The Thinnest Airby Published 01 Jul 2018
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A woman’s disappearance exposes a life of secrets in a twisting novel of psychological suspense from the author of The Memory Watcher.
Meredith Price is the luckiest woman alive. Her husband, Andrew, is a charming and successful financial broker. She has two lovely stepchildren and is living in affluence in a mountain resort town. After three years of marriage, Meredith’s life has become predictable. Until the day she disappears.
Her car has been discovered in a grocery store parking lot—purse and phone undisturbed on the passenger seat, keys in the ignition, no sign of struggle, and no evidence of foul play. It’s as if she vanished into thin air.
It’s not like Meredith to simply abandon her loved ones. And no one in this town would have reason to harm her. When her desperate sister, Greer, arrives, she must face a disturbing question: What if no one really knows Meredith at all? For Greer, finding her sister isn’t going to be easy…because where she’s looking is going to get very, very dark.
"The Thinnest Air" Reviews
June 1st Amazon Prime read
This was a quick and enjoyable read. I loved that I had to keep guessing, and I tend to enjoy books where the main character marries into the 1% because... well... a girl can dream, haha.
However, I equate Minka Kent's writing style to the McDonalds of thrillers. It's shallow and mass-produced and predictable. The characters make decisions that normal people wouldn't and generally aren't very likeable.
I'll read more of her books because who doesn't like McDonalds every once in a while? But I won't expect a masterpiece or anything.
ARC in exchange for my thoughts
I really don't know what there is to Minka Kent's stories but I am drawn into them as soon as I start reading. It is not only the setting and the plot but the whole package!
So far I enjoyed every single book by this author. She creates clever and suspenseful yet believable stories. This book is no exaption!
I do not want to give away too much about the plot.
If you enjoy thrillers with authentic charakters and lots of red herrings this will work out for you.
This is the book I chose for my Kindle First Picks June free book.
The book starts off promising but quickly turns into a predictable read. The format of the book tried a spin on Gone Girl with the chapters switching off between past and present - finally matching up at the end of the book. It’s a creative twist.
There is some suspense which is overall limited by its predictability. I would have liked to been kept guessing a little longer.
The book as labeled as suspense but it’s definitely romance with some suspenseful situations.
Book is a good, quick read but it didn’t leave me wanting to stay up late to finish it.
Minka Kent's Best Novel Yet!
When I saw a book by Minka Kent was a Kindle First selection this month, I had to look no further. The choice was easy for me.
This is Ms. Kent's third novel and I have read all three. I thought this was a vast improvement over the first two. She has grown immensely as a writer and it is clear to me that she will continue to improve and write entertaining thrillers.
The Thinnest Air tells the story of Meredith, who has gone missing while she is in the middle of a troubling marriage to a wealthy, controlling, much older man. Her car is found at a grocery store parking lot with the key in the ignition and her cell and wallet. There is no sign of foul play. What could have happened? How does a woman simply vanish with no clues? It has to be the husband, right? The story alternates chapters from the point of view of Meredith and her sister, Greer who is desperately trying to find out what happened.
As an avid reader of suspense novels, this one kept me guessing. There were several different scenarios I imagined could have happened and I wasn't sure which one was correct until it was revealed. I will anxiously await the next novel from this author who is emerging as a leader in the thriller genre. Recommended.