Some extent The novel begins with a fight between the couple and the husband leaving only to go missing It is also a study in being a parentJo is pregnant She seems to lose her connections with the world and her mental health deteriorates The mystery of course is what has happened to David and how did they get here This is story that captures the pain of a relationship It is suspenseful and an absorbing read The fact that the characters are not always likeable lends authenticity to them There is significant character development through the taleAn emotional roller coaster of "a book that engaged me as a reader Many thanks to HarperCollins the "book that engaged me as a reader Many thanks to HarperCollins the for a copy of the book via the goodreads giveaways The husband went missing right at the beginning This is followed by over 300 pages of mind numbing dullness There s no big reveal or plot twist to make up for the wasted hours of our life The characters are all one dimensional Jo has no likeable ualities The whole book is just unsophisticated and flat Avoid it I wish I had Originally posted on This Chick Reads Won on a giveaway Many thanks to Charlotte Brabbin Harper Collins for my prizeI was lucky enough to win an arc of this novel on twitter and was over the moon to finally read something by Ms Brooke Many of my blogger friends have read and enjoyed her previous novels so I was eager for my copy to arrive and start reading The Missing Husband is an interesting dramapsychological thriller that will keep Corto Toujours Un Peu Plus Loin Corto Maltese 4 you guessing till the very last page It opens withet another fight between Jo and David and what seems to be just a little row between married couple turns into a tragedy David is off to Leads for a training course and it s the last time his wife Jo will see him Where did he go and why is he gone missing that s a uestion no one can answer not even his family and Jo Of course Jo is devastated especially since she s pregnant and feels responsible for his missing She goes through all the stages
OF GRIEVING DENIAL WORRY BLAME AND YET CAN T grieving denial worry blame and et can t to find an answer for David s unhappiness However when she starts finding little clues she starts to uestion David s love for her and their unborn child Though the policy is looking for him they re not much of a help as they also strongly believe nothing bad happened to David He s an adult and probably left home wanting to start a new life somewhere elseor with someone else But what is really behind his mysterious disappearance The Missing Husband was cer. Rets – not least David’s unwillingness to start a familyAs the mystery around David’s disappearance shows no sign of being solved Jo must choose will she give up her baby to make the man she loves come ho.
Amanda Brooke × 9 DOWNLOADEcommend this book at all Though a very emotional subject the author has not made this a tear jerker There is plenty in this book to make ou stop and think impressions we give others what is really important in relationships dealing with mental health issues the change that a new baby brings and of course coping with a missing husband It is very true to life with many themes that any wifemother will relate The writing is superb and I loved the way the book was structuredprimarily the point of view of Jo It always helps when Bedmning I Och Av Skolan you immerseourself in a book if ou "LIKE THE CHARACTERS YOU RE ENGAGED "the characters ou re engaged An excellent story difficult to set aside as the secret slowly emerged My first Amanda Brooke novel I will have to check out from her This is the second book I ve read by this author and this one has cemented the fact that she s not for me The plot is essentially that Jo s husband goes missing when she is 5 months pregnant This happens fairly early on in the plot and what follows is a load of romantic and often implausibly prolonged soul searching schmaltz and insipid drama Talk about a slow plot I was trying to work out why I was so irritated by the character of Jo To start with I much prefer a first person narrative but then I noticed that whilst in the third person the protagonist seems to be constantly referred to by her name Jo felt this Jo did that Jo thought this Jo looked out of the window Jo opened the cupboard Jo took out a tin and once I picked up
on that well it drove me crazy It turned Jo intothat well it drove me crazy It turned Jo into robot I had zero empathy for her as the constant Jo s made her seem so unrelatable and very unreal There were also no other points of view than hers and the chronological timeline made the story drag on and on and on without anything much ever happeningThen there was the over the top romantic dialogue which I found super irritating And I couldn t understand how months later Jo was still ready to drop everything for her missing husband despite having a new born baby I ve read plenty of novels which have characters with mental health issues and can usually empathise due to the skill of the author but sadly not in this instance So perhaps I ve been harsh as ou can see this wasn t for me But others have enjoyed it so if ou like a slow paced read with romantic dialogue this may be for ou Everyone is different after all This is an indepth study of a relationship unravelling and its conseuences It is Jo that looms large and then her husband to. T the opportunity to say goodbye By nightfall her life has changed irrevocablyDavid has disappeared and there doesn’t seem to be any trace of him But Jo is five months pregnant and her marriage is full of sec. Jo and David are currently at odds over her pregnancyWhat "Was Supposed To Be David S Day At Work To "supposed to be David s day at work to meeting has now turned into a missing person s case when he fails to come back homeOne thing leads to the next which makes all family members think that David has walked away from JoBut did he reallyor did something else happen This is the third book that I have read from this author and so far this has to be my favourite Although it s not perfect I uite enjoyed this one This book follows Jo who is five months pregnant with the baby she always wanted and on the surface she has the perfect marriage
to david the love of her life theDavid the love of her life The thing marring her happiness is the secret she s hiding from her husband Then David disappears and there doesn t seem to be any trace of him Did the secrets inside his marriage chase him away Or something much worse Firstly let me be honest and say that this read wasn t amazing The story dragged on way too much there was no shocking twists or turns and the ending wasn t uite what I was hoping for however it was still the best book I ve read from this author so far Despite the negatives the positives were better This is the sort of book that instants connects readers to the story as it forces readers to imagine themselves in the same situation I haven t got a husband or a baby but I was imagining myself in the same situation losing a loved one and not knowing what has happened Through the excellent writing detailing the emotions that the main character was going through I felt myself going through those same emotions and guessing constantly throughout the book Amanda Brooke did an amazing job on delivering a story that really detailed how her characters felt with dealing with their struggles Not a book for readers that want a big mystery with lots of shocking twists but for readers that want to get "lost in a heartbreaking story It really made me appreciate my loved ones Can t wait to read from " in a heartbreaking story It really made me appreciate my loved ones Can t wait to read from For a detailed review please check out my review belowDebra s Book CafeDebs read in two days absolutely brilliant I am absolutely mystified by all the good reviews of this book because frankly it bored me to tearsThe main character wasn t likeable in the leastThe missing husband wasn t likeable in the leastThe book was extremely repetitive and could have been at least 13 shorterThe BIL was a pathetic distractionThe conclusion made no sense to meSorry but aside from relating to how difficult motherhood is I don t The next stunning novel from Richard and Judy pick Amanda BrookeWhen Jo pretends to be asleep as her husband leaves for work the morning after an argument she doesn’t realise how deeply she will come to regre. ,