Three Days Missing by Kimberly Belle

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Three Days Missing
by Kimberly Belle

Brenda’s Traveling Sisters Review 

Norma and I read Three Days Missing with four of our Traveling Sisters and we all were pretty much left lost in the same coulee feeling a little chilled after finishing with that chilling and unsettling final twist.

Kimberly Belle does a great job here setting the tension and the anxiety with sending your child off to camp. The tension soars when Ethan goes missing and Kat along with us all are left with questions as to how a child can go missing from camp. We soon learn more is involved here when another mother and her son become involved in the mystery of Ethan disappearing.

Three Day Missing is an entertaining and suspenseful thriller that takes us on a fast-paced, clock ticking race through the coulee to find where Ethan is.

Kimberly Belle creates two strong mothers here with Kat and Stephanie who live very different lives from each other yet similar in many ways as Mothers. We found both interesting and our hearts went out to each as they struggled with finding the truth to Ethan’s disappearance.

And that ending things got a little chilly in the Coulee after finishing this story and some of us were feeling a little uneasy with that well-done ending.

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Norma’s Review

THREE DAYS MISSING by KIMBERLY BELLE is a gripping, suspenseful, and a fast-paced domestic thriller novel about a nine-year-old boy named Ethan who goes missing on a school field trip.  That alone makes this book so scary and disturbing to read about (with no disturbing scenes though) and is something that no parent should ever have to experience in their lifetime.

I was totally intrigued and immersed in this storyline and had me flipping those pages as fast as I could desperately searching for answers to what happened and transpired in those three missing days.  

Although, I figured out some of this story quite early on it didn’t take away any of the suspense or tension that I felt for this story or the characters.  I especially enjoyed and loved Ethan’s character!

KIMBERLY BELLE delivers a well-written and tension-filled story here that is both character and plot driven.  The story was told from two different perspectives that of Kat (Ethan’s Mom) and Stephanie (the mother of another nine-year-old boy in Ethan’s class). I really enjoyed the perspective and individual stories from both of these mothers and really had me rooting for a positive outcome for both of them.

Both stories came together so nicely and were very satisfying to make this another entertaining, quick, easy and enjoyable read!  Would recommend!

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Lindsay’s Review

3.5 stars.   This was a quick and suspenseful read that kept my curiosity piqued throughout.  

This book revolves around every parents’ worst nightmare.  Kat Jenkins wakes up in the middle of the night to over twenty missed phone calls and the police knocking on her door.  They inform her that her eight-year-old son, Ethan, has disappeared from the campground where he and his classmates were staying.  Told from the perspective of Kat and a fellow classmates’ mother, the chapters switch between the narrators. I felt for these mothers and enjoyed what each of their perspectives brought to the story.   

The suspense gripped me quickly from the first chapter.  The novel had me guessing throughout, however, the intensity of the suspense and thrill started to slightly fizzle out around the halfway mark.   I was still intrigued to find out how it would all end, but the story lost some of its spark for me. Additionally, toward the end of the book, there were a few situations that seemed implausible which took away from my enjoyment.

Overall, I enjoyed this quick, easy and entertaining book and would recommend it to thriller and suspense fans.

Thank you so much from all of us to NetGalley, Harlequin, and Kimberly Belle for the opportunity to read and review an advanced copy of this book.

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9 thoughts on “Three Days Missing by Kimberly Belle”

    1. It really was Carla! I love my thrillers/suspense novels as well. I hope that you enjoy it and thank you so much! 💕

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