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By Minka Kent
Main Characters:  Lydia, Luca, and Merritt
I voluntarily and honestly reviewed this book without bias or persuasion from the author.
5 out of 5 stars
This was a fabulous contemporary psychological suspense thriller book by an author I love.  You might not think too much of the story in the beginning but it is all a buildup to what happens in the middle and you will have no clue how it all ends.  I was awestruck and certainly, I would not make a good detective. I wanted so badly to read the ending but I just barely held on to my curiosity and was thankful I did. Highly recommend this book and actually all of Minka Kent's books.
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She was missing and presumed dead for ten years.  How could she be back?

Lydia was married for three months, went on a run on a Sunday afternoon, and never returned.

But....she has returned. Lydia wasn't surprised that Luca had remarried...why wouldn't he?  She was presumed dead.

She didn't expect that he would be this wealthy and with a beautiful wife and children, though.

Lydia and the new wife, Merritt, become friends, and Lydia tells her what happened to her and about the monster that held her captive for those ten years.

Lydia needs a job and does run into some luck and finds a person who takes her in, and she also finds a job in the most unlikely place.  She finds a job at her ex-husband's restaurant. 

Can she do this and return to her life from ten years ago?  She does like Merritt and doesn't want to ruin her life by having her worry about being so close to her husband, but Lydia needed a job.

We follow Lydia as she returns to the town where she was captured and moves on with her life and a few plans.

UNMISSING has a sinister undertone with surprises you will love and not expect.

Thriller fans will love this book and not want to put it down. 5/5

This book was given to me by the publisher via NetGalley for an honest review.
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What a brilliant book! This the first one by this author I have read and I will now be searching for her backlog of books. This a true thriller!
This follows Luca and his current wife Merritt, living a wonderful life with all they've ever wanted. Or is it? Next Luca's first wife, Lydia returns after 10 years missing, presumed dead. 
Here the story unravels into  twist after twist, I was honestly floored by the end. I finished this in two sittings and found the narrative quick to follow and read. Narrated in alternating POV's from both the women made for a fast pace. This is a tricky one to review without giving too much away, so please just pick it up and read it! 
Highly recommended!
Out February 2022. Many thanks to NetGalley and Thomas Mercer for the advanced reading copy.

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Another wild thriller alert. I feel like I should change the name of my account to  Thrillers by Lily! Actually that sounds a tad borderline weird! 😂

On to this fabulous book. Thanks to my wonderful buddy reader for this @mama always a pleasure to read with you! 🥰

I’ve not read a novel by this author before, so was unsure of what to expect. Well it took me the first page to utterly hooked! And literally not put down. 

We follow Luca and Merritt, happily married and living their dream life. Or are they? 
Lydia, Lucas first wife, who disappeared ten years earlier and who was declared dead, knocks on their door one day. Mind blown yet? 

From here there are plot twist and turns like no other, the author captivates your attention and takes on on a wild (sometimes, somewhat crazy) ride. 
Narrated in alternating POV’s from both woman, made for a fast paced and thriller read. There is so much going on within the pages of this story. 

This is a difficult one to review without giving too much away, so do yourself a favour and pick it up!
Released 15 February 2022
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An absolutely enthralling thriller full of twists and turns of a family crisis that is the worst possible environment, heightened scenarios.
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Intriguing plot - a missing wife presumed dead returns to find her husband remarried with children.
Short chapters, a fast paced and easy read - a proper domestic thriller!
If you love unreliable narrators, this book gives you two. 

Thanks so much to #NetGalley
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This was my first Minka Kent book and it definitely won’t be my last! 

Unmissing is a fast paced thriller/mystery that people who like domestic drama may really enjoy. It’s a quick read, doesn’t get bogged down by unnecessary plot lines or characters, and most of the chapters are pretty short. 

The story is told from dual POVs: Lydia, a kidnap victim who reappears after being missing for more than nine years, and Merritt, the current wife of Lydia’s (ex) husband and mother of his children.

For some people, the actions of certain characters will be totally unrealistic but if you can suspend your disbelief or just go with the story, it’s a lot of fun seeing how it all unfolds!

I really enjoyed it! Thanks so much to the author, Thomas & Mercer and NetGalley for the digital ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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It has been a while since I have read a book by Minka Kent and I am wondering why!  I grabbed Unmissing when a reliable friend posted about it on Instagram and I knew that I had to read it.  I love a good thriller with plenty of twists and this one had so many.  I read this in an evening, I just had to know how it was all going to end and believe me when I say you will not pick it.

This is a really hard book to talk about with spoiling anything.  So much that I want to say that I can't! Basically all you need to know is this.  Luca and Merritt have a great life together - happy, rich, one child and another on the way.  So imagine their shock when Luca's first wife, Lydia rocks up to the front door.  Lydia has been missing for 10 years, and has been declared dead.  And boy does she have a story to tell.  

Doesn't that make you want to read it?  Told from the point of view of the 2 women, this is a book you don't want to miss.

Released February 15th, 2022.  Thanks to Netgalley and Thomas and Mercer for the advanced copy to read.
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Amazing book! Loved this story and highly recommend it! I look forward to more books by this author!
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This book was such an example of how a good thriller should be.  The premise alone was amazing.  I did feel like the unreliable narrator of Merit made me like her better than I would have.  Lydia was in such a bad spot- when she went hiking and got kidnapped but it actuality was kidnapped by somebody who knew her a whole lot better than she thought.  Some parts of the book were very unrealistic even though my knowledge of kidnapping and missing bodies is a bit novice.  I did enjoy the the dual pov and the minor flashbacks.  I would recomend this book to anyone who is a fan of thrillers, because this unique plot was done very well.
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Just picture this: you are a happy married woman with a baby and think everything is fine.
When suddenly...... you get a visist from your husband's ex wife... Okay, so far so good. If it were not for the fact, that she was supposed to be dead. This happens to Merritt Coletto and the mentioned first wife is Lydia who went missing during a hiking trip ten years ago.
This sets a perfect plot for a domestic thriller as readers of Minka Kent expect when they start one of ther books. Having enjoyed all her previous ones this met my expectations full on.!!
Thanks a lot #NegGalley #Thomas & Mercer for an ARC of Unmissing
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I have never heard of Minka Kent. I know I know, how is that possible? I was SO impressed. I am now going to hunt down every book she has ever written. 
I was hooked from page one. That has not happened in a very long time! You become completely addicted to the turn of each page . I stayed up all night to finish this book. Be warned: do not start this book late at night or you will be so tired the next day. 

Luca was once married to Lydia but about 10 years ago Lydia went missing. Eventually, she is declared dead. Flash forward to the present day, Luca has since moved on with Merritt, who is his wife now. Then....Lydia shows back up!

The twists and mystery is the best I've seen. I was incredibly impressed with this author! I can't wait to read more from her and her publisher.
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I did not connect with this title. It did not fit into my reading style and I did not finish the entire book.
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Wow!  I am impressed. Minks Kent didn’t surprise me once but twice in one of my favorite new thrillers. I thought it would just be another one of those generic missing mother/child case that are popular in thrillers these days. Can’t recommend enough
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I was immediately pulled into the story. The author’s ability to set the stage for suspense kept me guessing on what was going to happen next. I was hooked on the premise and thought I knew where the story was going until I was hit with twist after twist! It was a fast and exciting read that had me turning those pages well after midnight. I have read from this author before and will continue to do so!
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What an amazing book that will keep you guessing until the very end. There are so many twists in this book I didn’t want to put it down.

Lydia was kidnapped 10 years ago and now she plans to get her life back. Problem is someone has taken her place and has everything she couldn’t have even dreamed of.

Merritt has the perfect life until her husband’s dead wife shows up very much alive and now her perfect life is crumbling.

I loved this book and highly recommend it.
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i have been a huge fan of Minka Kent since her first novel. She did not disappoint with this newest one.  i read it in a day since I could not put it down!
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The plot of this novel was a very unique concept, so I was very excited to read it. I really enjoyed the perspective of the story being told from alternating characters, as well as the slow reveal of the overall mystery of the story. It was just one shocking revelation after another. My only issue with the book was that the characters actions were just not 100% believable for me. So many of the things they did, just didn't make sense to me, so I had trouble moving past it at times. However, it was still a quick, fun thriller, that left me guessing about the final moments all the way until the last page.
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Minka Kent delivered another amazing novel!! This storyline was so fantastic and held your interest the entire time which is exactly what I like to happen when I read. Fabulous thriller and the characters were outstanding.
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Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC of this title. The first chapter jumped very quickly into a graphic description of a kidnapping and I felt too uncomfortable to continue reading.
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I think I was reading a third of this book when I couldn't contain my curiosity and sought spoilers. What is interesting is, knowing the outcome never deterred me to finish reading the whole story. I believe it's the way it was written. It's a simple narration of the first and second wife's points of view yet somehow the nuggets that make this mysterious thriller is subtly incorporated which gives it a smooth flow without damaging the surprise factor. I'll be looking forward to the new books of this author.

Many thanks to NetGalley, Thomas and Mercer for this ARC! This review is made of my own accord, with no monetary compensation whatsoever from the names mentioned above and/or the rightful owners of this ARC.
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