Reviewed by Faridah Nassozi for Readers' Favorite
It had been seventeen years since her parents' deaths and each year, on the anniversary of the accident, Laura was hit with fresh grief as if the whole nightmare had happened only yesterday. Except for that, Laura lived a happy and contented life with the love of her life, Nick, to whom she had been married for three years now. That is until Nick went missing. The only thing worse than the devastating disappearance of a loved one is discovering that you never really knew the person you called your soul mate. How could he just disappear without a trace? With no answers coming from the police, Laura teams up with her brother and Nick's best friends to find some. Soon they start to put the pieces together, but still a lot does not make sense. So far, what they know is that Nick seemed to have disappeared without a trace; it happened on the anniversary of her parents' deaths; the man who killed her parents suddenly reappeared in her life; and her home was burgled. Nick had disturbing family and career secrets and then there was the issue of the dead Mafia hit man. Connecting these pieces and eliminating those that didn't fit would be key to uncovering the real truth behind his disappearance.
You can always tell that a novel is going to make for great reading by the time you are done with the first chapter, but in the case of Unknown Truth, I knew by the time I was done with the first page that I was in for a great reading experience. Unknown Truth by Connie Nellos is the stuff of award-winning sleuth stories as they should be told. Each part of the plot is revealed at just the right time - never too early or too late. Connie Nellos showed masterful skill in the art of keeping the reader captivated all the way through with well-balanced suspense that glues readers to the pages. She has delivered an absolute winner in the genre.