The Three Beths

The Three Beths

by Jeff Abbott

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Overview

From New York Times bestselling writer Jeff Abbott, a psychologically intense and emotionally gripping new suspense novel about a daughter's desperate search for her missing mother—one that may lead her closer to home than she ever anticipated.

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 for the past year—on the other side of a crowded food court, Mariah's conviction becomes stronger than ever. Or is she losing her mind?

An unlikely coincidence?
When Beth Dunning disappeared without a trace, suspicion for her murder-despite the lack of a body or any physical evidence-immediately fell upon Mariah's father. Until Mariah stumbles upon two other recent disappearances from Lakehaven. And all three women had the same name: Beth.

Or a sinister connection?
Mariah would give anything to find out what happened to her mother, and clear her father's name. But the truth may be more devastating than she could have imagined...

Jeff Abbott once again proves why he's "one of the best thriller writers in the business" (Associated Press) with this twisty new novel.


"I could not tear myself away from Jeff Abbott's mesmerizing, gripping, and claustrophobic novel. BLAME is the perfect blend of complex characters, plot twists galore, and great psychological suspense. Don't miss it."
Harlan Coben, #1 New York Times bestselling author, on Blame

"Jeff Abbott is a remarkable writer and storyteller, and brings his skills to the realm of psychological suspense with this absolutely captivating book. Emotionally compelling, tense and packed with shocking plot twists, this book makes me have to use a word I hate: Unputdownable. I loved it."
Alison Gaylin, USA Today bestselling author, on Blame

"Blame is a masterful suspense novel, full of dread, lies, and deceptions. Abbott is one of our finest writers, and Blame takes his talents to new levels. Sinister and twisting, this is hands-down the best book you'll read—and re-read—this year. Absolutely top-notch."
J.T. Ellison, New York Times bestselling author, on Blame

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538728680
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 10/29/2019
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 494,668
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Jeff Abbott is the New York Times bestselling author of eighteen novels. He is the winner of an International Thriller Writers Award (for the Sam Capra thriller The Last Minute) and is a three-time nominee for the Edgar award. He lives in Austin with his family. You can visit his website at JeffAbbott.com.

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The Three Beths 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It’s a very easy read and a page turner for a novice reader. I tried to figure it out the entire read and couldn’t get it completely figured out. So, this was a first read that really surprised me in the end. I would suggest it for a well written mystery. Enjoy! I did!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellant as usual
Anonymous 12 days ago
Outstanding book. I was captivated by the story the whole way through. Will read more from Jeff Abbot books. Highly recommend.
Anonymous 19 days ago
this could if been 100 pages less and had been jyst as good and nit drawn out .still a good book
KrittersRamblings 24 days ago
Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings Mariah Dunning's mother vanished over a year ago and she has searched endlessly to find her and bring her home safely. When she thought all clues had come up short she meets a a guy who is into unsolved crimes and sends her down a path she could have never predicted. Could her mother's disappearance have something to do with the disappearance of another Beth? I always love a book where the person hunting down the clues is an amateur. I appreciate their innocence of following a clue that ends in a dead end and then when the case finally breaks open it is overwhelmingly exciting. I like these types of mysteries because I feel as though I am on the same playing field as the main character, they don't have any extra detective skills that I do not!
Caroles_Random_Life More than 1 year ago
I thought that this was really good. I decided to pick this one up because I was in the mood for a good mystery and I have been wanting to read Jeff Abbott's writing. Once I started reading this book, I was hooked. I wanted to know what had happened to these three Beths and I wanted to see their families find the answers they needed. This was a mystery that turned out to be quite the page-turner. Mariah's mother has been gone a long time. Nobody has seen her and her body has not been found but Mariah knows that her mother would have never just left and despite with the community thinks, Mariah knows that her father couldn't have killed her. After Mariah sees who she thinks is her mother at the mall, she starts to do whatever she can to try to find out what actually happened. When she learns that another Beth went missing around the same time as her mother, she finds herself unraveling a mystery that is much larger than she could have expected. I liked the characters in this book. Mariah and her father have both been through so much since her mother disappeared. The town is convinced that Mariah's father is responsible for Beth's disappearance so they are dealing with the unknown, their grief, and harassment from the community. I completely understood why Mariah felt the need to try to solve this mystery on her own because the police only seemed to be interested in looking at her father. I will say that some of the things that Mariah does during her quest to find out what happened to her mother made me cringe just a bit. I thought that the mystery in this story was very well done. There were plenty of twists and turns that kept things interesting. The mystery was very complex with a lot of elements that started to fit together piece by piece as the book progressed. There were a few developments that I was able to predict but there were many surprises along the way. I was kind of surprised that the bulk of the story seemed to be focused on the second Beth but eventually everything came together. I would recommend this book to others. I found the book to be a well-plotted and complex mystery filled with plenty of twists and turns to keep the pages turning. I hope to read more from Jeff Abbott soon! I received a review copy of this book from Grand Central Publishing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
a+real+page+turner.+Loved+it++
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book will definitely read more from this author
Twink More than 1 year ago
The Three Beths is Jeff Abbott's newest book. Mariah Dunning's mother disappeared a year ago. Law enforcement is sure that her father has killed her, but has yet to prove it. One day while at the mall, Mariah is sure she sees her mother at the food court - and she redoubles her efforts to find her. And her search turns up another woman named Beth who has also disappeared. And going by the title, you know there's another. The Three Beths is a busy book with many twists and turns throughout. Now, I appreciate a complicated plot, but I have to say that I found this busyness somewhat off putting as the book progressed. It was too much - too many coincidences, easily explained (but not always believable) turns and somewhat repetitive scenes and dialogue. (I started keeping track of how many times someone said they were going to 'call the police'. Many times) But, I kept reading 'til the end as I wanted to know if the Beths were alive and if there was a connection between them. The (implausible) ending twist? Had that pegged long before the reveal. I found I couldn't get on board with Mariah. I found her annoying, rather than engaging. The other characters were overdrawn caricatures - especially the police chief. I had higher hopes for The Three Beths, but it was a bit of a miss for me.