Do you self care? What do you do to take care of yourself? I have always been an avid reader but recently with the addition of kids and lack of free time in my life it has become an even bigger focal point in my life. It started out as me trying to be a good example to my children, showing them that reading can be fun and entertaining. Then it became a challenge between me and my oldest son, creating book goals and healthy competition. Now all my boys have reading goals for the year ending with a book date to Barnes and Noble with mommy for new books and treats. But just as importantly reading has become a way for me to do something just for me, without any restrictions and indulge myself in whatever I want. I read over 100 books last year and am trying to do the same this year. I love to lose myself in a story, imagine the scenes in my mind and live vicariously through the characters. So “On My Shelf” will be posts regarding my reads. You can also find my bookstack and audible books on my instagram profile and Goodreads profile. Without further ado, here is my first review. I am a huge fan of thrillers/mysteries/crime books in general. This one had me staying up late saying just one more chapter, biting my nails trying to figure it out, and crying when it was all said and done. Meredith Price has it all: posh life, adoring husband, strong and protective sister until one day she is gone. Poof! Vanishes and leaves no clues as to what may have happened to her. The story is told from the perspective of Meredith and her sister Greer. Each chapter back and forth with Meredith telling her past leading up to the day she disappeared and Greer telling her story from the present, the days following the disappearance. I know some people do not like the back and forth style of story telling, I however really like it. It helps keep the mystery going, feeding you bits and pieces of the characters. One thing for sure, I really liked the character development and story telling. As you read you find out that Meredith’s perfect life may not be so perfect and we all have secrets that we keep from certain people in our lives. In the end life is never as it seems. I love when the writing is so good you can picture the entire story in your mind. Play it out step by step and imagine the characters in your own unique way. Minka Kent’s story telling is just that way. It flowed between the 2 story teller’s so effortlessly I never felt lost or like I couldn’t follow the story. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a quick read who loves a good who dunnit. This is my first time reading anything by Minka Kent and I am now going to go and look up some more of her work.
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*I voluntarily read and reviewed this free copy from Thomas & Mercer publishing after I requested it on Netgalley. All thoughts and comments are my own.