everything worked out for good. He thought that every tragedy was used to touch someone else’s life, to help someone else.”
Widow Juliet “Jules” Belleno, 34, lives a life of routine, and plays out her routines on her Facebook and blog posts in Rene Gutteridge’s “Misery Loves Company.” She also posts a once-a-month book review, often reviewing her favorite author, hometown resident Patrick Reagan. But his latest book falls a little flat, and Jules says so on her blog.
One day her father, Lt. Col. Jim Franklin, who relies a little too much on the bottle, finds Jules not home for their regular meeting, and immediately goes to Sgt. Chris Downey, Jules’ husband’s partner, for help. He believes, without a doubt, that his daughter is missing.
Jules was last seen at the local grocery store, at the same time as Patrick Reagan was there. The strange thing is, though, the author never comes to town during the winter. He hides away at his secret cabin, and therefore should not have been at the store.
Jules wakes up to see the words from her blog, “Don’t tell me it’s terrifying. Terrify me,” on the ceiling above her head. She quickly realizes her favorite author, who has been following her blog and Facebook posts, has kidnapped her.
Jules must figure out why he has brought her to the cabin … what he needs to tell her and how he needs her help. She also can’t understand how his latest manuscript so closely resembles the unsolved shooting death of her husband, Jason.
Back in town, Chris faithfully works on the missing case, as well as digging into Jason’s death.
“Misery Loves Company” keeps you guessing until the end. It’s a great read that reminds us that God uses bad things for good, and always has a plan for us. I definitely always enjoy reading Rene
Tyndale House Publishers provided this complimentary copy for my honest, unbiased review.
Five stars out of five.