I had high hopes for this book about two English teenagers on a gap year in Thailand who have gone missing, but I found The Suspect just mediocre. Less thriller and more just an untangling of what happened, I felt bogged down in the details of the life and competition of journalists to "get the story." I was also confused throughout about why English police could investigate a crime in Thailand (this was cleared up late in the book). I think I like thrillers and mysteries where I don't figure everything out before the end (without resorting to outlandish gimmicks), and this just didn't keep me guessing.
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The New York Times bestselling author of The Widow returns with a brand new novel of twisting psychological suspense about every parent’s worst nightmare…
When two eighteen-year-old girls go missing in Thailand, their families are thrust into the international spotlight: desperate, bereft, and frantic with worry. What were the girls up to before they disappeared?
Journalist Kate Waters always does everything she can to be first to the story, first with the exclusive, first to discover the truth—and this time is no exception. But she can’t help but think of her own son, whom she hasn’t seen in two years, since he left home to go travelling.
As the case of the missing girls unfolds, they will all find that even this far away, danger can lie closer to home than you might think…