Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The Face of the Earth by Deborah Raney
The Face of the Earth by Deborah Raney is one book that you've got to read. Wow. Wow. Wow. I started it in the morning and could not put it down until I finished in late afternoon. I was sucked into the story from the first page. My heart ached with Mitchell Brannon when his wife, Jill, just disappeared on her way home from a conference. I felt his shame when he thought perhaps she'd left on her own will and his horror when he thought maybe something sinister had happened to her.
I felt for Shelley, Jill's best friend and their next door neighbor, when she found it difficult to navigate in this area--trying to comfort Jill's husband and yet keep her growing feelings for him to herself.
Wonderfully written and feeling like it was ripped from the headlines, The Face of the Earth is one that you've got to get your hands on. Deborah Raney has given us a treasure in this book.
From the back cover:
What if she never came home?
When Mitchell Brannon's beloved wife sets off for home after a conference, he has no idea that his life is about to change forever. Mitch returns from work early that evening, surprised that Jill's car isn't in the garage. But her voice on the answering machine makes him smile. "Hey, babe, I'm just checking out of the hotel, but I'll stop and pick something up for dinner. Love you." Hours later, Jill still hasn't returned, and Mitch's irritation turns to dread.
When the police come up empty, Mitch enlists the help of their next-door neighbor, Jill's best friend, Shelley, to help search. As hours turn into days and days into weeks, Mitch and Shelley's friendship grows ever closer--and decidedly more complicated. Every lead seems to be a dead end, and Mitch wonders how he can honor the vows he made to a woman who has seemingly disappeared from the face of the earth.
This book was provided for review by LitFuse.
Posted by Suzanne at 9:59 AM