Monday’s Not Coming // missing child mystery

Monday’s Not Coming sucked me in and had me reeling the entire time.

Truth: I totally turned the book over and skimmed the last few chapters to brace myself because, like, that’s what I need to survive certain stories sometimes. Like, I almost always look up TV spoilers to prepare myself emotionally and mentally for any potential deaths or major plotquakes.

Plus: I had a sour feeling that this story was going south, quick — that Monday’s disappearance was going to be disturbing and difficult for me to handle had I not. Gotta watch my mental health, after all.

I had trouble keeping up with…

  • Time jumps because, unfortunately, this book relies heavily on specific time jumping headers — “[Name of month]”, “The Before”, “The After”, “One Year Before the Before”.
  • The lack of chapter numbers, because the chapters follow the titles listed above to instead denote time.
  • Tense used. It varied between past and present.

Overall, I loved it.

Monday’s Not Coming was such a thrill to read, but then I’m naturally fascinated with abductions/missing people stories, especially when it comes to children.

Monday’s Not Coming // missing child mysteryMonday's Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson
Published by Katherine Tegen Books on 23 April, 2019
Genres: Coming-of-age, Crime, Fiction, LGBTQ+, Mental health, Mystery, Romance, Suspense, Thriller, Young adult
# pages: 435
Format: Paperback
Source: Amazon

Leave a comment

Comments on this post

The title reminds me of the film, What Happened to Monday? Great film, btw. I just looked up the synopsis for this book and I must say it is very interesting. I’ll be sure to add it to my embarrassingly long list of books I want to read.

Reply to this »

Yes! That was my thought when I saw the book. I loved the film, though the ending was a bit whack/confusing/odd AF.

This book was def worth my time, so I hope you enjoy it!

Reply to this »