Before He Finds Her: by Michael Kardos
(Mysterious Press, 2015, 384 pages)
Before He Finds Her by Michael Kardos is the fictional story of Meg Miller, an almost eighteen year old woman who has spent fifteen years of her life in hiding. In September 1991, Meg’s father, Ramsey, threw a block party at the Miller home at the Jersey shore town of Silver Bay. By the end of the night, Meg’s mother was murdered. Ramsey is missing and three year old Meg went into hiding. Ramsey is presumed to have killed his wife. Meg is thought to be dead, possibly drowned by her father. The story revolves around what really happened that night and the motive behind the death of Meg’s mother.
Before He Finds Her is the first novel that I have read by Michael Kardos. I did enjoy it. Kardos jumps back and forth between 1991 and 2006, but it is not confusing. I received this book as an advanced copy. I’m glad that I decided to give it a try.