Release Date: March 28, 2017
Violet and Finn are parents of a three year old boy named Bear. They drive to Florida on their first vacation as a family since Bear was born. One afternoon, Violet enjoys a few hours to herself while her husband volunteers to stay with their son. When she returns to her hotel room, she discovers that her husband and her son are missing. Violet calls the police after discovering that their car and other valuables are also gone. Believing her marriage was secure, she struggles to understand her husband’s disappearance.
Finn sets off driving aimlessly without a plan. Needing time to figure out his next steps, he reaches Cincinnati and seeks help from his high school friend Caitlin. He demands that Caitlin hide them at her in-laws vacant cabin for a few days. Finn threatens to go public with embarrassing information that will ruin her family if she doesn’t cooperate. Caitlin is torn between protecting her family and helping reunite Violet with her child.
This is a book filled with a combination of twists, suspense, and secrets. It is fast paced and alternates between the past and the present. I enjoyed the journey and the development of each character in the book. This is a debut novel by Jessica Strawser.