Missing by Kelley Armstrong
Publisher: Atom
Goodreads Summary: 
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?
Rating: 4 Stars
Winter Crane lives in Reeve's end, a small Kentucky town everyone wants to escape. She has dreams of leaving for medical school and never coming back. When she finds an injured boy in the woods, she becomes enmeshed in a darker plan. There is a stalker out for her, taunting her at every step. Will she unravel the puzzle before it's too late?

Missing had me hooked from the first sentence. It's well written and planned out. I especially liked the plot twist at the end; while I sort of guessed it right, it turned out more sinister than I thought. The characters have interesting personalities that add to the story.

Winter is a logical girl who is a little lonely. She has no one to trust, not since her sister left Winter and her drunk dad Bert. In Jude I see a boy whose perspective of the world changed when he found out a family secret. He craves validation but is defensive, afraid to be hurt. These two and the other characters ensure Missing isn't just a story about some boring teenagers, these characters have a lot of emotional depth.

Now, why didn't I rate this book five stars if I love it so much, you ask? Simple. While I enjoyed Missing, there weren't any standout features that made it an exceptional book. Also, I managed to predict quite a few of the plot twists which was a bit of a downer, even if I was in suspense for most of the book.

This book is yet another example of how amazing a writer Kelley Armstrong is. The mystery is enticing and draws you in, daring you to read on. Each character has traits which make them stand out. Everyone who loves Kelley Armstrong will be delighted to read Missing.
Purchase Location: Borrowed From Library
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Recommended for: Fans of mystery and Kelley Armstrong.