THE VANISHING WIFE (Mystery/thriller)

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How far will a man go when his family is threatened? Mason Seaforth is about to find out in this thriller. He is a mild mannered accountant living a quiet, idyllic life in the quiet community of Gulfport, Florida with his wife, Samantha. At least, it’s quiet and idyllic until Sami, as she’s known to her friends, vanishes the night of their 20th anniversary.
Mason is thrown into a life that is meant for other people as he and their brash friend, Marcie Kane, try everything to find out what has happened to Sami. A search of Sami’s computer uncovers notes describing a past that Sami has buried for more than 20 years.
Mason and Marcie are thrust into a race against a sadistic killer to discover what has happened to Mason’s wife. He reluctantly exchanges his spreadsheets for a Glock 17 and he and Marcie follow a trail left behind by Sami that leads them deep into a dark world in Canada. Mason is required to make decisions that he could never imagine himself making and each one has deadlier consequences than the last. The wrong one could result in the death of his entire family.


“…the writing is so good it really drags you into the story. I had a hard time not just giving up the rest of my life and reading this in one sitting.” – Amazon reader


“I never knew where the plot was taking me, and I was swept along for this roller coaster read. The thrilling ride came to a surprising end, and… I cannot say anymore without revealing too much… I strongly recommend this novel be read by those that love an adventure full of suspense and mystery they just can’t put down! It was really one of those stories that although it is full length, the time I spent reading it flew by far too quickly!” – Amazon reader


“I love mysteries that leave me guessing, and this book did that. I had some of it figured out by the end, but the masterful way that the author crafted the story made me not care that I’d figured out some of the details before they were revealed. I also truly enjoyed the fact that the mystery wasn’t wrapped up with a bow… All of the clues were there once I looked back on the plot to find them.

All in all, a well-written book. I look forward to future outings from this author.” – Amazon reader


“If you are wanting to read just a really engaging, well-crafted mystery, with lots of psychological twists and turns, important choices to be made by the main characters in a split instant, and in the midst of extraordinary challenges…and if you like to witness profound transformations, such as each undergoes, surely the essence of any well-written drama ~ this one is for you!!! Kudos to Barry Finlay ~ “An Author for All Seasons!” – Amazon reader


“Finlay, who has previously written several non-fiction books, demonstrates that he is also skillful at writing thriller/suspense fiction. His characters are well-developed, the scenarios are believable, and there are dozens of twists and turns throughout. The end is definitely unexpected, and most readers will find the novel extremely difficult to put down. Readers who enjoy fast-moving fiction, with lots of suspense will enjoy this book. Hopefully Finlay has more good suspense novels in the works.” – Amazon reader


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