Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Three Days Missing - Review and Excerpt

Idgie Says:
This was a book that I was tentative to read.  Reason being that as a mother, I can't say I enjoy stories about child abduction.  But I have read Kimberly's previous books and they were all engrossing novels, with twists and turns throughout.  The Marriage Lie was her last book and I loved it, still talk to other readers about the ending - therefore I agreed to review this book even though the subject matter made me squeamish inside. 

I can't say too much about the novel itself as it would give away spoilers, but I can say that these two women both share moments of grief and horror as the search for Ethan takes place.  You can feel the emotion pouring from the pages.  Kimberly does a great job of making the characters in the book alive and relatable....even the less than savory characteristics.  

The book also touches lightly on domestic abuse, skirting the actual events in detail, but allowing you a glimpse into a marriage that became a nightmare and the fall-out that followed. 

This is a fast-paced read that never drags in the middle and keeps you racing along with the mothers to find Ethen.....before it's too late.

Click HERE for an excerpt.
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 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.

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Park Row (June 26, 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0778307719
  • ISBN-13: 978-0778307716