A woman discovers an impossible connection that transcends time and place in this stirring, unforgettable novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Memory Thief.
Isabel Griffin has done her best to move on since her boyfriend, Max Adair, vanished without a trace eight years ago, leaving her heartbroken—and pregnant. Eerily enough, this isn’t the first time someone Isabel loves has gone missing. When she was sixteen, her mother disappeared, and her father became obsessed with finding his long-lost wife—at the expense of parenting Isabel.
Determined not to repeat her father’s mistakes, Isabel works hard to become a respected archaeologist and a loving mother to her daughter, Finn, a little girl with very unusual abilities. But while Isabel is on a dig in Barbados, she receives a disturbing phone call. The hauntingly familiar voice on the other end speaks just four words—“Isabel. Keep her safe.”—before they’re disconnected.
Isabel tries to convince herself that the caller can’t possibly be Max. But what if it is, and Finn is in danger? As one mysterious event after another occurs, she can’t shake the feeling that, despite what everyone else believes, Finn’s father is alive—and he’s desperately trying to reach her.
Let me start by saying the title of this book makes no sense to me based on the story. But I will say mistitled or not this was a very interesting book. From page one you can tell that the author took her time and did her research on the topics and places she used to build the characters and their story. I really appreciate that! This book did not end the way I was expecting it too and guess what…. I was not disappointed.
There are a couple of things towards the end of the book that are obviously in the story so additional books can be written using some of the characters, and while I would love to see these characters stories written, the way that they were referenced and used in this book made me feel like they were just thrown in for the sake of continuing or building a series.
All in all this was a good book and I would absolutely read it again.