The Three Beths

Author: Jeff Abbott
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Gere: Mystery
Source:  Kristin of Kritters Ramblings


Goodreads:  My mom would never leave me.

This has been Mariah Dunning’s motto. Her compass. Her belief. So when she glimpses her mother–who’s been missing and presumed dead for the past two years–on the other side of a crowded food court, Mariah’s conviction becomes stronger than ever. Or is she losing her mind?

Her mother disappeared without a trace and–even without a body or any physical evidence–suspicion for her murder immediately fell upon Mariah’s father, leaving both father and daughter ostracized from their close-knit community.

Until one day, Mariah stumbles upon the fact that two other women have also disappeared recently from Lakehaven. And all three women had the same name: Beth.

Is it merely an unlikely coincidence? Or is there a deeper, sinister connection between the three Beths?

Mariah would give anything to find out what happened to her mother. But the truth may be worse than she could have imagined…

Ope’s Opinion: This had an amazing start, then took a while to take off for me.  There were a lot of people to meet and a lot of clues to figure out – which ones lead somewhere and which ones were dead ends. 

This book is a who done it – not graphic gore or unnecessary details.  Just a constant move in the direction of the person responsible for the death.  The path has twists and I did not figure it out much before it was revealed – even then I wasn’t totally positive.

I am not a fan of civilians doing the detective work that the police could not figure out. It doesn’t feel real for me.  The ending wrapped things up, but I am not sure I liked how they ended.