Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers UK
Date: April 2016
Duration: 9 hours 47 minutes
'The Missing has a delicious sense of foreboding from the first page, luring us into the heart of a family with terrible secrets and making us wait, with pounding hearts for the final, agonizing twist. Loved it'
Fiona Barton, Author of THE WIDOW
You love your family. They make you feel safe. You trust them.
But should you...?
'A twisty-turny psychological thriller ... Well-written, pacy and gripping' Fabulous
When fifteen-year-old Billy Wilkinson goes missing in the middle of the night, his mother, Claire, blames herself. She's not the only one. There isn't a single member of Billy's family that doesn't feel guilty. But the Wilkinsons are so used to keeping secrets from one another that it isn't until six months later, after an appeal for information goes horribly wrong, that the truth begins to surface.
Claire is sure of two things - that Billy is still alive and that her friends and family had nothing to do with his disappearance.
A mother's instinct is never wrong. Or is it?
Sometimes those closest to us are the ones with the most to hide...
With an Afterword read by the author, C.L. Taylor.
'I was grabbed by this book from the first page and read the ending with an open mouth. I wish I could unread it so that I could go back and discover it again. Brilliant!'
Angela Marsons, Author of SILENT SCREAM