The Thinnest Air by Minka Kent

The Thinnest Air

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 be...

Details The Thinnest Air

TitleThe Thinnest Air
Release DateJul 1st, 2018
PublisherThomas & Mercer
GenreThriller, Fiction, Mystery, Suspense

Reviews The Thinnest Air

  • Stacy Kirkpatrick-Marlton
    Advanced Reading Copy For an Honest ReviewSuspense is definitely in my top two favorite Genres, but it is so hard sometimes to find a good suspense thriller, BUT every single time I see Minka Kent is coming out with a new book I get so excited because I know it will be amazing. I have yet to read anything by this author that is less than stellar.This story goes back in forth between the past and present as the mystery of what happened to Meredith...
  • Lori
    I'm glad this was a free book. With all of the five-star reviews, I wonder if I didn't miss something, but, there was nothing original in this book. It was full of clichés and stereotypes, and it wasn't very well-written.
  • Laura
    2.5 StarsWell this was my freebie for the month of June and I wasn't all that impressed. This was ok but just barely. At first I really couldn't stand either one of the sisters. I thought that they both came across as spoiled and self centered. I thought the dialogue was pretty terrible at the start too. Especially the dialogue between Greer and Andrew. It was so unnatural and awkward but also flat and boring. As the story progressed, those thing...
  • Lady Delacour
    The first half of book was bad.The second half was even worse.Listened with TTSNot Clean. Crude and Foul Language.
  • babsi
    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 ...
  • Linda Barrett
    This book is fantastic and I couldn't put it down once I started reading it. I binge read it in an afternoon and even though I needed to know what had happened to Meredith I didn't want it to end.The storyline flows really well and hooks you in from the beginning of the book and doesn't let you go till you read the end.This book gave me a plethora of emotions that will stay with me for some time.I'm so glad I found the very talented author Minka ...
  • Katy Askeland
    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 g...
  • RedRedtheycallmeRed
    This was an easy Kindle First pick for me, as I read "The Perfect Roommate" by this author earlier this year and enjoyed it. I'm in the midst of reading "The Terror" by Dan Simmons and needed a break to read something lighter (though I'm not sure what it says about me that I consider a book about a missing woman who has possibly been murdered the lighter choice).It's a fast paced book that's not overly long, I read this in an afternoon. Each chap...
  • Chelsey Burch
    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. Also, (view spoiler)[the bad guy being Ronan...
  • Alicia Bailey
    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 b...
  • Kylie
    .I was kind of disappointed when we found out who the true “bad guy” was. I had hoped for something a little less cliche.That being said I actually quite enjoyed this book. I liked the back and forth in time frame, and characters POV. That’s one of my favorite ways to read these thriller/suspense type books.Like always, about the last 20% is my favorite as that’s when the action really picks up. I wouldn’t hate having a novella to follo...
  • Mandy
    2.5 starsThe chapters bounce between Meredith and Greer’s point of view (months leading up to Meredith’s disappearance and present day). I actually did like the back and forth POV, but the story itself fell flat to me and I didn’t feel any attachment to the characters (I found myself getting annoyed with them). There were brief moments of suspense, but nothing that left me holding my breath or surprised.
  • Sheri
    This was definitely a wonderful, fast paced thriller! I love the bond between Greer and her younger sister Meridith. the way she was bond and determined to find her. such interesting relationships in this book. Love, lust, obsession all come together and intertwine, affecting all of the key characters. I can't recommend this book enough!
  • Jool
    A five star psychological thriller!!! I really like author Minka Kent. She really writes some page-turners and this was no exception. Also, the book keeps you guessing as to who the kidnapper could actually be. I really recommend this book! This book was free with Amazon Prime - they offer your choice of one free book per month out of a list of four. I am SO glad I chose this one!
  • Kristy
    Despite the 3-star rating, I actually liked this. It just wasn't the "twisting novel of psychological suspense" that I was hoping for.
  • Lynda L Andress
    What a twist.....Enjoyed reading. Held my interest so much that I read it in one seating. Great story! Love to read more of your books if they are as good as this one.
  • Patricia King
    Ms. Kent never fails to astound me. Her thriller novels draw the reader in and keeps them there until the end. This is yet another novel that I predict will be on the screen someday. It has that made for television flare. Engrossing, mesmerizing, fast paced story line with the novelty of a small, ski town in the mountains of Utah.The story is about a young, beautiful woman, who was raised by her older sister. Hence, a bond developed between Mered...
  • Kristin
    A few years ago, Meredith married a wealthy, older man. Now, just as she's about to come into money of her own, she's missing. Her sister Greer is trying to find her, perhaps even harder than the police.I don't know if this is some sort of trend, but I've noticed so many characters in thrillers are downright unlikeable. I'm all for throwing in some suspicious people to keep me guessing, but that doesn't mean every last person should lack redeemab...
  • Zann
    The build up was pretty good and I really liked Greer, but then I thought the ending was rushed. And the big reveal as to who was the kidnapper? Well what I'd imagined was far more interesting than what was actually revealed...the who, the why, the how was kind of ordinary. I wanted this book to be more psychologically twisted than it actually was.SPOILERS BELOW **Also, I wanted to know: 1) What was the falling out between Meredith and Allison ab...
  • Alfred J. Coscia
    Twists of Secrets, Minds, and Hearts Are Woven BrilliantlyThis book is truly captivating and I couldn't put it down, so I read it in one sitting. I am an avid reader and suspense/thriller novels are my favorite to read. Minka Kent is a gift to readers and possessed of an immeasurable talent. This was very layered, exploring the many kinds of love, and what we will do for those we love. It is an intense read and paced very well. I especially liked...
  • Roxanne Ong
    Read as a Kindle First pick - as a keen suspense mystery reader - I found this book to be quiet easy to read and finished it in an afternoon - I was also keen to find out "who dunnit". I enjoyed the flow of the book with chapters in Meredith and greers perspective - changing the narrative and viewpoints on how the story unfolded. And I was surprised as it unfolded who actually did it & on this point was kept in suspense throughout the story. I wo...
  • Gloria Bernal
    3.5 starsUnlikable characters, (except for Greer) but the writing grabs you right off the bat and keeps you vested in the outcome. The publisher’s description states that Meredith, the main character, has two “lovely” stepchildren but that isn’t true. They are horrid to their stepmother and have not been taught any manners. They are spoiled rotten rich kids with foul mouths and weird names like Isabeau and Calder, meant to be a cut “abo...
  • Patiscynical
    Mediocre...(smirk)Some reviews mentioned the author's repetitive use of certain words and phrases, particularly the word 'smirk'. Hey, it's only used 25 times.Yes, there were a lot of repetitive words, and the characters did use a lot of the same actions, ' he dragged his hand over his face', 'his lips pulled back over his teeth', etc.This is narrated by the two sisters, Meredith, who is missing, and Greer, her older sister who is determined to f...
  • Carol Boyer
    Where is Meredith? A car door left wide open, keys, and purse on the seat of Meredith's car but she has vanished. Who is the kidnapper? Meredith's husband Andrew, is a man with changing moods who dotes on his wife, giving her all that his wealth provided, designer clothes, expensive spa treatments which provides him with the attention he craves with a beautiful sexy wife on his arm. Greer, disliked her sister's husband and his controlling ways an...
  • Jennifer Oslowski
    4.5/5 stars! I have been a fan of this author ever since her debut novel, "The Memory Watcher". This is her third book now and she has yet to disappoint. Fast becoming one of my favorites! Once I started this book, I had to finish and find out what happened to Meredith. This was not an obvious "who done it" as there are several characters that leave us questioning their intentions. The author did a great job on casting doubt on each one of the me...
  • Amanda Morris
    First of all, thank you to the publisher and the author for the advanced copy.This wasn't a bad book. The plot was okay but there was a fundamental flaw. (view spoiler)[I knew from the beginning that her husband couldn't be the perp because he was so obviously set up to be suspicious. Filthy rich, much older, a bit possessive, and not showing a lot of emotion when she disappeared. With obvious red flags like that broadcast from the beginning, it ...
  • Christine Lowe
    Good Choice For June's First ReadMeredith and her older sister Greer didn't have a conventional childhood. Greer always took care Meredith and Meredith knew she could always count on her big sister. Their bond was strong. Against everyone's advice, Meredith married a wealthy man twice her age. Her life seems perfect. Why did she disappear? Her car is found with the door open , keys in the ignition and purse on the seat.This is Minka Kent's third ...
  • Melanie
    ARC in exchange for an honest review:I loved Minka Kent since stumbling upon The Memory Watcher. She writes with a fresh voice and astute attention to detail and The Thinnest Air was no exception. I finished this book in less than 24 hours. I am usually pretty on my toes when it comes to “who dunnit” but I have to admit, I misstepped with this book! Meredith and Greer are sisters with an interesting dynamic- based on their age difference, the...
  • Heather
    Fun and suspenseful. I feel like the writing could be a bit smoother. It felt a little clunky in places, but overall an enjoyable read. As a side note, I think the author's definition of feminism may be a bit off. Several times, one of the characters is referred to as a feminist as explanation for certain actions and views; however, the actions and views are not remotely feminist. For example, one of his reasons for disliking another character ha...