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#Unmissing #NetGalley 
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. A torturous confinement that should’ve ended with her dead. 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. 
I didn't read such book before. Marvelous. 
Thanks to NetGalley and Thomas Mercer for giving me an advanced copy.
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I'm a Minka Kent fan so when I saw this on NetGalley as a "Read Now", I was excited.  

What would you do if your husband's first wife that went missing 10 years prior and was presumed dead showed up at your doorstep ?  So begins this twisty tale... 

Minka Kent has done it again with Unmissing.  I flew through this domestic thriller and enjoyed the twists.  More is revealed to the reader as the story unfolds.  Reading both wives points of view was intriguing and kept me guessing.  I enjoyed this book as I have enjoyed all of  her books and can't wait to see what she comes up with next.  

A big thank you to Thomas & Mercer and NetGalley for allowing me the opportunity to read an advanced copy of this book!
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What would you do if after 9 years your husbands first wife who was supposedly dead shows up on your doorstep? That is exactly what Merrit is faced with at the beginning of this twisty thriller. Things are not exactly what they seem as the novel unfolds. Merrit and Luca have what appears to be a perfect marriage, with each turn of the page things become more and more suspicious. 
This was the first book I have read by this author and really enjoyed her writing style. She did a great job alternating the narrarator so you were constantly guessing who was guilty,who was innocent. The plot moved along quickly and did not drag at all. If you are looking for a great easy read that will keep you reading way past your bedtime, thiis is the book for you.
Thank you to Thomas & Mercer and NetGalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review!
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Read this in 1 day! Quick and easy read! Full of suspense and a twist I did not see coming. I couldn't wait to finish but I didn't want it to end!
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Thank you to the author, publisher, and Netgalley for the chance to read this 2022 release early.  I have only read one other book by  this author, but I’ll be looking for more. This was a psychological thriller from page 1 that didn’t disappoint. The storyline alternated between the 2 female leads and it was told in such a way to keep you guessing. I was surprised by the unexpected twist and didn’t see it coming.
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Thank you so much Thomas & Mercer, ​NetGalley and Author for the amazing opportunity to read this awesome upcoming novel!

I have loved Minka Kent since reading The Stillwater Girls and Thinnest Air! Amazing books BTW!
So when I seen a new release coming by her I had to jump on it! 

Unmissing is an intriguing, suspenseful thriller!
Excellent storytelling, good writing, and a plot that did not disappoint. 
This was a captivating read for me, and sucked me in from this first page! 
Kent never disappoints and this book didn't either! 
Highly recommend! 

Thanks again NetGalley, Publisher and Author for the chance to read and review this amazing book!
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This was a lot better than I expected. Despite it being more psychological than action-oriented it kept me pretty well on the edge of my seat, needing to see how the story unfolded. I guessed some of the twists, but not all of them, and actually read the whole thing in less than a day.
Thank-you to Net Galley, the author, and publisher for providing the book free in exchange for an honest review.
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4⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Great book!! The title, the cover and the description pulled me right in and I was thrilled to get an advanced copy from NetGalley since this book will not be released until February 2022. I’m so glad I didn’t have to wait that long to read it. I love how the chapters switched back and forth between Lydia and Merritt. The author did a great job making you wonder who you really liked because honestly my feelings for Lydia and Merritt were both all over the place. First I felt pity for Lydia, then I didn’t like her, then I liked her again….and the same with Merritt, I was constantly changing my opinion on her character as well. A good mystery/thriller novel for me HAS to have twists or shockers that I did not see coming and this book definitely filled that requirement for me! I highly suggest this book for anyone who likes an intense page turner with an ending that will not disappoint! 

Thank you to NetGalley and Thomas & Mercer for an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review!  

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I am a fan of this author, but not psychological thrillers.  This was a good story with the expected twists and turns.
Although there were the typical frustrations and questions about why certain characters did not act sooner, it was, overall, a good read and fit the genre.
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Definitely a fast paced thriller - I started this book in the morning and was finished with it by the time I went to bed. Filled with twists and turns, it’s told from the perspective of Luca’s current wife, Merritt as well as his previous wife, Lydia, who disappeared 10 years ago and is presumed dead. I enjoyed this book and while the ending took me by surprise, I thought it was far fetched and maybe a little rushed.
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Unmissing is a new domestic thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat! Lydia disappeared one day while hiking alone in the woods, just three months after marrying Luca.  Almost ten years later she narrowly escapes her captor and returns to claim her life. She finds that Luca is happily married to Merrit and they have a young daughter and a baby on the way. What will become of Lydia? Especially when everyone has secrets they are carrying…

This story is intriguing and plot driven. We find more and more out along the way, with crazy twists, turns, and surprising revelations along the way. I was definitely caught off guard a couple of times. The characters are well developed and the plot compelling. I didn’t feel I connected with any of the characters and would have liked more of their backstories maybe mixed in. But overall fantastic thriller and I would absolutely recommend to a friend!! 

Thank you to Thomas & Mercer and Netgalley for this gifted ARC in exchange for a review.
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Once I picked this book up I didn’t put it down until I had the answers, and when they started coming, well, it was not at all what I had thought.
The author did a great job of weaving this story and keeping my attention, and did she surprise me, oh yes!
My mind was wondering why the new wife is befriending the lost wife? Well, we find out why!
Don’t miss this thriller, it is going to keep you guessing and surprised right to the end!
I received this book through Net Galley and Publisher Thomas & Mercer, and was not required to give a positive review.
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Unmissing is a thrilling, edge-of-your-seat book, which I could not put down. One of my favourite books of the year. Highly recommended!

Thank you to the author, the publisher and Net Galley for providing an ARC in exchange for this honest review.
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4.5 solid stars. I liked the title, the plot and the book and completed it one sitting.

The story had enough twists and even though I had some suspicions about the real killer, it was not very obvious until the end, and it could have gone either way. So the book was compelling, kept me guessing and fun to read. 

The only downside is that it is a bit short. I finished the book in 5 hours which is unusually quick. There is nowhere mentioned the number of pages so I have downloaded the protected pdf, and it has 244 pages - it seems a bit short. So the pre-order paperback on Amazon for the full price of $12 seems too much. Instead I would price it accordingly. As it was going so well, the book could have had more development on the characters, maybe some flashbacks or a longer transition when we discover the real truth, in order to take the reader on the more rewarding journey.   

Thanks NetGalley for a free copy in exchange of the honest review.
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Wow. I definitely did not see that coming!  This book was CRAZY!  But I could not stop reading it!  Minka Kent has outdone herself with this one!
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Told from the view point of the two ‘wives’, the premise of this book was intriguing. 

Happily married, family man Luca Colletto has it all. Gorgeous wife, one lovely daughter and a son on the way, living a life of luxury which is suddenly flipped on its head. His missing ex -presumed and declared dead wife turns up on the door step and things start to fall apart. 

You know there is going to be a hell of a story ahead and you know that it’s going to twist and turn so it was all very appealing. Unfortunately, that’s where it ended for me although I enjoyed some parts of it I laboured through a lot of this tale a little bored. 

I really wanted to love it especially given it’s the first book I’ve read by the author but I just couldn’t get into it. I wasn’t super surprised by the twists although I didn’t pick them all perfectly I was still left flat and I felt the ending was just a quick wrap up. 

I hope everyone else who reads this book has a different experience and I appreciate the effort and time the author put into this story it unfortunately just didn’t hit the mark for me. 

Thank you to NetGalley, the author and Thomas and Mercer for an advanced copy for my honest review.
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Luca and Merritt are happily married, living in a small coastal town. Merritt answers a knock at her door one day, and is met by a woman, Lydia, who claims to be Luca’s wife - who’s been missing for almost ten years and presumed dead. Unmissing will have you breathlessly ripping through the pages, as this book grabs you from page one and doesn't let go. Author Minka Kent keeps you off balance, as you know something’s not quite right, but you don’t know what, and that feeling propels the novel through a roller coaster of twists and turns. Loved it! 
I received an ARC of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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This book is a grab you by the first sentence book and it doesn’t stop there. Lydia and Luca were married 10 years ago, they were newlyweds when Lydia disappeared. After years of searching, they finally declared her dead and Luca moved on with his life and married Merritt. They have two children a young daughter and a son on the way. They also have Several failing restaurants and a wife who loves expensive things. It seems she helped bury them even deeper. One day Lydia shows up at the door and asks for Luca, Merritt doubting what she is seeing sends Lydia off and later they realize it is her.  Lydias suffered for 10 years at the hands of a monster, who’s done every horrible thing you can think or imagine. 
Merritt is constantly worried about Lydia.  
Lydia is going to get Luca back, she has a plan. 
And Luca can’t think, he’s stressed and freaked out about Lydia's return. 

How does this story turn out, HOLY CRAP, OFF THE DAMN WALL SHOCKER😳😱🤯!!!!
Like you have to read the last chapter again, and then maybe again. It’s a crayyyyyzzzyyy good book. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 5 S҈T҈A҈R҈S҈
Add this to your TBR PILE ASAP!!
Thank you to for this ARC COPY. I ❤️’d it !!!

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What’s worse than having your husband’s ex-wife show up on your doorstep? Having his current, and very alive first wife turning up at your door. Merritt and Luca are living the dream, with a beautiful home on the ocean and a young family when Luca’s first wife, Lydia shows up, looking half dead. Missing for ten years, everyone assumed that Lydia WAS dead. She tells a harrowing tale of kidnap and confinement and her brave escape. Luca feels compelled to help Lydia, and Merritt reluctantly agrees. But as time goes by and Lydia involves herself in every aspect of the family’s lives, Merritt begins to have serious doubts about the other woman’s story and what she’s really after
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Thank you to Thomas & Mercer and NetGalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review!

Unmissing by Minka Kent is an unputdownable domestic thriller that will appeal to fans of Kiersten Modglin and her nonstop twists.  Honestly, I predicted one twist, but then another twist happened that I absolutely did not see coming. The book is told from two alternating perspectives: first wife Lydia and new wife Merritt.  Lydia was Luca's first wife when he was just starting his restaurant business.  She went missing 10 years ago and was declared legally dead.  Suddenly, she shows up on Merritt and Luca's doorstop.  She claims to have been kidnapped and brutally tortured for years.  But is she telling the truth about what happened?  What does she want from Merritt and Lucas?  

Here' is a terrifying excerpt from the Prologue, which is from Lydia's point of view:

""Don't scream."
It happens in an airtight instant: the hand clamped over my mouth, the warmth of a man's body pressed against my back, the low rasp of a masculine voice against my eardrum.
I writhe and squirm, kicking him in the shins and clawing at his arms, but it only makes him squeeze me tighter, forcing any remaining oxygen from my lungs and rendering me powerless.
"Stop," he says. His breath is hot against my ear as the roaring ocean below muffles his voice."

Overall, Unmissing is a novel about hidden secrets and lies that you will not want to miss!  I had my doubt going into this book, since I have not read anything by this author before.  When the first twist, which I predicted, happened, I was ready to write off this book.  I am so glad that I didn't!  I did not see the second twist coming or any of the surprises at the end.  This is definitely a book that you need to read to the end.  One highlight of this book is the nonstop action.  The book starts at moment Lydia shows up on the couple's doorstep, and it doesn't let you go until the end.  I could not put this book down, because I had to find out what happened next.  If you're intrigued by the excerpt above, or if you're a fan of domestic thrillers in general, you won't want to miss this book when it comes out in February!
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