Two couples, two close friends, one missing husband…

Jake Hayes is missing. This much is certain. At first, his wife, Nina, thinks he is blowing off steam at a friend’s house after their heated fight the night before. But then a day goes by. Two days. Five. And Jake is still nowhere to be found.

Lily Scott, Nina’s friend and coworker, thinks she may have been the last to see Jake before he went missing. After Lily confesses everything to her husband, Christian, the two decide that nobody can find out what happened leading up to Jake’s disappearance, especially not Nina. But Nina is out there looking for her husband, and she won’t stop until the truth is discovered.


Our story begins with an intensity that continues throughout. Just the Nicest Couple sets us up to follow two couples and their journey through their lives, but instead, we are drawn into what turns out to be a mysterious event that leaves us guessing until the very end.

Jake disappears or is murdered. We don’t know which, nor do we know who did it. We have our suspicions, and we are also offered some red herrings along the way. But just when we have reached what we believe to be a resolution to it all, we are stunned by the twist at the end. Definitely a five star read.


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