Having fled her husband, Clare is on the run using a different last name as she investigates the disappearance of a woman from a small mining town. The townspeople are instantly suspicious of a stranger asking questions (Clare’s lie of being in town because she’s a photographer simply isn’t believable), but her resemblance to the missing woman causes Shayna’s mother, who seems to have Alzheimer’s, to reveal some important details. Even though Clare gained information about Shayna throughout Still Mine, the truth behind Shayna’s disappearance was quite the shock especially given all the other parallels Amy Stuart had created between Clare and Shayna. The reveal and an extra twist at the end were well-written. Stuart also provided a satisfactory conclusion to Still Mine while nicely setting up the forthcoming sequel.
Review copy provided by the publisher, Touchstone.