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Three Days Missing

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  905 Ratings  ·  220 Reviews
When a child goes missing, two mothers’ lives collide in a shocking way in this suspenseful novel from the bestselling author of The Marriage Lie .

It’s every parent’s worst nightmare: the call that comes in the middle of the night.

When Kat Jenkins awakens to the police on her doorstep, her greatest fear is realized. Her nine-year-old son, Ethan, is missing—vanished from t
Kindle Edition, 352 pages
Published July 1st 2018 by Park Row (first published June 26th 2018)
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Jul 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, arcs
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4.5 Stars!!

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
Mary Beth *Traveling Sister*
Jul 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Ethan goes on a camping trip with his classmates and they stay at a YMCA summer camp facility. Ethan's Mom, Kat Jenkin's, is nervous and and uptight about it and asks the teacher why she is taking a boatload of second graders on an overnight
trip. Miss Erma assures her that they do it every year and there is one chaperone for every five students and it's perfectly safe.

Ethan has an I.Q of 158 and is a genius. He has been at Cambridge for two years and has never brought any friends home, he doesn
Mackenzie - Traveling Sister
This book is published now!!!

A fast-paced thriller that will have you turning the pages to find out what happened during those three days missing!!!

Kimberly Belle sure has a way with writing females in their relationships, as mothers, and as independent women. I first read Belle’s work in The Marriage Lie (which if you haven’t read, I highly recommend), and I was so excited that my second read by her delighted me so much! This one is a page-turner. Whether you’re a mother yourself, a woman, or e
Kaceey - Traveling Sister
A school-sponsored camping trip. Great fun! Fresh air, outdoor activities. Nine year olds away from home for the first time. And uh-oh, limited supervision from chaperones! Potential for big trouble? You bet.

Told from alternating POVs from 2 of the mothers.

Kat is newly divorced. Her son Ethan is brilliant, extremely advanced for his age. But socially he has a hard time fitting in. No real friends from school, and constantly bullied.

Stef, is the Mayors wife. A life of luxury and privilege. Her so
Chelsea Humphrey
Jun 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Chelsea by: Laura Rash
Shelves: from-publisher
With one last wave, Miss Emma nudges Ethan toward the rumbling bus. Hours from now, it will be this very moment I keep returning to, replaying the images over and over and over in my mind, not the part where my son disappears behind the smoky glass, but the part where an icy chill creeping up my spine almost makes me stop him.

Goodbye reading slump and hello Kimberly Belle! I knew she was good, but darn it if she didn't just rock my world with this one. I thoroughly enjoyed The Marriage Lie previ
Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader & Traveling Sister
5 “ratcheting-up the suspense” stars to Three Days Missing! 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟

Sometimes you know that you are going to click with a thriller from the first chapter, and that was the case with Three Days Missing. I have read two other books by Kimberly Belle, and I was especially impressed with The Ones We Trust. It had tight suspense with a Scandal-type feel, and I gobbled it up. Well, the same thing happened with Three Days Missing; I breezed right through the easy-to-read narrative with ratcheting-up
Berit☀️✨Traveling Sister✨
4.5 Page Turning Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5

WOWZA!!! Could not get through this book quick enough! If you are a parent I’d strongly encourage you not to read this if your children are away at summer camp or even at a friends for a sleepover... you will want to make sure they’re sleeping soundly in their own bed or within ear shot... this book is about every parents worst nightmare... that phone call in the middle of the night to let you know your child is MISSING... Kimberly Belle almost did too good of a job
Meredith B.  (readingwithmere)
5 Stars!

Thanks to Park Row Books for sending me a copy of this book!

If I'm as smart as everyone says, then why are there some things I'll never understand?

Holy Guacamole! This book came into my life at exactly the time I needed it. This is the thriller I've been looking for! It's not necessarily the thriller that I sat there and said WHAT to but it definitely is the thriller I couldn't put down and NEEDED to know what happened. I stayed up reading late last night and picked it up immediately dur
Norma * Traveling Sister
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 a
Jul 06, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: edelweiss-arc-s
Three Days Missing is the story of every mother's worst nightmare. Getting the knock on the door telling you that your child is missing.

Kat is currently going through a messy divorce from an abusive, wealthy husband. Meanwhile she can barely afford to get by much less afford half the tuition for their son Ethan to go to private school. When an overnight class trip comes up Kat hopes this will be an opportunity for Ethan to make some friends. He's a brilliant, precocious boy that get's picked on
Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews

Two women, two different life styles, two children the same age, and then one disappears.

Ethan went missing from a school event held overnight at a camp in a wooded part of Georgia.

Ethan was a bullied child and Sammy was a coddled, spoiled child who was the bully. Funny thing is that they resembled each other. The question was if Sammy was the target instead of Ethan.

The search reached far and wide, and the only clue was a trail of clues left by Ethan and a phone call from the kidnapper.

Jun 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ninja
Well that was one hell of a ride, talk about a desperate race to the finish line and I’m talking about myself tearing through the pages of this one, I was so eager to find out what happened to little Ethan! Belle writes about everyday, average people thrust into terrifying situations in such a relatable, yet exciting manner that you can’t help getting sucked into her books within just a few pages.

This is told alternately from Kat’s point of view as she searches for her missing son Ethan and then
Emily Carpenter
May 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Can I be officially voted president of the Kimberly Belle Thriller fan club? I'm totally obsessed with her books, which are not only guaranteed to suck you in and take you on the ride of your life, but give you the added bonus of characters who are complex and immensely relatable (or believably up to no good). You do not want to miss this fast-paced, utterly compelling, gut-shot of a book!
Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
Looking for a fast paced and compulsive read that will have you turning the pages so fast you'll get papercuts? Well look no further. This one draws you in from page one and does not let up! Kat and Stef are two completely opposite women in their social network. Stef is the mayor's wife, rich, successful and in a happy marriage. Kat is trying to get divorced from her horrible ex, living paycheck to paycheck and her perpetual state is frazzled. The one thing they truly have in common? Their sons, ...more
Laura Rash
Jan 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Talk about getting sucked into a book! From page one I was totally absorbed & literally wanted to be left alone so I could read this fast paced exciting book! A brilliant bunch of characters, especially Ethan, who quite stole the ending!
Thanks so much to the author for this early signed copy:) it’s going on the shelf with the rest of my Belle collection:)
Many thanks to Harlequin Books and Park Row for providing my free copy of THREE DAYS MISSING by Kimberly Belle - all opinions are my own.

This is one heck of a page-turner!! I read it in one sitting because there is literally never a dull moment! We follow two strong, female characters, Kat Jenkins and Stef Huntington, with nothing in common except their two sons are in the same class at Cambridge Academy. Kat is recently out of an abusive marriage, living paycheck to paycheck, and can barely aff
Helen Power
Kat Jenkins’s 8-year-old son, Ethan, goes missing while away on a camping trip with his class.  This book follows the story of the events that follow. The police search for him, and it quickly becomes clear that sweet little Ethan didn’t just wander off. He was taken. The novel also follows the story of the mother of another boy in Ethan’s class.  Stef seems to have it all. She’s beautiful, rich, and the wife of the mayor, but there is a lot more going on than what meets the eye…

Told from the al
Kat Jenkins and Stef Huntington have little in common except that their sons are in the same class at school.

Kat is going through an ugly divorce and has a restraining order against her soon to be ex husband.

Stef is married to the Mayor.

But their lives will intersect when Kat’s 9 year old son Ethan vanishes from the campground where his class went on an overnight field trip.

The story unfolds over the three days that Ethan is missing, told from the alternating perspectives of both Kat and Stef.
Lindsay - Traveling Sister
3.5 stars. Review to come....
Linda Strong

A parent's worst nightmare ... her son is abducted and no one saw or heard anything.

Kat is a single mom, doing her best for her son. The police pound on her front door to let her know that her son, Ethan, has been abducted from a school sponsored overnight camping trip. Kat is rushed to the campgrounds, but there has been no sign of Ethan ... the trackers lost his trail in the forest.

At the same time, Stef is receiving a call on her cell phone. The caller says he has Sammy, her 8-year-old son. H
Jun 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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I honestly cannot remember reading a book that paced like clockwork. I LOVE suspense. Do you remember the movie with Johnny Depp, Nick of Time? Someone kidnaps Johnny's daughter & he races to find her. 90 minutes flies by in a second. Three Days Missing is the same. Lounging poolside, I began reading it & DID NOT STOP until the last page.

This Book Needs to be a
Donna Hines
May 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, netgalley
What you see is not always what you get!
Two different women. Two different lives. Which one has it better?
This is the question posed by Kimberly Belle in a cleverly fashion that not only excites but allows the reader to go full throttle till the end in finding answers.
I could not truly put this down. In fact I put off many errands because this book was that captivating and thrilling in a class all her own.
It begins with Kat Jenkins who has placed a restraining order against her alcoholic and abu
Mindy Mejia
I received an advance copy and provided the following blurb:
Kimberly Belle’s THREE DAYS MISSING is exactly what you want in a thriller—riveting, edge-of-your-seat storytelling. When an eight-year-old is kidnapped from a remote Georgia campground, two seemingly opposite mothers fight to recover the boy. Every minute counts as Belle keeps the story racing to its gripping end, but the most intriguing element of the book is the interplay between disparate characters. Belle resists easy conclusions a
Susan Peterson
Jan 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Three Days Missing is a compelling, thrilling, heart-pounding, and shocking book! When Kat lets her son go to a sleepover with his class, she is reluctant...Ethan is a super-smart kid, but he’s also been the victim of bullying. When he goes missing, Kat is filled with guilt and despair...emotions that are palpable on the pages of this book. What follows is a race against time, a desperate search for a young boy, full of twists and turns that lead to corruption, domestic abuse and scandal! The au ...more
Jamie Rosenblit
Apr 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs
4.25 stars!

A mother's worst nightmare. A missing child. Families steeped in scandal.

All of the above (plus the multiple POV) makes this book the perfect recipe for for the best kind of psychological/domestic thriller! So many suspects, so much high flying tension - and how does it all come together? Well, you're going to have to find out for yourself (and I highly recommend you do)!

This is my second Kimberly Belle novel and she continues to impress me with each book she writes.

Thank you to Har
Mother (Kat) is frantic to find her 8 yo son (Ethan) after he goes missing from an overnight class trip. Did he simply get lost, or was there foul play involved? If the latter, then who would want to kidnap Ethan, and why?

Kimberly Belle's previous book, The Marriage Lie (5 stars), is one of my top 3 favorite thrillers so this one had a lot to live up to. I am so excited to say that she’s done it again!!

Throughout this book, my heart was beating so fast, and I found myself very anxious and on the
Apr 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Kimberly Belle's THREE DAYS MISSING is her best book yet. And that's saying a lot. This one is vividly written, emotional, and engaging, with real, three-dimensional characters who will always keep you guessing. And the's a right cross to the reader's jaw I never saw coming. Buckle up and turn the pages as fast as you can. This one's a winner!
Booksandchinooks (Laurie)
Jun 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Thanks to Kimberly Belle for a free copy of this book for an honest review. I loved The Marriage Lie so I was eagerly looking forward to reading this book. Wow!! This book is amazing!
As a parent there is always the little bit of underlying fear that your child will somehow go missing. This fear is realized for Kat. She nervously lets her eight year son attend an overnight school trip and it goes horribly wrong. She is told her son has gone missing in the middle of the night. The atmospheric wri
May 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc-for-review
Kimberly Belle sure knows how to weave a mystery and is a master at pacing. Just when you get a good tidbit or surprise, she returns to the other narrator.

Since this book is narrated by two different mothers, both who are distraught over the disappearance of her son, it was easy to sympathize. Any mother or caregiver could relate to the possibility over not being able to find a child, especially when it’s out of their control, this time on a school camping trip.

The pages turned at a breathtaking
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Kimberly Belle is the internationally bestselling author of four novels: The Last Breath, The Ones We Trust, The Marriage Lie, and Three Days Missing (June 2018). Her third novel, The Marriage Lie, was a semifinalist in the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards for Best Mystery & Thriller and has been translated into a dozen languages. A graduate of Agnes Scott College, Kimberly worked in marketing and ...more
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