Jake and Clara are seated next to each other on a plane headed to Denver. Pleasantries are exchanged, as they will be sitting next to each other for a few hours, and yet each one feels there’s a familiarity that they know the other. Twenty questions is started, and with each one asked, it’s a no answer. Was never there. Don’t live there. Never heard of it. Didn’t go to that school. Never been in that direction and so on. Then before the depart, Clara drops a secret that unsettles Jake.
Jake heads off to his hotel to prepare for the job he has been hired and flown out there for. Clara heads off to complete what she feels is a mission. Something she needs to do for herself, this secret as it’s become as the only person who knows is the stranger she told on the plane. She still does not even know why she told him. Jake heads off to write the memoirs of a dying man but things seem odd when he starts talking with him.
Clara and Jake still cannot get the other out of their mind. Something is there, just beyond the surface. Each has a flashback from their childhood but it doesn’t make sense and they’ve both always had memory issues. Jake while sitting in the hotel bar has a woman approach him, she tells him she wants to help him and the things are not at all as they appear. His memoir job is not really what he thinks it is, and his memory issues- there’s a reason for that.
Strange things start happening and this woman may have the answer to the link of him and Carla, but they need to work together to figure out all the pieces. But Carla! She is off on her mission, and he needs to find her then. She is part of the answer, he hopes he can get to her in time. Things spiral out of control and soon Jake is immersed in what feels like a movie. Running from bad guys, shooting someone for self defense and not sure who to trust anymore.
This was a good, twisty psychological thriller. Just on the edge of getting out there, but real enough to be believable. Thank you to the author for the free autographed copy I won in an email giveaway.
~ Goodreads – About the Author ~
Carter Wilson is the USA Today and #1 Denver Post bestselling author of six critically acclaimed, standalone psychological thrillers, as well as numerous short stories. He is an ITW Thriller Award finalist, a three-time winner of the Colorado Book Award, and his novels have received multiple starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and Library Journal. His seventh novel, The Dead Husband, will be launched in May 2021 by Poisoned Pen Press. Carter lives in Erie, Colorado in a Victorian house that is spooky but isn’t haunted…yet.
Visit him at carterwilson.com