Saturday, April 9, 2016

No One Knows by J.T. Ellison

 

No One Knows
Synopsis via Amazon.com:

The day Aubrey Hamilton’s husband is declared dead by the state of Tennessee should bring closure so she can move on with her life. But Aubrey doesn’t want to move on; she wants Josh back. It’s been five years since he disappeared, since their blissfully happy marriage—they were happy, weren’t they?—screeched to a halt and Aubrey became the prime suspect in his disappearance. Five years of emptiness, solitude, loneliness, questions. Why didn’t Josh show up at his friend’s bachelor party? Was he murdered? Did he run away? And now, all this time later, who is the mysterious yet strangely familiar figure suddenly haunting her new life?

This book has got what it takes to keep the suspense-loving reader engrossed! Miss Ellison knows how to transport the reader to Nashville and see the sights, through her eyes of course.

Aubrey's story is an exercise in emotions. Miss Ellison transitions the reader from the present to the past throughout the story. Where most writers confuse the reader going back and forth, Miss Ellison makes it feel like this is the only way to tell the story.
And the emotions these transitions evoke in the reader are pretty intense. The reader feels sorrow, joy, antipathy, empathy, and shock just to mention a few.

I love a well-written suspense novel. While Aubrey is trying to get her life back on track after being falsely accused of murdering her missing husband, her mother-in-law is doing all she can to get him declared dead. Aubrey is easy to like and this keeps the reader strongly in favor of Aubrey no matter the situation. And her mother-in-law? Well, let's just say she is very easy to dislike.

What did I like most about the story? Well, just as I thought I had the plot figured out, BOOM!  the story would take a twist and I would have to start all over again trying to figure out who or what was responsible for all the angst. The ending? Well, let's just say I never saw it coming.

I received a free copy through Netgalley