The Wreckage of Us

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Pub Date Jun 06 2024 | Archive Date Jun 05 2024

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'A searing thriller that delivers shock after shock' - B.P. WALTER 'Suspenseful and perfectly crafted' - VICTORIA SELMAN 'A profoundly thrilling descent into the deadly nature of obsession' - JANICE HALLETT It's always the husband... Isn't it? Astrid Webb is missing. The police have found her car crashed near the woods, the driver's door open, the seat spotted with blood. But there's no sign of Astrid herself, a sick woman who rarely left her house, who surely couldn't have left the scene of the accident without help. Her husband Bryan is sure that she's alive - after all, this isn't the first time she's vanished, only to reappear without explanation. But as the days pass, Bryan starts to look like a suspect in his wife's disappearance, perhaps in her murder. Because Bryan isn't telling the police the whole truth. Not about Astrid's stalker, their broken-in back door, or the threatening messages she received. And it seems as if both Astrid and Bryan have something to hide. Then a woman's body is found in the woods, her face terribly disfigured. By staying silent, is Bryan protecting Astrid, or protecting himself? From the bestselling author of The Regret and The Box, this heart-pounding thriller is perfect for readers of Harlan Coben, Mark Billingham and Alex North.

'A searing thriller that delivers shock after shock' - B.P. WALTER 'Suspenseful and perfectly crafted' - VICTORIA SELMAN 'A profoundly thrilling descent into the deadly nature of obsession' - JANICE...


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I haven’t read any of the author’s previous novels and knew very little about The Wreckage of Us when I requested it after a Twitter recommendation. It’s an excellent twisty and compelling thriller that I was completely immersed in over the course of 24 hours.
I won’t say much about the plot as I think it’s worth coming to this novel fresh and with no expectations.
It’s definitely one of the best novels I’ve read for a while, and I was completely caught up in Bryan, Astrid and Celine’s stories. It all comes together slowly and satisfyingly. I did not know who to trust throughout the novel and the author does a brilliant job of making certain characters very believable.
Superb and highly recommended.
4.5 stars.
Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read and review this digital ARC.

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Wow - what a thrilling read!

The author has a knack of drawing you in and keep you wondering what the hell you have just read. The unreliable narrator and slow unfolding of new events as each chapter progresses lead to a fabulously twisty read that will keep you guessing.

I found myself feeling really sorry for Brandon - the trauma and heartbreak of your wife going missing seemed to really take its toll on him, and the police gave him such a hard time.

A surprising twist in the last few chapters took us down the path to a very satisfying conclusion - just like we have come to expect from this author.

Fabulous!

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This is a smart, well written thriller, by an author that is new to me. Taut and twisty, it really grabs you by the throat. A complex thriller that is worthy of success!

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Astrid Webb is missing. The police have found her car crashed near the woods, the driver's door open, the seat spotted with blood. But there's no sign of Astrid herself. Her husband Brandon is sure that she's alive - after all, this isn't the first time she's vanished, only to reappear without explanation.

This sets the scene for a very good book but I really think it is best if you go into this book blind. There are so many layers that continue to build as the book progresses, not only in regard to the plot but also the way the characters develop. This is a very captivating read and just when you think you know where it is going something else happens that changes your thought processes. You really have no idea who to trust or who is completely innocent, great twists that keep your mind reeling.

I had not read Dan Malakin's first book but I will definitely do so now, I thoroughly enjoyed the book and read it in an afternoon. The ending is satisfying after such a great story. Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher, all opinions expressed are my own. Five stars.

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