When Hannah met Owen she wouldn't have any reason to think he was hiding a secret. They had a good marriage and while it was a challenge to get his daughter Bailey to warm up to her, life was good. Then a young girl from Owen's school arrives at Hannah's home with a note from Owen which simply stated, Protect Her. A mysterious note and big bag of cash for Bailey sets us off on a mystery of sorts.
Hannah and Bailey find common ground while searching for Owen. They both love him but it's clear he kept a part of his life a secret from them both.
This story has multiple timelines which adds to slowly revealing the story. There is an FBI investigation, tensions and a slow develpment of the main characters.
This is more of domestic suspense, not an action thriller. I don't read reviews until I have finished a book but I see now most readers were very positive and seemed to love the storyline. While it was interesting to me I did not find myself all that engaged with the characters and would lose my train of thought. Clearly I am in the minority here.
Publication date is 4 May 2021; the genre is women's fiction. Much thanks to Netgalley for the ARC. I was not compensated for my review and opinions are mine.