Two Nights in Lisbon by Chris Pavone

Two Nights in Lisbon is a fast-paced espionagesque captivating story about a couple who are in Lisbon and the husband is mysteriously kidnapped for reasons no one can understand.

Ariel Pryce and her husband John are in Lisbon for his business. Newly married, they had not known each other very long before they decided to wed, with John being considerably younger than Ariel. One morning Ariel wakes to find him gone. She tries his cell phone and looks around the hotel in which they are staying. She knows something is not right.

She decides to go to the police who inform her until he is missing for a period of time there is nothing they can do. Frustrated she begins the search for him alone. Suddenly in the middle of a busy street someone on a motorcycle throws her a cell phone. The phone rings and she gets a call from someone who tells her that her husband has been kidnapped and is being held for a ransom. The money request is the equivalent to 3 Million dollars in US currency.

Ariel is a divorced single parent who owns a bookstore cafe in a rural area back in the United States. There is no way she can come up with this kind of money. She goes back to the police who are a bit confused as to why her husband who is just a simple businessman would be kidnapped and the price be so extraordinary. They begin to look at the couple’s past lives with a bit more interest.

Ariel feels if they don’t act fast enough her husband will die. She decides she must somehow come up with the ransom on her own. With nowhere else to turn she decides she needs to ask someone from her past. Someone who she finds repulsive but knows is so powerful will be able to come up with the money. When he at first refuses to assist her, she reminds him that it would be in his best interest not to make her bring up the past.

As time begins to run out Ariel races through the city with the money hoping to save her husband’s life. She too does not understand why he would be kidnapped, but she will do all she can to make sure he is safe. Will he survive? What will the police find out?

Two Nights in Lisbon has an astonishing plot with shocking twists with the reader discovering hidden secrets up to and including the very last page!

Thank you #NetGalley #MCD #ChrisPavone #TwoNightsinLisbon for the advanced copy.

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