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4.33  ·  Rating details ·  568 ratings  ·  140 reviews
They disappeared…
That was just the beginning.

When five strangers are abandoned on an island without any idea where they are or whom to trust, their nightmarish new reality begins to unfold.

Someone is lying.
Someone is hiding a terrible secret.
They’d all do anything to get home… Wouldn’t they?

As the group struggles to uncover the truth about their mysterious whereabouts, on
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Published May 18th 2021 by Kiersten Modglin
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Melissa (LifeFullyBooked)
May 16, 2021 rated it really liked it
This is a great suspense thriller by a writer that has just recently come onto my radar. I am now intrigued enough by her writing that I'm going to find some of her previous releases.

The Missing is incredibly twisty--just when you think you have it figured out I guarantee that you are wrong! I probably should have paid closer attention while I was reading and I might have picked up on a few things, but I didn't so I was happily surprised.

It's told from the point of view of Katy, a
May 15, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This was a fun and twisting story full of suspense and adventure. Some of the turns I could see coming but others did take my by surprise. The writing flowed and the story was hard for me to put down. The characters were well developed and even when they weren’t exactly like able they were compelling. What would you do if you were trapped on an island for 4 strangers and told that only one of you could leave, the last one alive. That is what happens to poor Katy after she agrees to a free boat r ...more
Carrie Shields
May 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
It should have been an idyllic vacation...a beach, the sun, a cabana, but when your husband is a workaholic, holed up in the hotel room, and you're left to your own devices, you find yourself saying yes to things that you normally wouldn't. Like when a stranger singles you out to ask, "Would you like a free boat ride?" The "boat" is actually a yacht, and there is zero chance of having your husband join you, so you say yes, partly out of boredom, partly to live a little, and partly in the hopes t ...more
KKEC Reads
May 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Published: May 18, 2021
Kiersten Modglin
I received a copy of this book for free, and I leave my review voluntarily.

Kiersten Modglin is an Amazon Top 30 bestselling author of award-winning psychological suspense novels and a member of International Thriller Writers. Kiersten lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband, daughter, and their two Boston Terriers: Cedric and Georgie. She is best known for her unpredictable suspense, and her readers have dubbed her 'The Queen of Twists.'

“No Signal.”
Sara B
May 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
“Would you like a free boat ride”

Ooohhh, this was a different and yet equally delicious KMod thriller. To answer the question above….no, you do not want a free boat ride!

I just finished bingeing the series Lost and this book was exactly what I needed to continue the ride. It’s thrilling, scary, a bit romantic and so exciting.

“This vacation is really turning into a nightmare, isn’t it”

A nightmare indeed, who will survive and who can you trust?!

5 stars all around!
May 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This psychological thriller had me glued to my kindle from the very beginning! The plot was wonderfully crafted with characters that were so well developed that I was drawn in and the characters wouldn't let me go until I finished reading the very last page! I highly recommend reading this outstanding book! ...more
May 19, 2021 rated it really liked it
One of the best things that came out of 2020 for me was discovering Kiersten Modglin’s books, she writes the most unique, twisty and insanely entertaining thrillers and her latest was no exception.

Five strangers find themselves stuck on an island and they have no clue why. They can’t seem to find anything connecting them to each other and they certainly can’t trust each other because they have no clue wtf is even going on. That’s basically all I can say plot wise, the authors books are best dis
Lindsey Krekling
May 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2021
What happens when you’re stuck on an island with five strangers with no end in sight? Do you rely on those strangers or is it every man for themselves?

Kiersten takes us on a suspenseful journey to see who will be the last woman or man standing. None of these strangers can find what they have in common or why they are there. They have no phone signal and have to live a true life experience of Lost. Someone is hiding a secret.

The biggest question of all: who will make it out alive?

Nikki Thompson
May 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This book needs to be on every Thriller lover's summer TBR. I was able to start and finish this book within 8 hours, which does not happen very often. There could have been a natural disaster occurring outside and I would have been oblivious. Is there a greater feeling than when you truly get lost in a story? I think not!

The stories that are currently really pulling me in are the ones where I can armchair travel. I NEED a vacation, as I am sure some of you can as well! Katy is on vacation with h
May 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic read. By the time you start to understand what is happening in this plot you completely identify with the shock, bewilderment and discomfort this group of people are feeling. You don’t actually want to believe the depths of cruelty this group of strangers have to experience in this frightening game as wits are pitted against each other and you question whether all is really as it seems. I actually cried when Harry had his accident. It’s heart rending, scary and ultimately one of the be ...more
Barbara Fields
May 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing

So, I have been "missing " on an island all day...and I just got home.I'm  sitting here after power reading this book and I don't know where to begin....because once again Kiersten has written a book that NO ONE will  anticipate or see coming and believe me when I say this.... NO ONE!
This book is unlike any book she has written before, yet so familiar with the signature  crazy twists and unbelievable situations she is known will in no way  anticipate or c
Debbie Eyre
May 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I have loved every book of this authors that I have read so far and so was super excited to read this latest book and all I can say is O.M.G.!!!!! A fast paced thriller that not only grabbed you but hung onto you and you onto it for dear life!! Get left on a deserted island with four strangers or is it deserted? There’s twists and turns to keep you on your toes cause you will not see them coming and that ending well I definitely did not see that coming! It’s emotional and full of mystery and sus ...more
Joy Westerfield
May 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
If you love a story with so much suspense it makes your heart stop? Then this is the book for you. Who would ever think that making a spur of the moment decision would irrevocably change your life. And that it would not just change yours, but four others. When Katy, Noah, Harry, James and Ava are thrust into a situation of which there was only one way out, are they prepared for what needs to be done?

This story held me on the edge of my seat throughout. Every word, sentence and paragraph had me s
Lexy Cabral
May 18, 2021 rated it really liked it
The Missing is the first Kiersten Modglin novel I’ve read, but I am already looking forward to reading more of her work! f you’re looking for an easy read packed with suspense, this is the book for you! Warning: You will get attached to these characters and you will cry. I loved the ending and could’ve kept reading it!
Savitri (IG: bookishcatsavant)
Katy and four other strangers are lured to join a fun time at the yacht full of music and drinks. What they don’t realize is that each of them have been told there’s only one spot left to join. Katy, the main protagonist and from whose POV the whole book is narrated, joins the party as she feels ignored by her husband.

On the pretext of an engine problem, all 5 strangers are left abandoned in an unknown island. Soon they all realize they are trapped by design when a note is left claiming that onl
Diane Merritt
May 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing
My word!!!! I have no words.. Kiersten has done it again!!!! All the stars and more!!
May 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Katy felt alone. She was on vacation with her husband but was still alone. So when offered a free tour of the islands on a small yacht, she decided why not? Little did she know that was a deadly choice.
Four other people made the same one. Now they are all facing the consequences of that choice. Can they battle the elements and each other to survive?
May 21, 2021 rated it really liked it
So first I read this book in 2 days. I haven’t read like that in god knows how long. Secondly this is the first book I’ve read by Ms. Modglin and can now say I’m a fan.

When I first started this book, I didn’t know what I was in for. But for one, I know I won’t want to go on a boat ride for awhile. There was times I was a tad bit confused as to the direction it was going and wasn’t sure about the flash backs in the beginning and what it meant for the rest of the book, but towards the end it all
May 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Nothing can prepare you for the suspenseful, and at times, bone-chilling journey of five strangers thrust together on an offer of a free boat ride.

Katy, Noah, Harry, Ava and James have nothing in common. They're from different walks of life and find themselves not only stranded together, but now pitted against one another for survival.

Everything that they experienced had me feeling as if I were right there with them as they and their story were impeccably written.
KMod's signature shocking an
Kendall {Book Crazy}
May 15, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I’ve read a lot of this author’s books now and I always look forward to a new release from her! I only read the blurb and saw the cover reveal for this book hours before receiving an ARC and it sounded amazing, so I made it my next read! After reading, I can say that this book kept me intrigued and wanting to find out what was going to happen next! The plot also confused me a little at the beginning, but then it started to make sense and I understood how it all connected as it developed! The plo ...more
Lisa Hemming
May 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
As with all of Kiersten Modglin’s books, I was scared from the moment I began reading. I felt an ominous presence right away and I was worried about what may lie ahead. I thought I knew who was doing what but once again, I was entirely wrong, which made me more determined to solve the mystery.

Being stranded on a tropical island sounds romantic, but not for our castaways who were left with no supplies, no shelter and no idea what would happen next. I was frightened for them as they watched the b
May 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Another edge of your seat book by Kiersten Modglin. It is a beautiful and peaceful day in paradise. You are resting on the beach while your husband is in the resort working instead of enjoying his vacation. A man approaches you and asks you if you would like a ride on a boat. It just so happens that there is room for one more passenger. You agree and find yourself on a boat with other strangers. All is well until the boat approaches land.

An announcement is made that the boat is suddenly experie
Jun 11, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2021
This is one of those reads that you just know is completely far fetched, with a plot that is fantastical and action that is unfeasible, and find yourself wholly engaged and invested. Kiersten Modglin may be one of the most underrated contemporary suspense authors publishing today. I find her work to be compelling and immersive—the kind of books that you swear you’re only going to read a few pages at a time, then suddenly you glance at the clock and realize you’re an hour in and don’t w ...more
May 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Another winner by Kiersten. Beware of free boat rides!! This story can be heartwarming at times even though it is full of suspense. Must admit, it brought a tear to my eye more than once. Can five strangers survive on a supposedly deserted island? How will they survive? A note appears, only the last survivor will make it home. Is it a reality game show, they were unknowingly chosen to participate in? What could it possibly be? Who could be so cruel to abandon them on this island, with no means o ...more
Shannon Jump
In her latest novel, The Missing, Modglin takes readers to a beautiful remote island, but instead of leaving us with the ingredients for a well earned beach vacation, she’s dropping us in the deep end without so much as a life jacket.

And then rubbing sand in our wounds.

And taking away all our belongings while we bake in the hot sun.

Much like what happens to the five strangers in The Missing; they’re abandoned on an island and left to fend for themselves. But why? None of them knows who to trus
Evelina Petitto
May 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I have been extremely lucky to have received the ARC for this book! I 'discovered' Kiersten Modglin's books last year during the first lockdown and I've read them all one after the other, I could not have enough!

All of her books are clever and original, they bring you in and don't let you think about anything else until you get to the end! They're the perfect books to binge on...

I'm so glad to say, this book did not disappoint! It is about a group of people who get on a boat trip during their ho
K Towle
May 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Another excellent mystery form Kiersten! The twists are always interesting and this does not disappoint. A "free boat ride", free food, free drink...should you be worried? Five people, unknown to each other are dropped on a "deserted" island and the only way off is to kill everyone else, only one will live and be allowed to leave the island. I never imagined the unlikely relationships that formed. I could not put this down, finished it in 2 sittings!! I think the basic moral of this story....if ...more
Stephannie Goodrum
May 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing
"We'd been left. Abandoned." And abandoned is what happened to my my responsibilities after I started this book!! I could not put it down! The main character is so relatable. I had to know what was going to happen to her. I was nervous for her & paranoid about the others on the island right along with her. Kiersten has such an amazing way developing her characters so that you are quickly emotional invested. Buy this book! But it now! You won't be disappointed! ...more
May 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This story went all over the map. I wasn't sure where it was going from the beginning which I am sure by the design of the writer to the very end. I really wasn't sure who I was hoping to make it off the island alive, but I wasn't prepared for those that didn't make it, especially towards the end. All I can say is you better treat people the way you want to be treated or else! I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book ...more
Tish (Cocktails & Fairytales)
If I could give this more than 5 stars I absolutely would!! Just when I think this author can't possible out do herself she manages to prove me wrong! This was unlike anything I've ever read before. It was emotional, chilling and incredibly diabolical! I had no idea what to expect from one page to the next. It's really hard to shock me but this book did just that. ...more
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Kiersten Modglin is an Amazon Top 30 bestselling author of award-winning psychological thrillers and a member of International Thriller Writers. Kiersten lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband, daughter, and their two Boston Terriers: Cedric and Georgie. She is best known for her unpredictable suspense and her readers have dubbed her 'The Queen of Twists.' A Netflix addict, Shonda Rhimes s ...more

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