Exhibit Alexandria Hits Shelves Today!
By: Natasha Bell
Publisher: Penguin- Random House
Releases: March 13, 2018
A shocking, original psychological thriller about a mother gone missing and the family she leaves behind, ultimately proving how unknowable even those closest to us can be.
Alexandra Southwood is missing. Held in a room against her will, she's forced to imagine how her husband, Marc, and two daughters are coping in the wake of her disappearance. She's shown news clips of Marc, desperately appealing to the public for information on her whereabouts. She tortures herself with visions of her family's devastated new reality. She thinks of what's lost, remembering the beginnings of her romance with Marc and the beautiful family they built together.
Marc's pain is visceral. He thinks of nothing but his wife. He shifts from utter despair to frantic action, and when the police discover Alexandra's bloody belongings by the river, turning their missing-persons case into a murder investigation, he cannot accept that she is lost to him. He embarks on his own journey, through the dark maze of the art world that so gripped his wife, following a trail that leads him to find answers to questions he never meant to ask.
NATASHA BELL grew up in Somerset and studied English literature at the University of York. She holds an MA in the humanities from the University of Chicago and an MA in creative writing from Goldsmiths. She lives in southeast London.
One day Alex Southwood disappears without a trace, leaving her husband completely distraught and determined to find out what happened to his wife. She is being held against her will, being forced to imagine what her disappearance is doing to her family and left wondering if she will ever be able to return to the life that she left behind. From there the story alternates between her thoughts, and struggles and her husbands troubling discoveries and mission to find his wife, both sides of the story seamlessly weaved together to create a telling tale that is sure to keep you mesmerized. This first time read left me puzzled, shaken, entranced, and unable to walk away until I had devoured every last word. Highly recommend you give this one a try, it is an addictive tale that will toy with your thoughts, push boundaries, and leave you questioning every thing you thought you knew!!
I requested an advanced copy of this title from the publisher, and voluntarily read and reviewed.