Title: Three Days Missing
Author : Kimberly Belle
Publisher: Park Row
Publication Date: 06/26/18
Those closest to us are often the most dangerous…
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 field trip with his class. Shocked and distraught, Kat rushes to the campground where he was last seen. 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 will have earth-shattering consequences in Stef’s own life—and the paths of these two mothers are about to cross in ways no one could have anticipated.
Racing against the clock, their desperate search for answers begins—one where the greatest danger could lie behind the everyday smiles of those they trust the most.
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This was such a thrilling ride…
Three Days Missing alternates between the POVs of Kat and Stef. In the very first chapter we are introduced to Kat and her world-shaking realization that her son has gone missing from his overnight school field trip. Not long after, we are introduced to Stef, who also has a son on the field trip. When Stef receives a phone call that ultimately intertwines her own life into that of Kat’s, things begin to get a little mysterious.
The twists and turns in this book are well-paced and woven into the plot throughout the duration of reading. I suspected anyone and everyone of Ethan’s disappearance, and while I wasn’t entirely shocked by the conclusion, it was a strong, solid finish that left me very much satisfied. The characters were all very likable and the plot was incredibly fast-paced (taking place over a three day span of time).
If this sounds like a novel you would be interested in–I urge you to go pre-order (or regular order if past publication date) now! It’s being released immediately as a paperback, so the preorder for PB or Kindle are both super affordable and it’s absolutely worth it. I couldn’t put this one down.
Trigger Warnings: Child Abduction, Domestic Abuse
Thank you to Kimberly Belle and Park Row for providing me with an ARC of this title in exchange for an honest review.