With a main character who has a bizarre medical condition that is both a blessing and a curse- Brenna can remember any situation, any moment in time, but she can be thrown into those memories involuntarily by a smell or a snippet of conversation that acts as a trigger. She has been this way ever since her older sister got into a car one day and disappeared. Now Brenna searches for other lost people, hoping all the time to somehow unlock the key to finding her sister.
The story here revolves around another missing child and a recent murder that seems linked to that long ago disappearance. The plot is tight, the writing wonderful, and the end a complete surprise. Brenna's family story and her interactions with others make her an incredibly engaging character. In combination with the strength of the underlying plot, this book is certainly a must-read for any fan of mysteries and thrillers.
In 1998 Carol Wentz attends a neighborhood party. Six-year-old Iris Neff sees her in the kitchen and asks for some juice. When Carol gives it to her, Iris complains that she doesn't like that flavor and wants a different kind. Carol tells her that she's not her mother and doesn't help. Later that day, Iris disappears and Carol convinces herself that her attitude may have had something to do with it. When Carol disappears in 2009, missing … more
“A deftly plotted, completely involving novel with one of the most memorable protagonists to come along in years. Brenna Spector is tough, loyal, and canny -- and that’s just in her day-to-day life as the mother of an adolescent.” (Laura Lippman, New York Times bestselling author )
“Label me a big fan.” (Harlan Coben )
“Sex, lies, and serial killers, Alison Gaylin takes us on a wild ride.” (Lisa Gardner on Trashed )
“A fresh new talent.” (Perri O’Shaughnessy )
“Punchy, comic, and clever, HIDE YOUR EYES will blow your mind.” (Lisa Gardner )