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hours From theNew York Times bestselling author of Midwives and The Flight Attendant comes a twisting story of love and deceit an American man vanishes on a rural road in Vietnam, and his girlfriend, an emergency room doctor trained to ask questions, follows a path that leads her home to the very hospital where they metThe first time Alexis saw Austin, it was a Saturday night Not in a bar, but in the emergency room where Alexis sutured a bullet wound in Austin s arm Six months later, on the brink of falling in love, they travel to Vietnam on a bike tour so that Austin can show her his passion for cycling and he can pay his respects to the place where his father and uncle fought in the war But as Alexis sips white wine and waits at the hotel for him to return from his solo ride, two men emerge from the tall grass and Austin vanishes into thin air The only clue he leaves behind is a bright yellow energy gel dropped on the road As Alexis grapples with this bewildering loss, and deals with the FBI, Austin s prickly family, and her colleagues at the hospital, Alexis uncovers a series of strange lies that force her to wonder Where did Austin go Why did he really bring her to Vietnam And how much danger has he left her in Set amidst the adrenaline fueled world of the emergency room, The Red Lotus is a global thriller about those who dedicate their lives to saving people, and those who peddle death to the highest bidder Instagram Twitter FacebookPinterestDNF p.100I read one hundred pages of this, hoping it would grab me but it never did Alexis and Austin met in the ER when Alexis removed a bullet wound from Austin s arm Six months later and they are dating and going on vacation to Vietnam to bicycle, and then Austin is accosted by strange men in the wilderness and disappears Alexis is in her hotel room, fretting and drinking wine, when she finds out that he s missing The narrativ Instagram Twitter FacebookPinterestDNF p.100I read one hundred pages of this, hoping it would grab me but it never did Alexis and Austin met in the ER when Alexis removed a bullet wound from Austin s arm Six months later and they are dating and going on vacation to Vietnam to bicycle, and then Austin is accosted by strange men in the wilderness and disappears Alexis is in her hotel room, fretting and drinking wine, when she finds out that he s missing The narrative is just so slow paced and plodding I thought the scenes with Austin were better, and somewhat chilling, but they were spaced out too much and I hated Alexis This almost reads like a debut novel because the pacing is so weird, and I was really surprised to see that the author has actually published a whole bunch of stuff besides this I guess if you re into slower mysteries, this might work for you, but I was really bored.YMMV Thanks to the publisher for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review 1.5 to 2 stars Another limbo book moving back and forth between 3 and 4, but this time, my 3.5 stars are going to be rounded down to 3 Don t boo Maybe it s because of my mood to read somethingreliable withlikable characters easy to resonate with I mostly like the slow burn but gripping and multi POVed surprising writing style of the writer But I had some kind of misconnection as I started flipping pages Maybe I wanted to read somethingconcrete than biological war conspiracies and secrets Another limbo book moving back and forth between 3 and 4, but this time, my 3.5 stars are going to be rounded down to 3 Don t boo Maybe it s because of my mood to read somethingreliable withlikable characters easy to resonate with I mostly like the slow burn but gripping and multi POVed surprising writing style of the writer But I had some kind of misconnection as I started flipping pages Maybe I wanted to read somethingconcrete than biological war conspiracies and secrets the disappearing boyfriend kept, the danger of big plague threatening the world kind of book was not cup of my tea At some parts of the book red lotus defined as heart healer and its daily moves as sinking in the water at the night, curling up water and rising at the dawn is a metaphoric resurrection But this book is all about the plague created by mice so nothing is about resurrection, it s about extinction so my idea is changing the book name as The invasion of vengeful mice or New York Mice Infinity War , Mice s jetlag after their vacation in Vietnam I had several other options but I think I continue to write it down, the author may be banned me from reading his books forever So I shut my mouth At least we have a somewhat likable heroine meets a guy at the ER when she works on his arm wound She falls for him and follows him to the end of the world No they didn t go to the Mars, they just traveled to Nam so no big deal but still great sacrifice for heroine The guy has a bucket list to visit the places in Nam where his father and uncle have fought at 70 s He acted like Kevin from This is us but luckily we didn t read flashbacks from his dad and passed away uncle s dysfunctional, competitive relationship Then she finds out everything they had was a big, bold, irritating lie But she doesn t fall back or grieve She finds out the hidden truth and fight with those shady bastards Atta girl We had a really entertaining hero I reject to call him hero actually Let s call him kidnapped boyfriend He doesn t do anything literally entertaining, he lies, cheats and makes his girlfriend believe he has good intention to travel to Nam and hides his secret agenda by putting her life into danger So best thing about this hero is he gave me so many reasons to slap him day and night Surprisingly my name s meaning in English is also lotus So I may sink at the night but I can work on his nasty cheeks from dusk till dawn Payback is a bitch I liked the conclusion of the story Some parts could be omitted to fasten the pace just a little bit but last third part of the book wasintriguing and gripping I even thought, I should have rounded up the stars but my dislike about the kidnapped boyfriend a.k.a liar liar his pants should be on fire bastard stopped my fingers in the air It s definitely not a bad reading but it is not my kind of story I only wanted to read it because I enjoyed the previous works of the author.Special thanks to Netgalley and Doubleday for sharing this distinguished ARC COPY with me in exchange my honest review bloginstagramfacebooktwitter You think you know someoneAlexis met Austin in the ER on a Saturday night She sutured a bullet wound in his arm and in the process learned that he also worked at the hospital but in another department Six months later, Alexis accompanied Austin to Viet Nam on a biking tour but also for him to visit the places his father and uncle fought during the war.But one night, Austin doesn t return from a solo ride Unknown to her, he was approached by two men and taken Alexis has no idea where he is You think you know someoneAlexis met Austin in the ER on a Saturday night She sutured a bullet wound in his arm and in the process learned that he also worked at the hospital but in another department Six months later, Alexis accompanied Austin to Viet Nam on a biking tour but also for him to visit the places his father and uncle fought during the war.But one night, Austin doesn t return from a solo ride Unknown to her, he was approached by two men and taken Alexis has no idea where he is or what happened to him, so naturally, she is extremely concerned and fears something bad has happened to him such as an accident, etc She soon learns the truth the next day But Alexis believes there isto the story which there is and won t let things go She is a doctor after all and what she sees is not consistent with what she has been told hmmm Thus, this slow burn of a story For me, this book started strong and ended strong, but the middle lagged for me I wanted to give it a little nudge or push to get it moving just a little bit faster The story was still interesting and kept me engaged albeit a slow engagement if you will I found the writing to be strong and again, enjoyed the story but the slowness of it at times really brought my enjoyment down somewhat Rats I really wanted to love this one is all I can say Thank you to Doubleday Books and NetGalley who provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review All the thoughts and opinions are my own After really enjoying The Flight Attendant a few years ago, I was excited to get my hands on the author s newest Sadly, I struggled to stay focused or engage with this one It was definitely a slow burn and just didn t work for me I was bored with the characters and really just wanted to finish skimming did occur and move on to aentertaining and engaging novel I actually had started reading and stopped several times before finishing Probably would have been better to d n f this one, After really enjoying The Flight Attendant a few years ago, I was excited to get my hands on the author s newest Sadly, I struggled to stay focused or engage with this one It was definitely a slow burn and just didn t work for me I was bored with the characters and really just wanted to finish skimming did occur and move on to aentertaining and engaging novel I actually had started reading and stopped several times before finishing Probably would have been better to d n f this one, but its hard for me to give up on a book I need to work on that.I do seem to be an outlier, so please read the higher reviews before deciding if this would be a winner for you.Thanks to NG and the publisher for my review copy