This is billed thriller of the year. Shocker of the year more like. This is one of those books that you are convinced x is correct only to have it completely overturned some chapters later. The jaw dropping cliff hangers just keep coming.
The book begins with Nick's wife Amy going missing. The novel then switches between the narrative as told by Nick and the diary of Amy. What is going on. Who is telling the truth? Are either of them telling the truth? It is a great mind switch challenge.
I also found it a fascinating look into the USA in recession. The abandoned malls inhabited by the homeless stick with you.
There is a great deal for reading groups to get stuck in here. I cannot revel too much without massive spoilers!