Reported Missing by Sarah Wray

June 10, 2017 | No comments


What: Psychological thriller to be published by Bookouture on July 14, 2017.

Plot in brief: 14 year old Kayleigh went missing on the same day as Rebecca’s husband Chris disappeared, and Rebecca is the only one who believes it is a coincidence and that Chris is innocent.

The good: The plot idea was intriguing, and the book definitely had good potential.

The not-so-good: The story is told in first person narrative, from Rebecca’s point of view, and it did not work for me. The first 2/3 of the book felt very slow and drawn out, although it picked up towards the end. Overall, there were too many and too long sections just with the thoughts that are going on inside Rebecca’s head. I had a very hard time connecting with her and did not care what happened (in fact, there was not a single character in the book that I liked). At the end, I did not care if Rebecca found out what had happened to her husband and Kayleigh or not, or what happened to Rebecca.

Why I read it: It sounded like an interesting read, and I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

My rating: ★★★ (2.5 stars)

Conclusion: Good premise, but did not work for me.