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3.79  ·  Rating details ·  9,190 ratings  ·  1,070 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
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Published June 26th 2018 by Park Row
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Jul 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
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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
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
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
Meredith ( on Semi-Hiatus until February)
Didn't live up to the hype

Three Days Missing is a psychological thriller about the kidnapping of an eight-year-old boy. While this isn’t a bad read, I found it to be a bit predictable and anti-climatic.

When 8-year-old Ethan goes missing on a school camping trip, his mother Kat frantically awaits for him to be found. The longer he is missing, the higher the chances are he will not return alive. At the same time, the mayor’s wife, Stef, makes a startling discovery about her own son, Sam. Whil
Mackenzie - PhDiva Books
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
Jul 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Dec 25, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018
Three Days Missing by Kimberly Belle is a 2018 Park Row publication.

Divorced from her abusive husband and raising her gifted son alone, Kat is excited, but a little worried for her son, Ethan, when he heads off for a camping trip with his classmates. However, the last thing she ever expected was to learn Ethan had been reported missing.

Meanwhile, Stef, the mother of one of Ethan’s classmates, gets pulled into the investigation when she receives a disturbing call related to Ethan’s disappearanc
Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
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
Jul 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018, net-galley
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
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
Diane S ☔
Jul 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Against her better judgement, Kat, allows eight year old Ethan to attend an overnight trip to a gold mine, with his class. She even buys him the new sleeping bag he wanted, though going through x contentious divorce, it was something she could little afford. Ethan is a very bright child, but being somewhat socially awkward he is bullied at school. His wanting to go seemed a positive step to Kat, but it is a decision she will come to regret, when the next morning Ethan goes missing.

I really enjoy
Susanne  Strong
Jun 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobooks
4 Stars.

A Captivating and Harrowing Mystery / Suspense!

Eight Year-Old Ethan Jenkins goes missing from an overnight camping trip. Single mother, Kat Jenkins is beside herself, having no idea what to do or who to turn to especially once questions abound as to whether Ethan ran off or was taken. Could Kat’s ex-husband Andrew be involved?

Stef Huntington is the Mayor’s Wife. Her son, Sammy is also in Ethan’s class. When Stef hears about Ethan, all she wants is to go get Sammy. When she gets a call a
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
Lindsay - Traveling Sisters Book Reviews
3.5 stars. This was a quick and suspenseful read that kept my curiosity piqued throughout.

This book revolves around every parents’ worst nightmare. Kat Jenkins wakes up in the middle of the night to over twenty missed phone calls and the police knocking on her door. They inform her that her eight-year-old son, Ethan, has disappeared from the campground where he and his classmates were staying. Told from the perspective of Kat and a fellow classmates’ mother, the chapters switch between the narr
Brenda ~Traveling Sisters Book Reviews
Kimberly Belle does a great job here setting the tension and the anxiety with sending your child off to camp. The tension soars when Ethan goes missing and Kat along with us all are left with questions as to how a child can go missing from camp. We soon learn more is involved here with another mother and her son becomes involved in the mystery of Ethan disappearing.

Three Day Missing is an entertaining and suspenseful thriller that takes us on a fast-paced, clock ticking race through the coulee
Jul 06, 2018 rated it liked it
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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
Three Days Missing is an extremely faced paced, well executed mystery. This is the story of two boys, two mothers and the people who surround their lives in the peripheral.

Ethan goes missing from an in overnight camping trip that his class has taken. First glance would lead the reader to suspect his father who, while claiming to love Ethan, is an abuser. We are told this repeatedly - Andrew is an abuser.

However, soon we discover that Ethan was not the target of the abduction but, rather, the M
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.

Aug 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
You would think sending your child on a YMCA camp would be safe but Kat Jenkins life is turned upside down when her son Ethan goes Missing, she was nervous & uneasy about sending him she is also on the verge of getting a divorce from her husband Andrew who is a control freak & has an AVO put on him after a violent incident his temper is sporadic.

Detective Brent Mackintosh of Atlanta P.D is brought in to solve the case they make their way to to Dahlonega 50 miles away, she calls Lucas who is her
Mar 07, 2019 rated it liked it
Recommended to Erin by: Debbie Laurie
Shelves: books-i-own
3.5 stars
With a tagline that states that it was just an ordinary camping trip, how in the world could I resist? In this case, Three Days Missing is a parent's worst nightmare and involves the disappearance of an eight year old child. Once I started, I just knew that I wouldn't be able to put it down until I found the answers to all my questions.

The novel is through the eyes of Kat, the missing child's mother and Stephanie, the mother of a classmate and the wife of the mayor. I was so wrapped
3.5 stars rounded up

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 o
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
Katie B
2.5 stars

This was a bit of a miss for me. Normally the story of a missing child would easily hold my interest, but after awhile I found myself bored. The suspense just wasn't there in my opinion and it didn't help that one of the main characters fell flat.

Kat Jenkins is devastated when she receives news from the police her nine-year-old son, Ethan, has gone missing during an overnight class trip. She rushes to the campground and while it appears everything possible is being done to find him, so
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! ...more
Janelle Janson
Jun 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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
Nov 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the 3rd novel I have read by Kimberly Belle and I have loved them all. Her stories are unique and riveting!
It's every parents worst nightmare to have the police arrive on your doorstep telling you your child has disappeared. This happens to Kat Jenkins when her 9 yr old son Ethan is missing from the cabin where he'd been on a overnight class trip. Ethan's disappearance has earth-shattering consequences for Steph, another mother from the school. Both mothers lives collide in a shocking wa
Frank Phillips
Mar 18, 2019 rated it liked it
Idk why, but this was so hard for me to get through!! I picked this up in audio format and put it down two separate times before finally finishing it today! I guess I just knew this would end a particular way, and it did, so I kind of felt like everything in the middle was just filler and things didn't really pick up until about 80% in, for me anyway. I will say the writing was good, and I haven't read a plot similar to this one in a long time. It just lacked some excitement for me. Definitely w ...more
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:)
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…

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Kimberly Belle is the USA Today and internationally bestselling author of six novels, including her latest, Stranger in the Lake and The Marriage Lie, a Goodreads Choice Awards semifinalist for Best Mystery & Thriller. Her books have been published in more than in a dozen languages and have been optioned for film and television. A graduate of Agnes Scott College, Belle divides her time between Atl ...more

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