she is being followed on the highway by another car. Not to mention the fact that Veronica's daughter, Elizabella (ugh! hate that name!), keeps talking about things that her invisible playmate "Nini" tells her - things the child could not possibly know ...more
I finish what I start
Spoiler alert: I gutted through it to see if at the very least the pieces would be artfully gutted together. The dialogue is cringeworthy. The overdone urban mom struggle is annoying. The weak attempt to make the protagonist doubt her own sanity made a mockery of mental illness and further casts an unrealistic and negative shadow over mental illness. The stereotyped “organic” neighbor is infuriating. The IVF struggles play too big of a role. This story is completely bogged d ...more
This suspenseful story had my mind spinning just as much as Veronica's during some parts. The addition of Bella's "friends" made the story more thrilling & mysterious & held my interest . Good read as I'm looking forward to reading more from this author.
I chose this book because I love a good beach setting. The plot was good and there was a lot I liked about this novel but there were just too many things that frustrated me. I found the lead character to be too much of a wimp. I wish she had a stronger personality and a would have put the police and detectives in their places for all of their wrongful accusations. It just got to be too much. Also her daughter was a bit too manipulative to be just three years old. Maybe the age range was n ...more
Not my favorite kind of book, the story meandered and I just could not get into it. I am glad I got it for free for my March Amazon Prime pick. I am sorry I could not like this book more. The characters all grated on me and I could not feel even empathy for the main character when she has lost the "love of her life". I would give the author another chance it is just this book had way too much going on it for me to truly enjoy it.
When I was more than halfway through the book sometime last night, there were a grand total of zero reviews for this book on Goodreads. I received this for free as my choice of Amazon First Reads for the month of March, so I went back to Amazon to see the reviews there. Total of two. A few more have trickled in since then, but I have never been one of the first people to review a book before. This is exciting and a bit scary.
In "Trespassing", Veronica and Micah are parents of a toddler and tryi ...more
I wasn't sure I'd like this book as much as I did. I mean, another book about a husband who disappears or is found dead and the wife finds out he was keeping secrets from her. This plot seems to have worn out its welcome. However, in my mind, Brandi Reeds did a great job of keeping it fresh and interesting by creating a protagonist (the wife, Veronica) who has a family history of mental illness and a daughter (Elizabella) who is convinced her imaginary friend (who lives in her hair) is real. Whe ...more