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Book Review - Missing Daughter by Kiersten Modglin @bookouture

Digital Reads Reviews is a blog-haven for book reviews and tech tips. This is a review of a psychological thriller. @Shalini_G26

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When I wake up with the sun in my eyes the morning after my daughter’s birthday party, I know something is very wrong.

I go straight to her room but feel a surge of panic when I see an empty bed.

Downstairs everything is totally quiet, and the front door is locked.

Why didn’t I hear her scream? Who took our little girl?

My husband says I’ve been struggling since Skylar was born and that sometimes I forget things.

But I remember every moment of my daughter’s party—including him locking the door after our family and friends left.

Yes, we both had a drink and I slept heavily, but I know I would have heard my child cry. A good mother always does.

My therapist says I need to stand up for myself.

She wants me to confront my husband about the woman I heard him talking to the other night when he thought I was asleep.

And about the child’s toy that I found that does not belong to Skylar.

Is he hiding something?

But as the hours race by I soon realize I was totally wrong about everything that happened that night.

I thought I’d put my past behind me long ago but I was wrong.

All I know is this: I’ll do whatever it takes to save my child.

Will you believe me?

My Review

What was it all about

A missing child arc that this book was made my heart pound, as it always did. When Ginny woke up after her daughter Skylar’s birthday, she realized that her daughter was missing. That started the search for her. 

Suspicions were raised and doubts cast on the parents when it seemed like an inside job, 

How it made me feel

I liked the beginning as there was a thrill in the writing as if the prose dared me to find the truth. Author Kiersten Modglin had that special talent to make me feel the joy of reading an intriguing story, something extra was weaved in. 

The Good

A twisted thriller it was, where the author mixed secrets, with family and past mistakes. With multiple POVs, it was fun to try to guess who was trying to hoodwink me. 

Post partum depression was well written, maintaining the sensitivity of the topic. The story became more exciting from the midsection where I needed to get to the motive of the whole plan. The twists added made me turn the pages faster. 

The Bad

The prose slacked in the intensity of suspense. I would have liked it if the tempo had been maintained to keep me on the edge of my seat. 

It was easy to predict the perp, but the whydunit kept me hooked till the end. 

The Conclusion

A fun thriller as per the norm by this author.

It was good

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Book Details

Publication Date: November 2021

I downloaded the digital version of the book from an online retail, and this is my journey down its pages, straight from the heart. STRICTLY HONEST and UNBIASED.

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7 Responses

  1. Wonderful review Shalini, very well laid out and organized. It sounds like an enjoyable thriller. Missing children always tug at my heartstrings.

    1. Hello Carla, mine too I liked this author especially. she used to be better in her earlier books. She should go back to the older way of laying down her twists. Have you read her books?

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