Manhattan journalist McKenna Jordan is chasing the story of an unidentified woman who heroically pulled a teenaged boy from the subway tracks. When she locates a video that captures part of the incident, she thinks she has an edge on the competition scrambling to identify the mystery heroine, but is shocked to discover that the woman in the video bears a strong resemblance to Susan Hauptmann, a close friend who disappeared without a trace a decade earlier. What would have been a short-lived metro story sends McKenna on a dangerous search for the missing woman—a search that will force her to unearth long-buried truths much closer to home…
This was a pretty good book to get the year started. I often find with Alafair Burke books that it takes a bit to get started. I did kind of find that with this one too. I thought the first 50 pages or so were really good and really got the book off to a great start. But after that, the next 70 or so pages were very repetitive. They were kind of missing something. It was like a very long introduction to characters and it wasn’t until the connections started to come together that this part made more sense. The characters seemed random at the time. I really enjoyed the book after this part. I was mad to see what was going on so I read the second half quite quickly. For me, the ending was a bit confusing. The whole army story had confused me throughout and I felt the way it factored into the conclusion made it quite confusing for me anyway. Once that part had been explained I did have to reread it to gather exactly what they were talking about. After I got that though the rest of the ending was clear and I enjoyed the way everything slotted in. Overall, a good thriller and I would recommend.