by Minka Kent
Publication Date: February 15, 2022
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Paperback: 251 Pages
A return from the past knocks a family dangerously off-balance in a novel of spiraling suspense by Washington Post and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Minka Kent.
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.
Because Lydia isn’t the only one with secrets.
Unmissing is dark, suspenseful… and very clever! This extraordinary thriller takes the reader on an emotional roller coaster of suspense and mystery.
With a brilliant plot and multidimensional characters, some of whom are more twisted than others, Unmissing is a fast-paced, well-written novel that I had a hard time putting down.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas & Mercer through NetGalley. The opinions in this review are completely my own.
About the author
Minka Kent is the Washington Post and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Watcher Girl, When I Was You, The Stillwater Girls, The Thinnest Air, The Perfect Roommate, and The Memory Watcher. She is a graduate of Iowa State University and resides in Iowa with her husband and three children.
Read more about Minka ON HER WEBSITE
“Kent sets her hook so deep and springs such a dumbfounding series of surprises that very few readers will want to interrupt their reading for anything less than a house fire.” ―Kirkus Reviews (starred review)