Thursday, November 8, 2018

Thursday Thoughts ~ Books from the Backlog

Happy Thursday . . .  aka Happy Almost Friday!!

It's time for Books from the Backlog, hosted by Carole's Random Life in Books.  It's a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks . . . or on your eReader.


This week's neglected book is . . . 

Missing Pieces 
Release Date:  February 2, 20l6
Publisher:  Mira

From Goodreads:   A woman uncovers earth-shattering secrets about her husband's family in this chilling page-turner from New York Times bestselling author Heather Gudenkauf.

Sarah Quinlan's husband, Jack, has been haunted for decades by the untimely death of his mother when he was just a teenager, her body found in the cellar of their family farm, the circumstances a mystery. The case rocked the small farm town of Penny Gate, Iowa, where Jack was raised, and for years Jack avoided returning home. But when his beloved aunt Julia is in an accident, hospitalized in a coma, Jack and Sarah are forced to confront the past that they have long evaded.

Upon arriving in Penny Gate, Sarah and Jack are welcomed by the family Jack left behind all those years ago—barely a trace of the wounds that had once devastated them all. But as facts about Julia's accident begin to surface, Sarah realizes that nothing about the Quinlans is what it seems. Caught in a flurry of unanswered questions, Sarah dives deep into the puzzling rabbit hole of Jack's past. But the farther in she climbs, the harder it is for her to get out. And soon she is faced with a deadly truth she may not be prepared for.

Why I selected it:  Family secrets are always a tempting element that I can't resist.  Now that I've rediscovered this book on my shelves, I hope to read it soon.

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  1. I read this one in 2016 (had to go look). I had a bit of a mixed reaction to the story, but after reading my review again I felt like rereading it - ha! Just to see if I'd have the same feelings. I'll watch for what you think about it if you're able to read it. :-)

  2. Thanks for your feedback, Kay. You have me wanting to move the book closer to the top of the pile!

  3. I have this one sitting on my shelf unread as well. It does look really good! I hope we both enjoy it when we do get around to reading it!

  4. I remember when this one came out and I really wanted to read it! Of course that hasn't actually happened!

  5. I loved this book! In fact, I love everything from this author. I'm glad you released it from the neglected stack.

  6. This one is sitting on my to read shelf too. I enjoyed another of the author's books and really need to get to this one.