My rating: 4 of 5 stars
One sentence plot summary: When a young boy goes missing during his overnight school trip, the hunt is on to find him!
Probably the best thing about this book is how realistic it felt while I was reading it. It was reminiscent of an actual missing person’s investigation. I could feel the urgency from the police, the devastation of the mother, the shock of the community. It loosely reminded me of investigations I have seen on shows like “Disappeared” or “Gone” that center around missing persons.
Kimberly Belle wrong Three Days Missing with chapters being segments of a timeline. For example, “7 hours 37 minutes missing.” And the chapters advanced on through the 3 days of Ethan’s disappearance. It also was written from two different persons’ perspectives with chapters flip flopping back and forth from one person to the next. I really enjoyed the overall structure.
There were also some really interesting twists that I thought were pretty unique. As I read a lot of thriller/mystery, it’s sometimes difficult to find a plot that really gives me something unique, but some of the elements involved in solving the crime in this book were pretty clever.
Overall, I ended giving it a 4 out of 5 stars because while it was really good, I didn’t think it was quite on par with some of the other 5 star books I’ve read recently. But I would still highly recommend it to anybody who likes thrillers, or enjoys watching the Investigation Discovery channel.
-This book was gifted to me in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to NetGalley, Kimberly Belle, and Park Row Books for the opportunity to review.-