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Wherever She Goes

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  682 ratings  ·  276 reviews
From New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong comes a brand new psychological thriller about the lengths one woman will go to in order to save a child.

“Few crimes are reported as quickly as a snatched kid.”

That’s what the officer tells single mother Aubrey Finch after she reports a kidnapping. So why hasn’t anyone reported the little boy missing? Aubrey knows wh
Hardcover, 292 pages
Published June 25th 2019 by Minotaur Books
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Emily May
Apr 22, 2019 rated it liked it
If there is any chance that a boy is out there, in trouble, and no one is searching for him, then I must be that one person. The person who cares. The person who gets involved.
Whatever the cost.

2 1/2 stars. I've been reading Kelley Armstrong's books for almost ten years now (!!) and at her best she is such a good comfort-read author. Cosy thrillers, fun paranormal romance, strong heroines... but unfortunately this one was just average for me. I think it's because I feel like I've read a few hu
Jun 21, 2019 rated it really liked it

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4.5 Stars!!!

What a great read!

Aubrey Finch has made mistakes. The pain in her shoulder is a reminder of a big one.

Aubrey is separated from her husband, Paul who has primary custody of their daughter, Charlotte. Aubrey didn't want to uproot her daughter until she found an acceptable place for them to live. It was supposed to be temporary. That was six months ago. Aubrey and Paul are civil with each other. They both seem to wa
Chelsea Humphrey
I adore Kelley Armstrong, and while I didn't love Wherever She Goes as much as her urban fantasy novels, it was still a worthy read, and one I did enjoy. The author has taken a story that's been done before and put her own spin on it, which will work for many folks, especially those looking for a surface level, fast paced psychological thriller. Although I can't quite put my finger on why, I didn't find the characters in this story as compelling as others she has created. Perhaps they were too g ...more
Maureen Carden
It’s a heartbreaking set-up for Aubrey Finch. She is separated from her husband, Jack, and their daughter Charlotte who is living with him. Aubrey is the one who left her beautiful child and home behind for a dumpy apartment but generous visitation rights with Charlotte. With only a high school diploma, Aubrey considers herself fortunate to have landed a job in a library. Aubrey blames herself for the disintegration of her marriage and refuses all monetary offers from Jack.
Psychological mysterie
Jun 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Wherever She Goes by Kelley Armstrong is one of those crazy thrillers that keeps you guessing whether there’s even anything to solve. What you have is an unreliable narrator hiding her own secrets while insisting a crime has happened.

Aubrey Finch has just left her marriage behind her after years of hiding her past from her husband. Aubrey and her husband still share custody of their daughter though while they work out the divorce with Aubrey getting to spend weekends with her daughter.

One day wh
4.5/5 stars

I love everything that Kelley Armstrong writes. This is a psychological thriller that kept me on the edge of my seat throughout the entire book!

Kelley Armstrong is one of my favorite authors and is my most read author. I absolutely adore everything that she writes. I was beyond thrilled to be able to read her newest book.

The narrator is 30 year old Aubrey/Bree. This story takes place in Chicago and the suburbs of Chicago.

This book had a chilling beginning. And I was hooked right from
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Mar 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Armstrong always delivers with an action packed, suspense filled mystery that kept me turning the pages and eager for more.

Wherever She Goes was all these things and best of all, kept me guessing numerous times and had me swaying back and forth with exactly what was going on and what in Aubrey's past was catching up to her.

A story where everyone is suspect and you never know who to believe or what is going to happen next this was fun filled with a very believable story line, both with the myst
Mogsy (MMOGC)
5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum

I just finished Wherever She Goes by Kelley Armstrong and it was so intense that sitting down to write this review now, my heart is still pounding a mile a minute in my chest. I’m a huge fan of the author’s thrillers, in particular her Rockton series, and it was a delight to find that this was in the same league in terms of excitement and drive, though of course it was also different enough to offer a new and refreshing ch
Terri Wino
Apr 21, 2019 rated it liked it
I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This was a solid 3-1/2 stars for me, but not one that I'd round up to 4.

Let me start by saying that Kelley Armstrong is one of my favorite authors and I absolutely love the majority of her books. Unfortunately, I wasn't quite as enamored with this one. I thought it was good and it absolutely held my attention to the point that I read it in two sittings, so I definitely think it's a worthwhile read.

As the descript
Kathy Martin
May 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
WHEREVER SHE GOES was a fast-paced, tension-filled, twisty thriller. Aubrey Finch didn't think much about talking to a young mother and son when she is playing in the park with her daughter. But when she sees the boy again a few days later and sees him being dragged into a car, she knows she has to do something. The only problem is that no one has reported a child abduction and the police don't believe that Aubrey saw what she saw.

It is time for Aubrey to dust off her computer hacking skills and
PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps
***Thanks to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of WHEREVER SHE GOES by Kelley Armstrong in exchange for my honest review.***

Separated from her husband Paul, Aubrey only sees her daughter on weekends. When she sees a small boy abducted from the park, the police think she’s making up the story for attention. Aubrey is a hot mess, hiding in plain sight from the law, even Paul doesn’t know about her past. She flounders at her job in the library, the source of gossip from coworkers. She
Jun 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Aubrey Finch meets a young boy and his mother in the park while she is there with her own daughter. Several days later while she is doing her daily run she sees the boy again but this time his mother is no where around. Aubrey follows the boy and he leads her to the parking lot where a car stops and snatches the boy inside. She can't believe what she has just seen, she immediately tries to take a picture of the plates but they are covered with mud. Aubrey calls the police and when they arrive th ...more
May 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book really didn't go where I thought it would after the start of it. I was on the fence with Aubrey and her choices to leave her family, but as things went on and we learned about her past her choice made sense and she was doing what she thought was right. Aubrey was great with Charlie, right there playing with her, being in the moment.

When Aubrey witnessed the kidnapping things really changed for her. She knew what she saw, but the sad thing is no one believed her. Aubrey ended up going d
Apr 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another Awesome Armstrong! Question! Who is Aubrey Finch? Yes she is a soon to be ex-wife, a mother, part time librarian, and a women with a maze of secrets in her past. All this being said; She comes across as a peculiar personality enlisting scowls and reluctance to believe her from others. Nevertheless; She has skills to take matters into her own hands when Police refuse to believe she has witnessed a young boy's kidnapping. Lots to keep the pages turning and the reader ready to slip off thei ...more
Jun 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thank you, Minotaur Books and Penguin Random House Canada for copies of Wherever She Goes, in exchange for my honest review. This title released June 25, 2019.

I really enjoyed Armstrong’s Cainsville books and read Watcher in the Woods earlier this year from her Rockton series, and have been a huge fan of her writing for some time. You can imagine my excitement when the release of this book was announced – SIGN ME UP!

This was fast-paced story with an interesting twist on domestic suspense surroun
Jun 20, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley, 2019
Thanks to the publisher, via Netgalley, for an advance e-galley for honest review.

3 stars? 3.5 stars? I feel as though I'm being somewhat ungenerous in ratings lately.

As a big fan of Kelley Armstrong's Rockton series, I was interested in what she was going to do with this standalone thriller. I found Wherever She Goes to be a decently paced story with an intriguing main character who is still holding herself accountable for the initially unclear transgressions of her past. The last 20% or so of
Steph Eddington
Apr 16, 2019 rated it liked it
I received an ARC from the publisher for an honest review.
I give this novel 3.5 stars. I have enjoyed prior Kelley Armstrong novels. However, even though the story kept my interest, it seemed loosely put together. Some parts were plausible while others were not so much. I feel the author wasn't in love with her story. It was a good idea that kind of fizzled out near the end. Of course, this is all just opinion on my part.
May 31, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars

Wherever She Goes is an engaging thriller from one of my favorite urban fantasy writers. Bree is a soon-to-be divorced young mother who witnesses a kidnapping in a local park. Only no one believes her as there has been no report of a missing child. When circumstances prove to Bree that not only was she right but that the child likely is in danger, she falls back on her skills from her former life which she has kept secret from her husband to find the boy herself.

As with her other storie
Donna Hines
Mar 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, arc
A mothers worst nightmare her son goes missing but for Aubrey it's a bystanders worst fear not being believed!
Holy smokes!
When you know you seen a child abduction take place and report it yet you are now the center of the investigation as they believe you're crazy, delusional, and paranoid.
She's a former mom who lost custody of her own daughter so clearly she must be unstable. Right?!
The law doesn't always work for everyone especially parents who are running out of fear and certainly fear of he
julia ☆ [owls reads]
May 08, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: mystery, arc
2 stars.


What have I done?

Wherever She Goes is a fast paced and tense novel with complex characters and an intriguing, if not that fleshed out, plot. There is quite a bit of mystery and suspense surrounding the main character, Aubrey, which leads to a bit of confusion regarding the narrative as the story progresses. The writing is still really engaging and Aubrey’s POV is well done, so this is a quick and entertaining read.

Kelley Armstrong knows how to set up a thrilling mystery. The beginni
Jun 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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I have read a previous book by Kelley Armstrong and loved it and when I heard about this newest novel I couldn’t wait to get a copy of my own to read. I love her style of writing, and the way her writing draws your attention into the story and demands your attention all throughout. This book was no different and I was not d
Patricia Romero
Kelley Armstrong is a favorite of mine. Her Watcher Series and her urban fantasy books are really well done!

I wasn't fully on board right away with this one. At first, we didn't have enough information about her and her husband and daughter for me to decide if she was a wimp or nuts. Turns out she is neither. 

When Aubrey is having playtime at the park with Charlotte, she meets a young woman and her son. Aubrey is very observant. The woman is young, with what looks like old track marks on her arm
Robin Loves Reading
My Rating: 4.5 Stars

Aubrey Finch is apparently on an island of her own. She has seen a child snatched and reported it within minutes. However, no one else reported it and the police will not take her seriously. Some go so far as to doubt Aubrey's sanity. She is currently working as a librarian. Aubrey was recently a stay-at-home mother, but now separated from husband Jack, she does not have primary custody of her young daughter Charlotte. So, the police - and others - worry about her motives. Wh
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Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
I think of Kelley Armstrong as a writer of urban fantasy and paranormal romance. However, most of what I have read from her is mystery suspense.  I love her Rockton series, so I decided to give Wherever She Goes, also a mystery suspense story a try. 

Aubrey is an interesting character. She is in the middle of a divorce but very a
Jul 13, 2019 rated it liked it
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May 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Wow, Wherever She Goes is a great book! What would you do if you witnessed what you thought to be a kidnapping? Would you pursue it and look into it further, even if it seems the police department is not convinced that it was a kidnapping and may not be on your side or even believing everything you say? For Aubrey, she was determined to find the little boy, no matter the perceptions and criticisms she received from everyone around her. Struggling with her own personal and family issues, Aubrey t ...more
Megan Giles
Apr 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
First of all, I was beyond excited to get an ARC of this book as I have thoroughly enjoyed every book of Kelley Armstrong’s and secondly this book did not disappoint.
I went into reading this just a tad skeptical as it is a stand alone and most I have read by this author are series novels. This novel was full of intrigue, murder, not your basic kidnapping and a marriage on the rocks thrown into the mix. The writing flowed and I could literally see this book playing out in my head as I read along.
Christine Moore
Apr 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
I read this great thriller of a book in one day as I couldn't put it down! Aubrey and her husband are recently separated and she has her daughter Charlotte on the weekends. While at the park, Aubrey and Charlotte hang out with a young mom and her son. When Aubrey is running in the park another day, she sees the young boy being kidnapped. She goes to the police but they don't believe her and think she is an attention seeker. As Aubrey tries to solve the mystery, we are taken on a thrilling ride! ...more
3 stars.

“If there is any chance that a boy is out there, in trouble, and no one is searching for him, then I must be that one person. The person who cares. The person who gets involved. Whatever the cost.”

Wherever She Goes follows single mother Aubrey Finch, who recently reported a kidnapping. Except no one has reported the little boy missing, and all the officer tells her is that no crimes are reported as fast as a missing child. But Aubrey knows what she saw, and that’s a boy being taken again
I was very excited to be able to read this not only because it sounded very interesting but also because I am a long time fan of Kelley Armstrong's work, so to say I had high expectations of her latest book would be an understatement. The best part is as high as my expectations were this book did not disappoint. The book starts out with our main character (Aubrey) watching her daughter play at a local park. That is when she notices a young boy getting kidnapped, pulled into a dark car and taken ...more
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Kelley Armstrong has been telling stories since before she could write. Her earliest written efforts were disastrous. If asked for a story about girls and dolls, hers would invariably feature undead girls and evil dolls, much to her teachers' dismay. All efforts to make her produce "normal" stories failed.

Today, she continues to spin tales of ghosts and demons and werewolves, while safely locked a