The Missing by Kiersten Modglin (Audiobook)

Published: October 26, 2021

Tantor Audio

Listening Length: 8 hours 26 minutes

Narrator: Nicol Zanzarella

Genre: Psychological Thriller

KKECReads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I purchased this book on Audible.

Kiersten Modglin is an Amazon Top 30 bestselling author of psychological thrillers, a member of International Thriller Writers, Novelists, Inc., and the Alliance of Independent Authors. Kiersten is a KDP Select All-Star, a recipient of ThrillerFix’s Best Psychological Thriller Award and Suspense Magazine’s Best Book of 2021 Award. Kiersten grew up in rural western Kentucky with dreams of someday publishing a book or two. With more than thirty books published to date, Kiersten now lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband, daughter, and their two Boston Terriers: Cedric and Georgie. She is best known for her unpredictable psychological suspense. Kiersten’s work is currently being translated into multiple languages, and readers across the world refer to her as ‘The Queen of Twists.’ A Netflix addict, Shonda Rhimes superfan, psychology fanatic, and indoor enthusiast, Kiersten enjoys rainy days spent with her nose in a book.

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, only one thing is certain: every choice they make on the island will affect the others.

And when they uncover a strange note with a chilling revelation, the group begins to question everything they thought they knew. If they want to make it off the island alive, they’ll have to discover who brought them there and why…before it’s too late.

“Nothing was the same.”

A group of five strangers finds themselves stranded on an island after individually being offered a free boat ride. The first morning after being left, they discovered the first note. Now, they have to make the ultimate decision. Suddenly, paradise doesn’t seem so luxurious.

I read the arc for this book before the original publication, and I don’t think I have ever been so excited for a book. I won the opportunity to be a character in this book!

I bought this book on Audible while it was the book of the day and got it for an absolute steal. I figured, why not? It’s my book!

I love the characters. They are so well developed and vastly different from each other, but I love that their differences help unite them.

Ava is young and spunky, she isn’t afraid to speak her mind, but she also has an extreme naïveté to her that makes her vulnerable.

James is more brawn than brain in most situations, but he does have a heart of gold when he decides to show it. Quick to anger and skepticism, James isn’t afraid of making a tough decision.

Harry is such a soft, pure, beautiful soul. He is incredibly book smart; he knows so much about things most people wouldn’t have a clue about. Generous and kind, Harry truly wants the best for everyone.

Noah is like a pit bull- he may look and sound vicious, but he is such a genuine soul. Kind, caring, and protective, he isn’t afraid to do what he feels is right, no matter what.

Our main narrator is fierce. She’s intelligent but also the keeper of the peace. She tends to see the good in everyone and tries to be optimistic no matter her situation.

The premise for this story is terrifying. To think that a simple boat ride could end with being stranded on an island with strangers is the stuff of nightmares.

The narrator, Nicol Zanzarella, did an excellent job bringing this novel to life. She created every emotion so vividly, and she captured this book in a completely new way.

I enjoyed this novel so much. I loved the characters, the plot, the twist, and the ending. I was pleased with the narration as well.

Now I need part two: No Longer Missing, Cara meets her dad, justice is served, and each family gets told their loved one was murdered, and of course, a well deserved happily ever after. Come on, KMod… we all know you’re a wizard with surprise part 2’s!!

My blurb from the original publication date.

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