Author: Natasha Bell
Publication Date: March 13th, 2018
Synopsis: A shocking, original psychological thriller about a mother gone missing and the family she leaves behind, ultimately proving how unknowable even those closest to us can be
Alexandra Southwood is missing. Held in a room against her will, she’s forced to imagine how her husband, Marc, and two daughters are coping in the wake of her disappearance. She’s shown news clips of Marc, desperately appealing to the public for information on her whereabouts. She tortures herself with visions of her family’s devastated new reality. She thinks of what’s lost, remembering the beginnings of her romance with Marc and the beautiful family they built together.
Marc’s pain is visceral. He thinks of nothing but his wife. He shifts from utter despair to frantic action, and when the police discover Alexandra’s bloody belongings by the river, turning their missing-persons case into a murder investigation, he cannot accept that she is lost to him. He embarks on his own journey, through the dark maze of the art world that so gripped his wife, following a trail that leads him to find answers to questions he never meant to ask.
Psychological thrillers are simply the best.
I love the edge of your seat feeling that they give you, the excitement to turn the next page and be hit with all kinds of dramatic twists and turns that you didn’t see coming.
Exhibit Alexandra is one of those thrillers that kept me up reading well into the night and I couldn’t put it down, because there was just so much going on and I loved every single part of this book.
I don’t want to go into a highly detailed synopsis because that could end up spoiling things, but let me just say that this book completely blew me away with how amazing it was. There was so much happening that it was impossible not to get drawn in.
I typically find myself able to guess what is going to happen when it comes to thrillers – I mean, I don’t get surprised by a lot of twists and turns because I can typically figure things out, but this book was just full of tons of surprises that left me absolutely speechless. I was taken by surprise so many times with this book and I loved that!
The characters in this book were completely full of personality – flawed, yet exciting and fun to read about. The interactions between characters were really well done, as well – nothing awkward and unrealtable, making the conversations flow smoothly.
The story was something I haven’t read before – not really a rehash of other psychological thrillers or suspense novels, which is a nice thing – it was fresh, it was exciting, and it was original.
Note: I received a copy of this book from the publisher via the Blogging for Books program in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!