Missing

Description from Goodreads:

The only thing Winter Crane likes about Reeve’s End is that soon she’ll leave it. Like her best friend did. Like her sister did. Like most of the teens born in town have done. There’s nothing for them there but abandoned mines and empty futures. They’re better off taking a chance elsewhere.

The only thing Winter will miss is the woods. Her only refuge. At least it was. Until the day she found Lennon left for dead, bleeding in a tree.

But now Lennon is gone too. And he has Winter questioning what she once thought was true. What if nobody left at all? What if they’re all missing?

Review:

Missing by Kelley Armstrong has 384 pages and was published by Doubleday Cananda in 2017.

Kelley Armstrong has done it again.  This is a very, creepy book which I thoroughly enjoyed reading.  She is an extremely talented writer and her books are filled with narrative that flows easily and keeps the reader engaged.

Missing is an entertaining read that will keep you on the edge of your seat.  It is filled with twist after twist.  Just when you think you have it figured out…Boom!  There’s another one.

The world-building is amazing.  Set in the mountains of Kentucky, it is easy to get spooked reading about a psychopath playing mind games in the backwoods town of Reeve’s End.  I love that she is able to tap into an innate fear of the unknown while breaking with stereotypical characterization of “hillbillies.”

I would recommend this book to fans of horror, thrillers and suspense with the warning that there are some gruesome elements.

There is some animal cruelty depicted in this book so if that is a trigger for you, you might want to skip this one.

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Discussion:

So, I read this one review that goes on and on and on and on about the animal cruelty in this book.  Yes, animals are abused and killed in this book.  If this triggers you, I suggest you skip this book.

However, can I just point out that this is FICTION?  It’s a book.  It’s not real.  And it’s not just page after page of gory detail – although there are some gory details.

I can completely understand if this is something that disturbs you so you decide this book is not for you.  We all have things we would rather not read because for one reason or the other, we do not enjoy it.  But, this book is marketed as a mystery/thriller and readers should probably expect some disturbing material if you choose to read this genre.

And just in case you are wondering:

No, I am not into abusing or neglecting animals.  I once cried because I accidentally ran over a frog.

Rating: 5 Plot Monster Spiders

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Notable Quotes:

“A lot of stories about me getting into trouble start with a girl.”
― Kelley ArmstrongMissing

MDW original review.  Source:  Library.

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