My Wife is Missing, D.J. Palmer

A woman is flanked by her two children, they are in shadow as the run along a skyline at sunset. The title is written in white.

When Michael comes back from getting the family pizza, his wife Natalie and their two children are missing. He’s worried there is something nefarious at play because they’re on vacation in New York. But when he learns that she might not have been kidnapped as he first feared, he will stop at nothing to find his missing family, especially because Natalie has insomnia, and she might not be making the best decisions. Told in alternating viewpoints, My Wife is Missing is a fast-paced race to the finish to figure out who we can trust and who we can’t.

This was an enjoyable read. I liked the alternating viewpoints and Palmer’s attempt at creating unreliable narrators in everyone. Many things come to light, and I enjoyed how the story unfolds. Palmer keeps the reader flipping pages in their quest to uncover the truth. Overall, this is a fun, fast-paced, enjoyable read. Thank you, St. Martin’s Press, for sending this along!

My Wife is Missing is available for preorder on Amazon and B&N, it releases May 10th.

About the Book:

When a woman disappears with her two children, one husband will do anything to find them–even confront the secrets of his own past–in D. J. Palmer’s My Wife Is Missing, a twisty thriller from the author of The New Husband
A family vacation turns into a nightmare for Michael Hart when he discovers his wife and two children have disappeared from their New York City hotel room. Horrified, he fears they’ve been kidnapped. Michael’s frantic search to find them takes a shocking turn when he discovers that his wife, Natalie, appears to have left quite willingly, taking their children with her. The police want to know why, and so does Michael. But there may be a reason why Natalie ran, something Michael can’t tell the police—the truth about his past. While untangling his deceptions might be the key to locating Natalie, Michael knows it could also be his undoing. To find his wife, he must now turn to the one person capable of exposing all that he’s been hiding. Natalie thinks she has Michael all figured out and has hatched a plan to escape from him permanently. One detail, though, threatens to derail her efforts: sleep—or more accurately, the lack of it. Since the moment the shocking revelations about her husband came to light, Natalie’s insomnia has worsened to the point that she now suffers from delusions. Are her fears about Michael valid—or a symptom of her condition? With her children’s lives at risk, the stakes for Natalie could not be higher. On her own, running low on energy and resources, avoiding increasingly close calls with Michael—who is on the hunt and closing in fast—Natalie needs someone to turn to for help. But who can she trust when she can’t even trust herself?


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