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Reported Missing

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This is my first Sarah Wray novel and it won't be my last, Initially I found this to be a slow burn of a book but I did find myself staying up late ish to finish it. 

When teacher Chris Pendleton goes missing and very shortly after a young teenage girl also goes missing, it isn't long before the gossip starts, and folk are suggesting that maybe Chris abducted her. Chris's wife Rebecca, Bec is a bit of a pain in the ass to be honest. I didn't like that she found herself using alcohol as a crutch, getting pickled and causing herself injuries, it also made her an unlikable character. I'm good with that as we can't like them all.

Read for an honest review. Thanks to Ms Wray, #Netgalley and Bookouture
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Bookouture and NetGalley provided me with an electronic copy of Reported Missing. I voluntarily chose to review this book and my opinion is freely given.

It has been four months since Rebecca Pendle’s husband disappeared without a trace. Complicating matters, 14-year-old Kayleigh Jackson goes missing at the same time. Despite a lack of evidence towards her husband, Rebecca has been facing backlash from the small community in which she lives. As Rebecca tries to figure out what happened, will her searching lead the woman down a dangerous path?

I am a huge fan of psychological thrillers, but Reported Missing should not be counted as one of them. There was a thinly veiled story about the disappearance of two people on the same day, with the townspeople drawing conclusions despite no evidence. Rebecca falls apart amid the intense scrutiny and must figure out what happened for her own sanity. Despite everything the woman goes through, I could not forge a connection with her. The author tries to paint Rebecca in a sympathetic light, but she comes off as one dimensional. The twist is a blip in a story that is neither suspenseful nor thrilling. For these reasons, I would not recommend Reported Missing to other readers.
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I really enjoyed this book and was sk happy that I was given a chance to really read.

I thi I this is one of the better books I read especially when k hadn't read anything by author before.
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This follows Rebecca as she tries to find her missing husband while dealing with the accusations that he is responsible for 14-year-old Kayleigh's disappearance. As she deals with the hate from strangers and classmates of Kayleigh's, Rebecca finds herself spiraling and wondering if her husband isn't who she thought he was. 

I found the plot very promising and interesting. However, I found myself disappointed. 85% of the book was slow and seemed to drag on. The last part of the book was thrilling and made things go faster but I was even more disappointed by the ending. There was more that could have happened and I found the way it ended lacking.
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Was unable to finish this story.  I found the plot somewhat overly complicated and felt there was no real finalisation, I didn't feel a connection to the main characters either unfortunately.  Just wasn't for me.
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I love a good mystery. This one wasn't my favorite. It was a little slow. I had a hard time getting through this one. I feel like the story line lost it's luster around the middle somewhere and didn't really pick back up.  I think it needed more action to keep my attention to the end. Not the worst one I have come across but not something I would recommend to a friend or to a bookclub.
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I received this book as an ARC from Netgalley.

This book was too slow for me. I read thrillers for fast pace non-stop action. This story just dragged for me. It was very hard for me to finish. 

I enjoy those slow burn books as well, but this one just never really grabbed me or made feel invested in the characters. From the synopsis it sounded so promising, but it did not hit the mark for me.
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This was an excellent tale with a great storyline.  The characters were likable and this was a page turner.   I would recommend this book.
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This book is way too long with a distinct lack of anything happening. I managed to persevere to the end but overall the book was very disappointing.
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Reported Missing by Sarah Wray is a slow burner with an intriguing storyline.  A missing teenage and a husband going missing on the same day.  A great premise but a little lacking on twists and turns.
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I really wanted to like this book. The plot was good and interesting. However it was slow and for over half of the book nothing seemed to be happening, I understand developing the story and the main characters state of mind but it went on far to long with nothing happening. I almost gave up on it a few times. Towards the end things really started to get going and we found out what happened to the girl and that part was good and interesting. However with Chris, we never really figured out why he left or what is motive was. I don't mind leaving ending up to the reader but the way this one was done it felt unfinished that things were missing from the end.
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Reported Missing was a great book.
Both teenager Kayleigh and a former teacher Chris disappear, have they gone off together or it a coincidence?
I could not put it down, a great read.
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Thanks for the opportunity to have read this great novel.  It was a slow and steady read, keeping me glued to the book and I just couldn't wait to see what happened to Chris and Kayleigh! Was it a coincidence they disappeared on the same day? Or did Chris abduct Kayleigh? Well written.
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Sorry I missed the date for this. 

I really enjoyed the book - thank you.
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Reported Missing by Sarah Wray 
Publisher: Bookouture

Thanks to NetGalley and publisher Bookouture for the ebook ARC of Reported Missing by Sarah Wray in exchange for an honest review.

Rebecca Pendle’s husband, Chris disappears four moths ago. 14 year old Kayleigh Jackson also disappears. Just a coincidence? Rebecca wants to believe it is.
But, as police start to investigate, and compare the disappearance of Chris and Kayleigh, it becomes harder for Rebecca to trust that her husband is innocent. With an angry town that believes Chris has abducted Kayleigh, Rebecca tries to find out the truth. But what she finds shocks her more than she ever thought. How well does Rebecca truly know her husband?

I give this book a rating of 2 stars. I found that it was a very slow read. Yet, it made me want to finish, to find out the truth about the characters. It only picked up almost near the end, and the ending wasn’t really what I was hoping for. It was well written, just not really a book for me.
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A page-turner from start to finish... Highly recommended.
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I didn't remember reading this book!  I kept seeing it on my list and thinking - that looks good I need to read it!  However I already did - months ago!  I don't feel there was anything really bad or unlikable about this book.  I did finish it.  But it was just completely meh - 75% of the book was the dreaded sagging middle.  There was nothing memorable about at all!  It was a bit dragging, the characters were sort of dull - nothing made them stand out or feel real.  For me this would be one I'd say to skip.
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Four months ago our protagonist Rebecca Pendle’s husband Chris went missing. She thought they were happily married and there was no signs that there was anything wrong so his disappearance is a massive shock turning her life upside down.
On the very same day 14-year-old Kayleigh Jackson also goes missing. She had gone to meet up with her friends but she never made it there.
Is it just a coincidence or are they both connected in some way?
A search was made looking for the missing teenager and only Bec is actively looking for her husband.
As the search goes on with no signs of Kayleigh the 2 disappearances appear to be connected but no solid evidence to confirm it.
As with any small town rumours are ripe, there is the accusation that Chris is a paedophile, that there was child pornography found on his computer, that Chris used to spend a lot of time with Kayleigh and consequently he has either killed her or he has her captive somewhere. Or maybe they have run off together?
The story is told from Bec’s point of view and her life since her husband disappeared.
She has been living in a caravan for four months and is shunned by almost everyone as they hold Chris responsible for Kayleigh’s disappearance.
It is only Bec that doesn’t believe there is any truth in the rumours but as she starts her own investigation into what happened that day four months ago she discovers her husband has been keeping secrets.
She discovers that Chris had lost his job which comes as a massive shock to her because he had still kept up the appearance of going to work, taking his packed lunch she makes for him every morning and she was waving him off to work as normal.
How could she not know? Why had he not told her and where had he been going everyday?
If he could hide that from her what else didn’t she know about her husband?
As she continues to search for answers strange things start to happen. She starts getting strange phone calls, things have been moved in her house and even things have started to go missing from her mum’s room in the care home.
This book is quite a slow burner and I did find it a struggle at times to carry on reading it, even though the book is really well written it failed to grab and hold my attention unfortunately. But i had to finish the book as i needed to know how it ended, sheer curiosity kept me going to the end!
It was just to slow for me but this is a book that you need to read for yourselves and make up your own mind as we are all different, some books fit different people in different ways.
This book is a bit like Marmite, you will either love it or hate it!! 🙂
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