From National Book Award finalist Deb Caletti comes an emotionally riveting story of a woman falling for a man who may be hiding a dangerous secret—perfect for readers of Jodi Picoult and Kristin Hannah.
“Guilty people keep secrets.”
Isabelle Austen returns to her hometown on a small, isolated Pacific Northwest island to take over the family tourism business after the death of her mother, a disapproving parent and a hard woman to love. Feeling lost, Isabelle is also struggling with a recent divorce and wondering if she’ll ever come into her own. Then her life takes a surprising turn: The mysterious Henry North arrives on Parrish Island, steps off a seaplane, and changes Isabelle’s world forever. From the beginning, their relationship is heady and intense—then Isabelle learns of Henry’s disturbing past, involving the death of a fiancée and the disappearance of a wife. Suddenly Isabelle is caught between love and suspicion, paranoia and passion, as she searches for the truth she may not want to find—and is swept into a dangerous game she may not survive.
Isabelle Austen feels like she’s lost at sea. She’s returned to Parrish Island after the death of her mother and finds that the sleepy town hasn’t really changed in all of the years that she has been gone.
Her desire to recreate herself leads her into a kind of passion that she’s never known before with man that at first glance seems too perfect to be true.
Henry North is a complete unknown. New to the island with a mastery of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” and a seemingly vast knowledge of wine – he’s exactly what Isabelle has been longing for. But what she doesn’t know is that just as she running toward a different future – he is running from a deadly past.
How is a person supposed to know? Sometimes the wolf looks enough like Granny that you let him in. You don’t notice the teeth until he’s close enough to bite down on your neck. You have to trust. You have to have faith – even if your trust/faith control panel has been known to throw sparks and even catch fire.
What’s Become of Her is a nonstop stream-of-conscience thriller that totally threw me off balance! Up is down, left is right and black is just a lighter shade of grey.
In the end, some questions are answered and then even more complex riddles are revealed.
And I was left wondering if good is truly good and is evil truly evil? Or is it all just a simple matter of perception?
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