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Title: The Long Way Back
Author: Nicole Baart
Publisher: Atria Books
Publish Date: June 13, 2023
Genre: Mystery Thriller
My Rating: 4/5
Mother and daughter Charlie and Eva never sought social media fame, but when a stunning photo of Eva went viral, fame found them. Now, after more than two years documenting life on the road in their vintage Airstream trailer, the duo has temporarily settled on the North Shore of Lake Superior. Eva is happily finishing her senior year of high school and applying to college, but Charlie longs for the adventures they left behind.
When Eva goes missing less than a week before her graduation, it’s Charlie who is immediately suspected of foul play—not just by their fans, but also by the police and the FBI. As a fight about one more road trip comes to light, and the truth about their relationship is questioned, Charlie realizes the rosy facade they portrayed online hid a complicated and potentially dangerous reality. Now, to clear her name and find out what has happened to her daughter, she’ll have to confront her own role in Eva’s disappearance—and whether she knows her daughter at all.
A mother and daughter found social media fame while traveling in their Airstream. When the daughter goes missing, the mother is the first suspect.
The Long Way Back is told using the dual points of view of the mother and daughter. The characters are realistic and relatable. The story is complex and well written.
An atmospheric, suspenseful, and twisty mystery thriller. This is the first books I’ve read by this author, and I look forward to reading more from her.
I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.