Leigh Fletcher, a happily married step-mum to two gorgeous boys, goes missing on Monday. Her husband Mark says he knows nothing of her whereabouts. She simply went to work and just never came home. Their family is shattered.
Kai Janssen, married to wealthy Dutch businessman Daan, vanishes the same week. Kai left their luxurious penthouse and glamorous world without a backward glance. She seemingly evaporated into thin air. Daan is distraught.
DC Clements knows that people disappear all the time – far too frequently. Most run away from things, some run towards, others are taken but find their way back. A sad few never return. These two women are from very different worlds, their disappearances are unlikely to be connected. And yet, at a gut level, the DC believes they might be.
How could these women walk away from their families, husbands and homes willingly? Clements is determined to unearth the truth, no matter how shocking and devastating it may be.
The Sunday Times #1 bestseller Adele Parks returns with her most provocative, compelling book to date, Both Of You. This is Parks’ twenty first novel in twenty-one years. She knows how to craft a gripping domestic mystery and her fans – including many BR readers – can’t get enough of them.
Parks’ bestsellers, including Just My Luck and Lies Lies Lies, have sold over 4 million copies and have been translated into more than thirty languages. Both of You is set in the UK just as the Coronavirus pandemic unfolds – something we can expect to see more of in fiction going forward.
In Both of You, the interwoven narratives carefully unravel the disappearances of two very different women. Don’t guess too soon though – a host of questions remain unanswered until the explosive final pages. The narration from Detective Constable Clements, who is too used to investigating missing persons cases, adds another layer of intrigue to the story.
Parks delves into seemingly perfect marriages and the discord that lies beneath, which she has shown to be one of her key strengths in novel after novel. Here, she also investigates the relationship between step-parents and step-children, which will strike a chord with many readers who have step-families or relations themselves.
Both of You will appeal to fans of juicy domestic dramas, slow-burning thrillers and absorbing police investigations. Parks is the master of wrapping up these three genres into one and creating her own style of gripping read.