“The Missing Hours” by Julia Dahl

Genre: Mystery/Thrillers The Missing hours.
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Pub. Date: September 14, 2021

To start with, I have been reviewing mystery and thrillers lately. I have yet to like one. Maybe it is me. Here, a female freshman at NYU is missing. She is the privileged daughter of a famous family. To be fair, the author does not hold back any punches when describing a sexual/rape video of the young woman that goes viral. You will feel the young woman’s physical pain as well as her humiliation. The author lost me with the unbelievable revenge scenes.  If anyone knows of a literary thriller such as The “Talented Mr. Ripley,” by Patricia Highsmith, please let me know.

I received this Advance Review Copy (ARC) novel from the publisher at no cost in exchange for an honest review.

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8 thoughts on ““The Missing Hours” by Julia Dahl

  1. I also got back into reading thrillers recently. Only read one so far. It was ok – but not mind-blowing. Now I’m reading The Maidens by Alex Michaelides. Hopefully that will be good as I’ve heard many good things about his debut, The Silent Patient.

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      1. I didn’t like The Maidens. 😐 It was a two star read for me. But I read your review on The Silent Patient. Alicia Berenson and Theo Faber appear in The Maidens (they are not relevant to the main plot though).


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