Sunday, 13 August 2017

Joint Discussion: Reported Missing



Happy August everyone!  Feels good to be back to discussing some books!

This month Carole and I read and discussed "Reported Missing".  Blodeuedd is in red and Carol in blue. 
Author: Sarah Wray
Title: Reported Missing
Genre: Thriller & Mystery
Pages: ebook
First Published: July 2017
Where I Got It: Netgalley



Four months ago, Rebecca Pendle’s husband disappeared. So did 14-year-old Kayleigh Jackson.

Just a coincidence? Rebecca wants to believe so… But as the police start to draw parallels between Chris and Kayleigh, it’s getting harder for her to trust his innocence.

Faced with an angry town that believes Chris has abducted the teenager, Rebecca tries to discover the truth.

But what she finds shocks her more than she ever thought. How well does she really know the man she loves?


So we wanted to try a new genre or something. We had originally meant to read Gather the Daughters, and omg we could have discussed so much! Sorry Carole! But that did not work out and here we are thanks to netgalley.

Uggh! So sad I wasn’t able to get it :( Oh well..can’t win them all. However, I am kinda happy we were able to read this one.

Netgalley is a good source for books, and we did pick one we could discuss! Win! So what did you think?


I liked it overall. I was a little unsure as I was getting started but once more details and whatnot of the case(s) of the missing husband and girl was revealed I was hooked. You?

First, I liked that it was set in England, it’s just different from US counterparts. There is just something in the tone. Second,  I liked how we never knew things- Is the girl dead? Is the man dead? Did they run away separately? Did they run away together? Did he take her? Did Rebecka actually know something? So many what ifs

Yes and that is what made it good. So many questions...so many possibilities. I also really liked how unreliable Rebecca seemed even though I felt she was the most honest. Everyone else seemed to be holding something back. Especially Jeanie...I suspected her on SOMETHING. IDK what, but she was guilty of something. And btw...screw all the people in that town. JERKS!

I did always trust her. That she knew nothing, BUT, something doubts crept in, she was just sad sad and kept on drinking. She was so distraught. But most what ifs obviously came about the husband. I wanted to believe he had just left or something. Not that he was a phedophile.  Also YES omg those fuc*ing townpeople! It was not her fault. Omg it was not like she put him to like little kiddies, like if she was better looking or put out more he would have stayed. ALSO, we do not know if he did anything! Innocent until proven guilty asshats! I did hate how they looked at her like she was tainted.
As for Jeannie, no, did not wonder there. I...lost my point...wait a minute….SimoN! Yes I did give him the shifty eye a few times.

Yes, I really didn’t understand all the hatred. If anything they should’ve felt bad for her and pitied her. Jerks the lot of them. And yes, I had my doubts here and there about Reb. I think the author did that on purpose. Even though you KNOW she is innocent and miserable...there are some times when you have to give her the shifty eyes. I liked that. And yes Simon...he was a little suspect here and there.

I know that some do not like unreliable characters since there has been so many of them, But I did how the author made it here. It is not really that she is unreliable. It is more that we know nothing. Nothing at all. And the cops are sure not talking. So the entire book is her trying to know more. About the missing girl, about her husband. And I liked that since it made me question everything and everyone.

Yes. It was well done. Now, I did NOT like the ending and how everything came to light. I feel like it was too easy in a way. I’m not sure...but I didn’t like it. Did you?

I felt it was too sudden. I was seriously wondering if she was in a coma or something. It just felt like I missed something and then aha...ok good I guess?

Yeah...it kind of just ended. I didn’t really expect the final answers. I had my guesses but I didn’t expect it. I wish we could say more without giving away any spoilers. LOL!!!

It did become clearer as we read on so yes I guessed it too, half of it at least..wink, since we can not say more. Alas spoilers. But all in all, made me mad, had me guessing. I guess it was a good book then.

Hahaha dang spoilers! But I agree. It was pretty good. Not amazing and the ending disappointed me. I loved the mystery and how everything was slowly revealed to us as the story went along. I do recommend it for those that like a good mystery.

The ending came too fast. It was more ok now I need an ending so I am gonna fast forward a bit. So that could have been done better. It was a confusing jump. But all in all good, and for those who like to keep on guessing then this is a good book for you.
And we tried something new, yay.

Yayy!! I am glad we read this. It was good to read a mystery. I really do love them.

I wonder what she should do next? I guess you turn since I did send you a bunch of Ng links this time

Good pick for our first discussion in a long time! I gotta make sure I pick a good follow up. Hahaha

And good that we kept it sort of short since baby woke up :)

Short and sweet. It’s hard to really get in depth about a mystery due to avoiding spoilers ;D Give baby some love. The end?

So true ):) The end

:D


About the Authors
Carole and Blodeuedd have been blogging a long while now. The last couple of years the epic duo have been discussing books, watching movies, and even wetting the pen and sharing their stories with the worldwide web. They both love cats, chocolate, and a good story.




28 comments:

  1. Thanks for the review. Like this one.

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  2. Glad the two of you found a book to share. I enjoy having a buddy read. I agree that it is nice to have a book set outside of the US. I know that I want to read about the rest of the world, not just the US. Great review.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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    1. It is fun
      there are more countries than the US so yes

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  3. A mystery that keeps you guessing is right up my alley! Sounds like you two had fun with this even though the ending was a bit of a letdown. Great discussion/review! :)

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    1. Not truly a letdown, it just jumped ahead a bit

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  4. For some reason I do enjoy thrillers set abroad. Maybe the unfamiliar processes or landscape adds to the mystique for me

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  5. This sounds good too bad the ending was flat. Great review ladies!

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  6. This sounds like a good read. I like that the reader is in suspense and doesn't know what happened to the husband and girl. I think the setting makes it more appealing too (not exactly sure why, but it does). Thanks for sharing!
    ~Jess

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    1. I did wonder throughout the whole thing

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  7. This sounds like a book I would like.

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  8. oh I loved hearing both of your thoughts on this one. I do love England as a setting though.

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  9. What a fun idea. Love the book discussion.

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  10. Sorry about the ending being rushed, but it does sounds like an enjoyable read

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    1. I take back rushed. It was more that now we are at point A and then we were at C so we did not get to see what happened at B

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  11. Fun review! I like thrillers set in England too, they are different (and often better?) Too bad the ending was bit iffish, but still... sounds good!

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    1. It's just something about them, maybe darker in a natural way? Not DARk, eh dunno

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  12. Darn on the ending not quite doing it but it does sound like an interesting one :)

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    1. It was too quick. Right at the suspenseful part

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  13. Hmmm... sounds like an interesting mystery. I don't read them very often, but this sounds like one I would enjoy.

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