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Unmissing

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Uhm, excuse me! Say what?! 😱

This fast paced, not long book was absolutely fabulous! I adored how along the way you got reveals that Minka makes it as no big deal or "ka-boom" like most do, yet still leaves you bug-eyed and exclaiming "WAIIITTT! WHAT?!" 😳
This book was fantastic and I have to say out of all the thrillers I've read (which is A LOT!), I've never seen the premise of this one. Absolutely genius! So refreshing to come across a new angle & plots for a thriller! Thank you to NetGalley for giving me a chance to read this! 

I give this a wonderful 4.5 / 5 stars.
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I loved this book. I screamed WHAT at least twice because there were unexpected twists and turns. I definitely didn’t see a lot of this coming and those are my favorite kinds of books.
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What would you do if someone you used to love came back from the dead? Especially if you've already moved on with your life? This thrilling tales explores these questions, and was a delight to read!
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This book was sent to me by Netgalley for review (electronically).  This is a book that stays in one's mind...it is not only memorable, it is frightening...what if someone came back from the dead for real?  What would happen to the survivors of the relationship?  What is unmissing?  this title is unique...as unmissing is not even a word we use...unmissing...that tells it all...this author has woven a story...a journey about the unmissing...this is an unbelievable...or is it???? tale of a woman wanting her life back...whew...I don't have the words...
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I have read all of Minka Kent's books and I really enjoyed reading "Unmissing". I was immediately interested in the story, wanting to know more about the characters and couldn't put the book down. I recommend this book for any reader who enjoys a good mystery/thriller novel.
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This book was middle of the line for me. It sounded really good and had some great twists and surprise plots, but I felt the writing was just mediocre. I skimmed a lot of it and enjoyed the ending, but didn’t have enough to keep my interest page by page.
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Every book by Minka Kent will leave you breathless and Unmissing does not disappoint. This was a very well-written book with interesting characters. Luca’s presumed dead first wife, Lydia, appears after ten years but he’s now married to Merritt. Where do they all go from here? No spoilers but this book will suck you in. This is a voluntary review of an advance reader copy. Unmissing will be released in early 2022.
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

I just finished this book and LOVED it! 

I was let down by her last book, THE WATCHER GIRL- I liked it, I just felt like it needed more. Like it was stripped down to its bones. But, I loved her writing and the characters, so I decided to give her another go and I’m so glad I did! This one is good!! 🙌

Definitely do not miss this one!!
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One of the best suspense/ thrillers I’ve read! This book will keep you guessing till the very end! Once I started I couldn’t stop till I finished!! Minka Kent is a fabulous writer.
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Unmissing by Minka Kent was a fantastic domestic suspense thriller that I couldn't put down. This particular genre is catnip for me and Unmissing didn't disappoint. I loved getting the POV from both the current wife and the missing/presumed dead first wife. I highly recommend this fast-paced, twist-filled novel.
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Merritt Coletto is happily married with a toddler and 8 months into another pregnancy when she gets a knock on her door. Standing there is her husband’s first wife Lydia. The one that was presumed dead after going missing while hiking and vanishing without a trace 10 years ago. Where has she been all these years? Why is she back now? And what does she want?

This is one of my favorite plot setups I’ve come across in a while. What an insane scenario that is just ripe with possibilities. Ultimately I didn’t love the direction the author chose to go. It was a little too similar to many other books in this genre and thus was a bit predictable for me. That said, I read 80 bajillion (hyperbole, what’s that?) thrillers, so for your average reader who does not, I imagine this wouldn’t be as much of an issue.

What was a bit more of an issue is the same problem I just had with Survive the Night where characters just act completely irrationally and in ways no normal person would, because otherwise the plot couldn’t happen. I can’t say more without getting into spoiler land, but if anyone in this book acted like they had a functional brain, it would be over after about 20 pages. That said, I still generally liked this. Weird, I know. I think it was something to do with the writing, which I really enjoyed. You know how sometimes you’re watching a movie and it feels like the actors elevated bad material? It feels kind of like that here, where good writing bolstered a meh plot. 

3.5 Stars. This was my first Minka Kent. It definitely won’t be my last. There was a lot I liked here, and I’m really excited to see how a writing style I enjoyed translates to other plots.
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Unmissing by M. Kent, published by Thomas & Mercer, is a full-length, stand-alone mystery thriller of it's finest.
Merritt Coletto and her husband are living a good life. A flourishing business, one daughter with another child on the way, they're uberhappy.
Only when someone from the past shows up on their doorstep - in the blink of an eye everything changes.
Lydia, Luca's first wife, who's assumed dead for years, is back - and she brings her own agenda.
Unmissing is a story where nothing, literally nothing is as it seems. Victims, culprits, no one can tell who's who.
This is the twistiest of twisty reads I read in a very long time, and I loved every minute, every sentence, every word, loved the storyline, even the characters and the plottwist, o my, I just can't anymore. Brilliant, just brilliant.
This highly anticipated book delivered everything I could dream of - and more. Outstanding, action packed, fast paced, drama filled .
I highly, highly recommend this gem of a story.
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This book is a twisty and suspenseful, told in chapters alternating between the two wives perspectives.  The first wife appears after being missing and being declared dead on the second wife's doorsteps.   the first part of the book seems like three people who need to communicate and figure out what to do, so was slowly setting us up for a series of twists and for a no one is who they appear to be plot.  And a satisfying ending
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I see I’m in the minority here but I found the book completely implausible. And the internal monologue of Merritt from the beginning of the book to the end is a 180% as we’re  led to believe one thing from her inner thoughts and then the complete opposite.
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Riveting 

I loved this book!  I was on the edge of my seat throughout the entire book wondering who was hiding what because everyone seems to have a secret.  The characters are believable, the plot well written, and the suspense begins on page 1.  This novel is definitely worth reading!  I received an advanced copy and this is my honest and voluntary review.
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One thing I particularly enjoyed about Unmissing was the timing. Just when you think you're starting to figure things out, WHAM! A curveball and you're sent reeling. The characters were memorable and well developed. A fast read simply because it was hard to put down.
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Unmissing was a very good short read. Minka Kent is an author that I discovered when she wrote "When I was you". I loved that book and absolutely loved this one. This story had the right amount of mystery and thrill. Definitely had a twist at the end that I did not expect.
Thank you NetGalley for the ARC.
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Excellent story! Totally engrossing!.  Looking forward to reading more by this author! Could not put this down!
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I am a big fan of Minka Kent so I had high expectations going in to Unmissing. All I can say is WOW!! This book is full of mysterious characters, an intense storyline, and a shocking ending that readers won’t see coming. I finished this book a few days ago and can’t stop thinking about it!! I will be telling everyone I know to go out and buy it!!
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I have read every single book by this author and she hasn't written a bad book yet. This book is no exception it is what I would call the perfect thriller. Really from the very first page I was hooked!!! Lydia is kidnapped and is pronounced dead. She gets away from her abductor after nine years and goes and visits her husband who now has a different life with a family. Is Lydia going to steal her husband back or is there something so much more sinister going on? OMG the suspense in this book keeps you on your toes! Absolutely one of my favorite books I have read in awhile . Such a great storyline ! I would give 10 stars if I could. Read this book!!! You will be just as captivated as I was throughout the whole book . Read in 2 days! Highly recommend this book and any book Minka Kent has written. One of my favorite authors. LOVED!!!!!!
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