My Wife is Missing, a review by Di

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DJ Palmer

St Martins Press
384 pages
May 10, 2022

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For me, this is a hard book to review. It’s a domestic thriller with an extremely convoluted plot.

The wife thinks the husband is unfaithful. Consequently, wife has insomnia. Husband tries to convince wife that she is delusional because of insomnia. This triggers a series of events which get darker as the story goes along.

This is my second novel by DJ Palmer. This man is an expert at weaving a complicated plot. As in the other book, The
Perfect Daughter, there are many twists and turns. I can never figure out whether to root for the husband or the wife. Every time I decide that it is a predictable plot, it turns out to be not so.

All through the book, there are innuendos of something terrible, which sometimes are hard to pick up. When I thought I recognized one, I turned it around in my mind and decided against it. It’s as if the author is playing with the reader’s mind. Well played!

And, add into the mix an unreliable narrator, though it is in the third person. Who does the reader believe? I guess you have to go right to the end of the book to find out!

Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with an Advance Readers Copy of this book.

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