On Halloween night, the nine residents of Black Gale get together for a dinner party. The next morning, the whole village has vanished. There are no bodies, no clues and no evidence, so the families of the disappeared residents hire an investigator, David Raker, to find out what happened. But is Raker looking for nine missing people, or nine dead bodies?
No One Home is the tenth David Raker book, but it works perfectly well as a standalone novel.
The premise of this book was so intriguing, I was really excited to start reading it, but I lost interest very quickly. I actually almost DNF’d this book a couple of times, but I don’t like not finishing books so I stuck with it in the hopes that it would grow on me. Unfortunately, it didn’t. I can’t pinpoint the exact reasons why I didn’t enjoy this story. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the writing, and the plot was sound and should have been exciting. But I just wasn’t drawn in. I didn’t feel any kind of connection at all with Raker or any of the other characters. After a certain point, I even stopped being interested in finding out what happened to the residents of Black Gale.
It’s probably worth a shot – it has very high ratings from other readers. This one just wasn’t for me.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.