Missing by Kelley Armstrong
Young Adult Mystery
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published April 18th, 2017 by Doubleday Canada
Note: The publisher provided a copy for an honest review.
The only thing Winter Crane likes about Reeve’s End is that soon she’ll leave it. Like her best friend did. Like her sister did. Like most of the teens born in town have done. There’s nothing for them there but abandoned mines and empty futures. They’re better off taking a chance elsewhere.
The only thing Winter will miss is the woods. Her only refuge. At least it was. Until the day she found Lennon left for dead, bleeding in a tree.
But now Lennon is gone too. And he has Winter questioning what she once thought was true. What if nobody left at all? What if they’re all missing?
If you know me, you know that I’m a huge K.A. fangirl. The Cainsville series is one of my all time favourites, and I’ve been known to gush about her Casey Duncan books, too.
But you might also remember my first foray into her young adult books. If not, here is how I felt about The Masked Truth (spoiler, not good). I worried this reading experience was going to go the same way, but I was willing to give it a chance.
So, when I picked up Missing, I was worried. But I didn’t need to be! It was not a perfect book, and sure, some things were a little over the top. However, I didn’t really notice that when I was reading it. I was easily able to suspend my disbelief, nothing managing to be enough to pull me out of the story. Completely engaged, I had to know what would happen next.
One thing I love about Kelley Armstrong is her knack for writing intense, independent, kick-ass women. Missing is no exception. Winter Crane is not a girl you want to mess with.
Fun and exciting throughout, this mystery will keep you on your toes. If an easy to read, gripping mystery in the woods and a creepy small town sounds up your alley… definitely pick this one up.
Beth is the founder and editor of Fuelled by Fiction. She is a twenty-something east coast Canadian girl who loves writing about books and feminism.