Published by Bantam on July 11th 2017
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Sunday Night a.k.a. Sunnie has spent years building up the “walls” that surround her. She had a traumatic and troubled past -with psychical and mental scars to show for it. She is ex-Military and an ex-cop living a solitary life on an island off the coast of South Carolina until one day her foster father encourages her to take a cold case.
She is hired a woman to who lost her daughter and grandson in an explosion. Her grand-daughter is missing and she believes she has been kidnapped from the scene of the explosion. What seems like a simple kidnapping turns into much much more.
Her investigation takes her from South Caroline to Chicago, Los Angeles and a few other places. She comes into contact with various individuals who want to stop her investigation and she learns that there is more going on than a simple bombing and kidnapping.
Through the narrative, the reader learns more about Sunnie and her past. This was my favorite part of the book. I loved learning about Sunday’s past and her cult like upbringing. This was the most interesting part of the book for me. I found myself wanting the other parts to go faster so I could get back to Sunday’s backstory.
This is a stand alone book by Reichs. It is also my least favorite of her books. As I mentioned earlier, my favorite parts of the book were the italicized section detailing Sunday’s past. The bombing/kidnapping/investigation section was okay at best for me. The backstory is what earned this book 3 stars from me. I didn’t fell as if I knew enough about the other characters to really care about them or what happened to them.
I received a copy of this book from the publishers and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.