Where I Lost Her
Summary (from Goodreads): In her page-turning new novel, T. Greenwood follows one woman's journey through heartbreak and loss to courage and resolve, as she searches for the truth about a missing child.
Eight years ago, Tess and Jake were considered a power couple of the New York publishing world--happy, in love, planning a family. Failed fertility treatments and a heartbreaking attempt at adoption have fractured their marriage and left Tess edgy and adrift. A visit to friends in rural Vermont throws Tess's world into further chaos when she sees a young, half-dressed child in the middle of the road, who then runs into the woods like a frightened deer.
The entire town begins searching for the little girl. But there are no sightings, no other witnesses, no reports of missing children. As local police and Jake point out, Tess's imagination has played her false before. And yet Tess is compelled to keep looking, not only to save the little girl she can't forget but to salvage her broken heart as well.
Blending her trademark lyrical prose with a superbly crafted and suspenseful narrative, Where I Lost Her is a gripping, haunting novel from a remarkable storyteller.
Review: I'm having trouble deciding whether this book is actually a mystery, because I think it should have been a relationship drama, but the main character is insistent that she needs to solve a mystery on her own. While this book was hard to put down, I wouldn't say it was easy to read; Tess's struggles with infertility and the difficulties she has during the adoption process are tough to read about. The mystery surrounding the little girl was interesting but predictable, and while I was happy with how the story was resolved, I thought the strength of the book was more in the relationship dramas.
Rating: 4 stars