Three Days Missing by Kimberly Belle
Reading Level: Psychological Thriller
Release Date: June 26, 2018
Publisher: Park Row Books / Harlequin
Summary: When a child goes missing, two mothers’ lives collide in a shocking way in this suspenseful novel from the bestselling author of The Marriage Lie.
It’s every parent’s worst nightmare: the call that comes in the middle of the night. When Kat Jenkins awakens to the police on her doorstep, her greatest fear is realized. Her nine-year-old son, Ethan, is missing—vanished from the cabin where he’d been on an overnight class trip. Shocked and distraught, Kat rushes to the campground, but she’s too late; the authorities have returned from their search empty-handed after losing Ethan’s trail in the mountain forest.
Another mother from the school, Stef Huntington, seems like she has it all: money, prominence in the community, a popular son and a loving husband. She hardly knows Kat, except for the vicious gossip that swirls around Kat’s traumatic past. But as the police investigation unfolds, Ethan’s disappearance has earth-shattering consequences for Stef, as her path crosses with Kat. As the two mothers race against the clock, their desperate search for answers reveals how the greatest dangers lie behind the everyday smiles of those they trust the most.
My Review: As a mother, Three Days Missing grabbed on to my heartstrings and didn’t let go until the very end. I cannot imagine, sending my son off to a school trip, where he mysteriously goes missing. It’s a parents biggest nightmare!
The protagonist Kat, had such a raw quality about her. I found a connection with her quickly and felt her every emotion throughout the chapters. I really enjoyed how Kimberly established the importance of every character. Each individual played a role in the developing story and I was on the edge of my seat to find out what happened to Ethan.
I loved how the intensity and nail-biting anticipation was consistent. Never a dull moment! The suspense behind every encounter, left you calculating if it had a part in the disappearance. The ending was exciting and it threw me for a loop that I wasn’t expecting.
Overall, a great thriller that’ll keep you on your toes. If you are looking for a suspenseful read that strays away from the typical murder or serial killer theme, then Three Days Missing is the way to go!
About The Author:
Kimberly Belle is the internationally bestselling author of four novels: The Last Breath, The Ones We Trust, The Marriage Lie, and Three Days Missing (June 2018). Her third novel, The Marriage Lie, was a semifinalist in the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards for Best Mystery & Thriller and has been translated into a dozen languages. A graduate of Agnes Scott College, Kimberly worked in marketing and nonprofit fundraising before turning to writing fiction. She divides her time between Atlanta and Amsterdam.