It has been five years since Aubrey’s husband disappeared. Five long years of wondering what happened that night at the bachelor party when Josh was going to meet Aubrey in the bar and never showed up. There were signs that pointed to the real possibility of Josh being murdered, but why? Josh was one of the good guys, working hard to provide a wonderful life for himself and Aubrey, always doing the right thing. Five years have gone by and the state of Tennessee has declared Josh officially dead. Aubrey can now move on.
Much like how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop, what draws me to this kind of read the world (and I) may never know. I was at first drawn to the cover… seriously….look at it. It’s beautiful. Mysterious. I wanted to know more. Then the synopsis… what happened? How do you just disappear?
No One Knows gave me the happy vibes of Gone Girl, except in this case… it is Gone Boy. Josh is gone, and through a series of flash backs you learn a lot about both Josh and Aubrey as they grew up, what their lives were like, how they met, and what they were like as a couple. Carefully woven together with a whip smart pen, author J T Ellison creates mysteries woven within mysteries… a bread crumb trail of clues leading up to what really did happen the day that Josh was gone.
I listened to this on audio, narrated by Terri Schnaubelt and Nich Podehl who together, grasp the emotional wave of this book firmly and they do not let the listener go until the end. Well read.
I really enjoyed this listen. Nothing was predictable and I had moments of “Wait! WHAT?” as everything comes to a thrilling close…..