“The characters are hard to like, but this is not your typical wife goes missing, husband has killed her scenario. The ending is a surprise. Some storylines not followed up on. I would like to have heard more about the repercussions of Amy's high school messes.”Rebecca C wrote this review Thursday, December 13, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I'm not sure what the fuss is about this book . . . It seemed like it was being dragged out and had a horrible, unsatisfying ending.”Amanda M wrote this review Thursday, December 13, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Had great twists. Creepy. Hope that I never meet the people from this book in real life. But Great Book.”Melissa E. wrote this review Thursday, December 13, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Enjoyed the twist, I actually felt sorry for Amy when she had her money stolen. Totally didn't see it ending the way it did. Amy truly scares me, makes me wonder who in real life is a psycho! ”Theresa ;) wrote this review Monday, April 15, 2013. ( reply | view 1 replies | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Good quick read.. Puzzles,games mysterious thought patterns.”M wrote this review Tuesday, January 1, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Great story...would like a sequel - or an ending where one of them actually killed the other.”Davette S wrote this review Thursday, December 13, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Interesting...am I supposed to "know" that this guy has killed his wife? Is this a red herring? I'm not sure how I feel about this book. So far he fits all the classic profiles of abusive, narcissistic men who have killed their wives. But I've read enough books to feel like it can't be this simple. I guess we shall see.
I've finished it; not bad. I expected more with all the hype...”
“Slow start great middle disappointing end”Jariann wrote this review Wednesday, December 12, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I was really into this book, right up until the end. The idea of the plot was fantastic, but in the it was just a catch-22, stuck between a rock and a hard place and screwed in every direction. I gave it 4 stars for the plot concept.
Nick and Amy (from the Amazing Amy books) seem to be the perfect couple. Then one day, after they've moved back to Nick's hometown in Missouri due to his ill parents, Amy turns up missing; on their 5 year anniversary. Their relationship has fallen off the tracks lately since they both lost their jobs in New York and Nick has been cheating on his wife with one of his students at the college. He was with her part of the morning that Amy disappears. He calls the cops, but doesn't tell them all of the truths, like where he was that morning, and everything they find points to him being the killer. Amy has left her anniversary treasure hunt, as usual and Nick follows it, right into her plan. The clues make him love her a little more, but then he realizes that each place there's a clue was a place where he had sex with his mistress. Amy knew and Amy set him up. He calls some of the people from her past and finds out that this what Amy does, she always has to be the right one, she has to be happy, everyone and everything has to be perfect and now she is punishing Nick for being a lack luster husband.
She hides out, watching the news and now doesn't want to see Nick go to jail or be killed. (He has been saying sweet things to "her" on the news and wearing clothes that she likes, playing into her, just so she will come home) She's out of money, but can't go home yet, so she calls her old friend Desi, who has always had this crush on her, a crazy crush. she lives at his lake mansion and is basically trapped, then one day she kills Desi and runs home to Nick. She lies to the cops and everyone believes her. She confesses to Nick, but naked in the shower so no one else can hear. Nick's sister believes she did it, along with Boney the cop and Nick's lawyer, but they can't get anything on her.
She gets a book deal to tell her story and tells Nick to recant what he said about her setting him up, because we come to find out that she's pregnant, it's his baby, but she's used the sperm that they had stored for several years. She's had a baby just to keep him how she wants him. It is a boy and he doesn't want to screw the kid up. She may hurt the child if Nick leaves and she won't let Nick see his kid any other way than him being with her. So Nick tells everyone that he gives up and they are going to pretend to be happy, better people for the rest of their lives.
I feel like i should have seen the pregnancy coming, since she was talking about "one last thing to secure him" but when it came out I just said "you little bitch," pretty much like Nick's father. At the end it feels like the author wrote the character Amy so well that she didn't have anywhere to go, there was no "out," they were both just stuck in their crummy, fake happy lives.
Though it does kinda make you think, "who would I be without my significant other?" and about how much you really do know them and about how many people actually may live this way. Overall, not too shabby of a read.”