How far will a man go when his family is threatened? Mason Seaforth is about to find out. He is a mild mannered accountant living a quiet, idyllic life in the quiet community of Gulfport, Florida with his wife, Samantha. At least, it’s quiet and idyllic until Sami, as she’s known to her friends, vanishes the night of their 20th anniversary.
Mason is thrown into a life that is meant for other people as he and their brash friend, Marcie Kane, try everything to find out what has happened to Sami. A search of Sami’s computer uncovers notes describing a past that Sami has buried for more than 20 years.
Mason and Marcie are thrust into a race against a sadistic killer to discover what has happened to Mason’s wife. He reluctantly exchanges his spreadsheets for a Glock 17 and he and Marcie follow a trail left behind by Sami that leads them deep into a dark world in Canada. Mason is required to make decisions that he could never imagine himself making and each one has deadlier consequences than the last. The wrong one could result in the death of his entire family.
The search takes them to an abandoned farm in Canada where a shootout in a dark shed leaves the reader wondering whether Marcie will live or die and whether Mason has the inner strength to deal with the man intent on destroying he and his wife.
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KUDOS TO BARRY FINLAY ~ AN "AUTHOR FOR ALL SEASONS!" Vanishing Wife destined to become a hit movie! - By Reverend Dr. Linda De Coff
Great! Full of suspense & mystery! By Amazon Customer
This was no surprise that I would love this book - By Peggy Salkill (UNDERCOVER BOOK REVIEWS)
There are twists and turns and it will feel like you are on a roller coaster ride - By Coco
As a long time reader of people like P.D. James and Ian Rankin, I was interested to see how Finlay would create a plot line that was both engaging and believable. Five stars! - Maggie Melanson
In 2009, Barry Finlay went up a mountain as an accountant and came down as an author and philanthropist. After over thirty years in various financial roles with the Canadian federal government, he took his life in a different direction and climbed Africa’s Mount Kilimanjaro at age sixty with his son Chris.
The climb and their fundraising efforts to help kids in Tanzania led to his first book, Kilimanjaro and Beyond: A Life-Changing Journey, written with his son. It is a very personal account of what it means to reach a goal and to help others achieve theirs. The book is not only inspirational, but also highlights the preparation required for such a climb and what to expect while doing it. Barry explains how reaching the summit with his son and meeting some children in Tanzania were both life-changing events in his life.
He followed that up with the hilarious travel memoir, I Guess We Missed the Boat, which was named Best Travel Book of 2013 by Reader Views. The book is a great vacation read as he and his in-laws, all retirees, sit around in a hotel room in Miami reminiscing about some of the hilarious events that have occurred during their travels around the world.
Now, Barry has completed his debut fiction book, The Vanishing Wife, whichreceived an award for the best e-book in the mystery/thriller category from New Apple Literary Awards. It follows a mild-mannered accountant as he is forced to exchange his spreadsheets for a Glock 17 and track down his wife of 20 years who disappears on their anniversary. The trail takes him and a friend on a terrifying journey from their home in Gulfport, Florida to Ottawa, Canada.
Barry was named to the Authors Show’s list of “50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading” in 2012. In 2013, he received the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee medal for his philanthropic work in Africa.
He is currently working on a sequel to The Vanishing Wife.
Barry Finlay lives in Ottawa, Canada with his wife Evelyn.