• The Three Beths

  • By: Jeff Abbott
  • Narrated by: Ellen Archer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (142 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From New York Times best-selling 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. 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. 

©2018 Jeff Abbott (P)2018 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"Abbott's perfectly-paced thriller catches literary fire, crackling along with a nicely-meshed Jason Bourne-I Know What You Did Last Summer vibe.... Abbott, a deft and nimble writer, skillfully steers us through small-community pettinesses and pressures, as well as, yes, the dark evil that lurks - all too often, it seems - deep in suburban territory." (The Seattle Review of Books)

"If you like Harlan Coben, read this book. Taut, twisty, and elegantly-written, with an ending you won't see coming." (Sarah Pekkanen, best-selling author of The Perfect Neighbors)

"[A] tense psychological thriller.... The unconventional plot, the constant surprises, and above all the psychological depth of the characters all make this a first-rate crime novel." (Kirkus Reviews)

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2 Beths & a 3rd

This book was pretty good, story held my interest and there were twists and turns I didn’t see but there were also as many that I did see coming. In general, this was a decent mystery/suspense. The only thing that didn’t make this book on the level of great was that Mariah, the protagonist, had absolutely zero difficulties when it came to accessing info and data that helped her unravel the mysteries that surrounded her mother’s disappearance. In reality, most of the things she was able to accomplish and act on would’ve been nearly impossible. Some examples: she so easily got practical strangers and people she just met to literally confess and reveal secrets to her; she also so easily obtained confidential company and personal info upon request or threats that would’ve in reality, landed her in significant trouble; people always just happened to be already logged into accounts when she happened upon their laptops and happened to not be home with the door unlocked; or she can guess passwords with 2 attempts. I don’t mean that everything should always be a struggle, but it makes a story more believable if events unfolded more realistically. This didn’t necessarily hinder the story but I definitely rolled my eyes a few time thinking “of course she was able to do that”. I know I’m just being a really tough critic, but I recently listened to a lot of solid mystery/thrillers so my threshold between good and great has a large discrepancy – but I did enjoy this book and I’ve listened to one of the author’s other books and equally liked it.

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So good!

I found Jeff Abbott by mistake while looking at a book exchange table we had in a call center that I worked in. I started with Panic and loved it. I stuggle to read because I struggle with focus but I couldn't stop reading it so I was excited to try another. The Three Beths was my second read from him and it was so so good. I didnt see the end coming.. until the end. He's very good with the mystery and misdirection. This is so very worth the money and time!

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Ridiculous!

I have a really bad habit of making myself finish a book once I have read past the half-way point. Thank goodness the narration was excellent because I found myself laughing out loud over the ridiculous dialogue, characters and “plot twists”. What a waste of my time and the talents of a good narrator. My advice—don’t waste your time!

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Loved it!

This was the first Jeff Abbott book I’ve ever read/listened to and absolutely loved it! I was totally sucked in the entire time! A must read if you ask me!

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AWESOME!

Hated for this book to end. I cared about all the characters and story was intriguing. Can't wait for his next book.

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The Three Beths

Abbott never ceases to amaze me with his creations. They are spell binding and leave you guessing at every turn. He has become one of my favorite authors.

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no! just plain no!!

The conversations and interactions between characters were just laughably unreal. so I could never get lost in the joy of listening to a story because I kept saying to myself this is ridiculous this would never happen in real life. people don't talk to this way in real life. The characters and dialogue just totally lacked credibility.

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I didn't love it tho I did finish. just couldn't believe the daughter and the other characters almost as shallow.

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Good book

This book had a lot of twists to the point it was driving me crazy but in a good way. Kept me wanting to listen.