Expected publication: June 26th 2018 by Park Row Books
Kat Jenkins is separated from her husband, Andrew. It’s now just her and her son, Ethan. Her divorce is taking a long time due to Andrew’s constant demands. There’s also a restraining order in place after a vicious incident. Kat doesn’t care about the material things, Andrew can have it all, she just wants her son.
Ethan’s class is going on a camping trip. At first, Ethan was excited, but now that they are on their way to meet his class, he is hesitant. Kat was worried about Ethan going away overnight but was reassured by his teacher that everything would be fine. Kat’s not worried about his physical safety but how he’ll handle his peers. Ethan is extremely intelligent but has trouble socially and there have been previous incidents of bullying.
They get to the meeting spot and she sends Ethan off with a wave….
“We’ll take good care of him, I promise”
Just three hours later Kat wishes she had never let Ethan get on that bus.
When Kat is awakened that evening by someone pounding on her door she automatically assumes it must be her ex-husband. But it’s not Andrew, it’s the police. And what they tell her is one of her worst nightmares come true.
Ethan is missing.
Where is Ethan? Did he wander off and get lost or hurt? Or could someone have taken him?
Across town, Stephanie Huntington, wife to Mayor Sam Huntington hears about the missing boy. Ethan is in her son, Sammy’s second-grade class. They are on the same camping trip. When she hears what has happened she wants to drive up to the camp to pick up her son. But she tells herself he’s fine. Then she gets a call that changes everything.
Who was on the other end of that phone call? What did they say that has Stephanie racing to the camp?
The story is told from both Kat and Stephanie’s perspective. Two very different perspectives that I thought were very well-written. Though I liked one woman more than the other, I was still rooting for both of them.
The two stories come together very well. I thought this was a great read. The suspense and tension are full on right up until the very end. A few things may have pushed the boundaries of belief but I was so interested in the story that it didn’t really bother me. And I thought the ending was fantastic!
“Three Days Missing ” is my first read from Kimberly Belle. This was a well-written and intriguing domestic suspense novel. I hope I don’t have to wait long to read more from this author.
I’d like to thank Park Row Books for giving me the opportunity to read this book in exchange for my honest review.