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Thanks to Netgalley and Thomas and Mercer for the gifted book.

To sum this up in one word: Underwhelming. I heard people rave about this book as fantastic, but although I read this book quickly, I got to the end and didn't really care how it ended. It was hard to be invested in the characters because they had no depth to them. I wanted a thriller that sucked me in and blew me away and this just fell flat.
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Intriguing premise and very twisty as Minka Kent books usually are. The alternating point of view work well for this book, but the pacing was inconsistent. Overall a solid thriller!
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The Unmissing by Minka Kent was a fabulous read. It is my first book by this author. The author starts the book about a woman named Lydia, who is married to Luca. They are happily married til one day Lydia disappears while hiking through the woods near their home. After couple years, Luca remarries to a woman named Merit. They have a daughter and another baby on the way. Luca is a very successful restaurant owner. The couple are very happy and have everything that anyone would dream of.  But, one day Lydia escapes the man that kidnapped her for 9 years. She shows up at Luca's home. There lives are turned upside down with a major twist. I enjoyed this book. It was slow in beginning but the author was building up the characters to give an amazing unforgettable twist
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More like 3 and ½ Stars!

A huge thank you to NetGalley and Thomas Mercer for my advanced copy of Unmissing.

I'm going to keep this short.

I missed the pub day ( as is usual ) so I bought this one on Amazon as an ebook and upgraded to add the audio. It's very inexpensive to do.

I enjoyed the audio!

Unmissing had two narrators. Carly Robins & Jane Oppenheimer. They both did a stellar job. I appreciate when books with dual POV's have multiple narrators.

I've been a Minka Kent fan for quite a while and while I can't say this is my favorite by her , It was still a solid read. I was unsure for about 50 percent of the book but once I reached the second half things really started to pick up.

Overall- Recommend. I look forward to reading more by this author.
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What did I just read?  By far, the most twisty turny book I've read in a very long time.  The character development was excellent, the story, a crazy ride, that i loved!  One element I caught on pretty fast. But the way it played out, nope. I could never have guessed.  
Thanks to netgalley, the publisher and the author for the chance to read this advanced copy.
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I love Minka Kent she is a must read for any thriller lover!! 
Lydia was only married to Luca Colett for three months when she went for a hike and disappeared. She was kidnapped and held hostage in a cabin and tortured and attacked. Everyone presumed she was dead. 
Fast forward and it’s been nine years, and Luca is married to Merritt now , they have an adorable three year old daughter and she’s eight month pregnant with their second. They own a chain of restaurants and outside looking in they appear to have it all, underneath their perfection their in debt and struggling to sell their restaurants. One night while Luca was gone for a business meeting, Merritt hears a knock at the door it’s dark out and she’s nervous. To her shock a woman who appears to be homeless is outside her door and when she answers the woman says she’s Lydia! Luca and Merritt are shocked but why hasn’t Lydia gone to the police? Lydia doesn’t have any legal identity anymore, shes staying with a shop-owner  in town. Merritt is convinced maybe if they befriend Lydia and help her start over  she will leave them alone and move on, but will it be that easy? As we dig deeper and the story is told in Lydia and Merritts POV we begin to see a twisted story unfold but whose playing who? Wow this was a rollercoaster five stars!
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A pretty decent twist that I didn't see coming but I hated all the characters and parts of this dragged a little.
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"Unmissing" is the first book I've read by Minka Kent, and it will definitely not be the last! This book centers around Lydia, who was kidnapped and tortured for nearly a decade. Upon finally escaping her captor, she returns back home to her husband, only to discover that he has remarried a built a new life without her. As Lydia struggles to reclaim those missing years, secrets are uncovered and just when you think you've figured things out, the author pulls out a twist you never expected.

This was a fun, spellbinding book to read! Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC. All opinions are my own.
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While he's at work, Luca's wife Lydia disappears. She's never seen or heard from again. He's moved on and ten years later, he and his second wife have a child and another on the way. Merritt and Luca are happy and settled into an enjoyable life.

One night, a knock on the door changes everything. Lydia is back and demands to see her husband. Luca's out of town, but Merritt turns the stranger away. She needs time to process what she's learned and decide if this stranger is a con artist or the real deal.

It's the real thing. Lydia's been held captive for many years. At the very least, Merritt feels they should help Lydia start over. It doesn't take long before Merritt realizes there is far more to Lydia's story than she could have imagined. 

Unmissing takes a lot of turns. It's hard to like Lydia, even though she was kidnapped and treated badly for so many years. It's hard to like her when she could unravel Merritt's life. Worse, she doesn't do things you'd feel a victim would do. Her odd behavior made me dislike her.

That said, I also questioned Merritt's motives. In her shoes, my kids would have come first. No way would I have let a stranger walk away and ignored calling the police with news that someone claiming to be a missing person had just come to my door.

In the end, I'm not sure how I feel about the book. I was drawn in from the start, but by the end, I didn't like anyone in it. I also questioned every gut instinct I had as the "shocking secret" was revealed. It left me with questions.
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Wow, this book kept me on the edge of my seat from start to finish. Imagine being attacked and held captive for 9 years by a monster. You escape after you are left for dead after being shot and you find out that your husband has not only married again, but he has landed himself in the lap of luxury. 

Told from the POVS of both wives, this is a train wreck waiting to happen, yet those trains take some ghastly turns before the wreckage even begins! 

Fast-paced, exhilarating, thriller lovers delight!
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The premise of this one hooked me from the beginning! I loved the slow unravel of this story. The author gives us just enough at a time to keep the reader engaged and wondering where this is going. I loved the shocking conclusion, although I had kind of guessed the twist. This was twisted and fun! 4⭐️
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What an exciting ride this was! I love a thriller with twists you don’t see coming and this definitely delivered! I enjoyed the beautiful Oregon setting. The premise was clever and original and the characters well developed.
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Unmissing by Minka Kent is a thriller about Merritt and her husband Luca, who have a lovely home and a growing family.  One day, Luca's first wife, who was missing for ten years and supposedly dead, shows up at Merritt's door.  Where has Lydia been all this time?  In this book, no one is who you think they are.  There are so many twists, but they work really well.  Highly recommend!  Thanks to NetGalley for the free digital review copy.  All opinions are my own.
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I love Minka Kent and have read everything by her. But this one was just so so for me. Maybe it was the timing of me reading it or what but I just didn't connect with any of the characters. Overall it was just a solid good book nothing more. Will I read any more books she publishes? 100% yes, she is a great author!
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This is one of the best mysteries I have ever read!  The final paragraphs of the book add to the mystery.  Luca is married to Lydia and she disappears.  In the meantime Luca marries Merritt and have a wonderful life.  They purchase a beautiful home, have 2 children and own 7 thriving restaurants.  While Luca is away on business, a visitor appears at their home and it is Lydia.  This book has twists and turns and you can not put it down.  An excellent story!!
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I love a thriller that can keep you on your toes and Unmissing by Minka Kent did just that! 

Merritt and Luca seem to have the ideal marriage with their second baby only weeks away from being born. But, things take a turn when Luca’s presumed dead wife, Lydia,  comes a-knockin’  with quite the story to tell. What could possibly go wrong?

Told in both Merritt and Lydia’s POV, we learn what life was like for Lydia in the nine years that she has been missing, which left me with a lot of questions and barely any answers. But, the more I read on, the more I thought I knew what was happening. Point one for me! But, then Kent twisted the script and I was back to square one again with many more questions needing answers. Ugh!

I will admit, I do love a story where I hate every single character and both Merritt and Lydia are not exactly very likable and I kept going back and forth between like and dislike for both of them. Another plus while reading this story was the very short chapters which I absolutely love. The story is incredibly engaging and will keep you on your toes as you flip through the pages needing to know how it all ends.

If you love a story with questionable characters, a twisted tale and mystery just begging to be solved, then you definitely will want to Unmissing by Minka Kent
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This was my second Minka Kent book and I flew right through this one! I am understanding why so many love her books! Overall, a great thriller that kept my attention through out!

I think this is one of those books that going in as blind as possible is the best way to read this book so I am keeping this vague and just encouraging you to check it out!
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oh my goodness! Minka Kent just dropped one of the most incredible domestic thriller books I have read in a while and she does it in less than 300 pages! I had not heard a lot about this book before I picked it up, but I am so glad I did! This book has such a unique premise that I could not put it down. This book follows the main character who went missing 10 years ago- today she showed up at her husbands door step to see his new wife. There is so much to this story than what meets the eye and the twists were nothing short of incredible!
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I have enjoyed every Minka Kent book I have read including this one! A great story told from each well fleshed out main character's perspective. The story draws you in from the beginning with many surprises along the way. A must read!
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What happens when the dead wife of your husband shows up on your doorstep? Unmissing was a twisty, turny, expected read. From the get go, you know something isn't right when Lydia shows up without calling the police to report her escape from The Monster. But, why? Told from alternating points of view from current wife (Merritt) and former wife (Lydia), this is a suspenseful thriller that will keep you on your toes. Definately recommended.
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