Unmissing – Minka Kent
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Swathi’s rating: 4.5/5
Qotd: Faced paced or slow burn? What’s your cup of tea?
Hey guys, how’s your reading time? Last night, I’d stayed up till 3 in the morning to finish reading #Unmissing by @minkakentauthor, and here are all my thoughts on this wonderful suspense thriller!!
Unmissing is a highly compelling, and completely unpredictable suspense thriller that I very much enjoyed bingeing!!
What would you do when your husband’s ex-wife who’s long dead for over a decade, walks through your house and knocks on your door, especially when you’re 8 months pregnant with your second child?
We have two ladies here – Merritt and Lydia who are also the narrators of the book. Merritt is the current wife of Luca and she’d do anything to save her marriage and her children, especially when Lydia has come alive and determined to stay in their town for whatever reasons unknown.
Meanwhile, Lydia has escaped her captivity and she’s determined to stay alive and free close to her ex husband and his family. The tension between these two is so strong and dark right from the very beginning and it takes a few chapters to learn more about Lydia’s captivity.
The book started off SO well, and I was so immersed in the book. I especially like different POVs and this one had everything. As I was about 50% into it, I thought I know everything and have to admit that the plot had become a bit bland for my liking. After such a thunderous start, I’d have expected a few dark chapters indicating torture and torment, but it wasn’t that kind of a book. Instead, the author chose to play a different card, and she was so brilliant at it. The final chapters went so fast that I had held my breath without my knowing. I was blown away by the twists thrown my way and did not see it coming.
Unmissing is fast-paced and set in a breezy coastal town with some unreliable narrators and it’s what you call a perfect popcorn read!!
#Unmissing does not come out until January 2022 you guys but you can still hit the pre-order button if you like the sound of it.
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About the Book:
A return from the past knocks a family dangerously off-balance in a novel of spiraling suspense by Washington Post and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Minka Kent.
Merritt Coletto and her husband, Luca, have the life they dreamed of: a coastal home, a promising future, and a growing family. That dream ends with a late-night knock on the door.
Weak, broken, and emaciated, it’s Luca’s first wife, Lydia. Missing for ten years, presumed dead, and very much alive, she has quite a story. Her kidnapping. Torturous confinement that should’ve ended with her death. And finally, escape. Racked with guilt over the beautiful life they’ve built, Merritt and Luca agree to help get Lydia back on her feet—it’s the least they can do.
But the more enmeshed Lydia becomes in Merritt’s family, the more questions Merritt has. What is it about Lydia that’s especially unnerving? Why hasn’t she gone to the police with her harrowing tale? What does she really want of them? The answers, when they come, are terrifying.
Because Lydia isn’t the only one with secrets.