Vanished by Lorhainne Eckhart
Vanished (The Saved Series)
Abby has married the man of her dreams. He rescued her, and he's the father of her child. Everything should be perfect, but she begins to relive her nightmare from when she was taken... and one night she disappears, leaving her children alone in the dead of night, her husband on a military ship halfway around the world. But when Eric arrives home and the search begins, there are two disturbing questions: Was someone in the house? And how is it possible for Abby to simply vanish?
I did not realize Vanished was the second in a series. Based on the reviews of the first book I probably would have never made it to this one had I read it first. Abby has a lot of issues she has to deal with. She walks out one night after feeling like the walls are closing in on her. She thinks the guy who had kidnapped her and kept her for years, raping and torturing her, was back and was after her. She couldn't let him get her.
Eric was...a jerk. Sure he seems like he might love his wife, but he doesn't care about her well being enough to actually try and see it from her point of view and give her what she needs to get better. So apparently he finds her in the water pregnant having escaped her captors. He doesn't get her help for the psychological trauma she went through. Somehow they meet and fall in love right away and get married. They haven't been together that long, and she went through years of horrible abuse and somehow she thinks that will never catch up with her? She will never have an issue with that?
So when Abby disappears Eric is on the other side of the world and he flies right home. We are not shown much of him trying to find her or anything. It just suddenly skips to the day he finds her again. He is understandably upset, but he never once tries to see everything from his wife's point of view. She is terrified and trying to get help so she can be whole once again, and she cannot do that if she goes home with Eric. Eric doesn't make it easy on her, or even try and see if he can see her again or anything. Really he doesn't understand how she could have left so he just says screw her. So she has issues, so she doesn't think she is capable of taking care of her kids right now, so screw her. So she went through something horrific for years not that long ago. So he never got her help dealing with it. So what. Screw her, I am moving on. It is like right away he start to bring a replacement in for Abby because he needs someone to take care of his kids. He seems like a real catch...everyone seems to like him for some reason, but he is just a huge jerk to me. He seems to think his wife should just cook and clean and take care of the kids and be fine even when she isn't. He seems a little domineering and I didn't like him at all. I wasn't sure why they both loved each other. I didn't see the connection.
So then everything gets wrapped up nicely suddenly. It is like Abby is fine enough all of a sudden. It doesn't seem to be that much of an issue then. Everything is good. It was a little too easy. Everything was a little too easy. We never really saw the difficulties with any of these things. We didn't really even see the difficulties Abby faced and how she dealt with them. We just come in at the end of the process where she is good enough to try and move on.