The books starts with Jake Reece being attacked in a car park by two men who cut off one of his fingers, the one with his wedding ring.
Jake is married to Diane, who goes missing not long after (not a spoiler , this fact is mentioned on the back cover).
Jake's background comes to light, he had a father who recently died in jail and was a very troubled youth. Jake has since, with some mentoring, made a success of his life and in fact works as a writing lecturer at a University.
When Diane disappears Jake goes to pieces, and naturally tries to find her. I won't give the plot away, so I can't say anymore on that. Although I have to say I did think there was a big clunky clue early on that gave away one of the big plot twists and detracted from the impact of it.
it is fast moving and interesting enough to keep the reader hooked to the end, but I couldn't shake off the feeling that this was a book that wanted to be a film. The characters just didn't have enough depth to make them real to me. It was all about the action, which actually might be perfect for some but is not my cup of tea.
Because I didn't feel engaged enough with the characters in the end I didn't really care what happened, I was curious, but not really bothered.
This book is probably the blokes equivalent to chick lit . So if you like fast action then you might like this and you will want to know how it ends.
I have given this book 3 stars because although it is well written and interested me enough to keep reading I couldn't recommend it.