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Losing You

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Losing You is a nail-biter of a thriller from the bestselling author, Nicci French

The clock is ticking - and the search hasn't even begun . . .

Nina Landry has given up city life for the isolated community of Sandling Island, lying off the bleak east coast of England. At night the wind howls. Sometimes they are cut off by the incoming tide. For Nina though it is home. It is safe.

But when Nina's teenage daughter Charlie fails to return from a sleepover on the day they're due to go on holiday, the island becomes a different place altogether. A place of secrets and suspicions. Where no one - friends, neighbours or the police - believes Nina's instinctive fear that her daughter is in terrible danger. Alone, she undergoes a frantic search for Charlie. And as day turns to night, she begins to doubt not just whether they'll leave the island for their holiday - but whether they will ever leave it again.

Praise for Nicci French:

'Nicci French's sophisticated, compassionate and gripping crime novels stand head and shoulders above the competition. No one understands human psychological frailty better. No one writes better about grief, love, fear or emotional damage. Not many books are as insightful as they are addictive; Nicci French's are,' Sophie Hannah

'You live through every nail-biting minute' Guardian

'A brilliantly crafted new crime series' Daily Mirror

'Terrific. The writing is pacy, the jaw-dropping twists are plentiful' Short List

'One of French's hardest-to-put-down novels' Sunday Express

'French is undeniably at the top of British psychological suspense writing, expert in the unguessable twist, supremely skilled at ratcheting up the tension' Observer

'A nerve-jangling and addictive read' Daily Express
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Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 26mm | 298g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141035412
  • 9780141035413
  • 157,796

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 “Engrossing.”—"PUBLISHERS WEEKLY "(STARRED REVIEW)It’s the morning of Nina Landry’s fortieth birthday. She’s supposed to have her kids ready to leave for the Christmas holidays with her new boyfriend. But her fifteen-year-old daughter, Charlie, is not yet home. She spent the night at a friend’s, and now she is nowhere to be found. As time passes slower and slower by the hour, Nina’s worry builds to panic. “Unusually emotive.”—Salon.com Has Charlie run away, or has something worse happened? And why won’t anyone—not the cops, not Charlie’s friends, not Charlie’s father—take her disappearance seriously? As day turns to night and a series of ominous revelations leads Nina from sickening suspicion to blood-chilling certainty, she comes to the desperate realization that she has no one to turn to…but herself.“The pace and tension accelerate as the identity of Charlie’s abductor remains deliciously uncertain.”—"Library Journal"
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Review quote

"Lose yourself in this smart nail-biter of a tale about a mother's desperate search for her missing teenage daughter."-"People "magazine

"A seamless first-person account...This engrossing read captures the importance of the often overlooked and underappreciated minutiae of everyday life while commanding a deeply personal reaction in readers."-"Publishers Weekly "(starred review)

"What gives "Losing You" its chief distinction...is its unusually emotive color and its flinty protagonist.... Nina is the parent we'd all like to be under duress, and I find I've become nearly as protective of her as she is of her daughter."-Salon.com

"The pace and tension accelerate as the identity of Charlie's abductor remains deliciously uncertain. This is a quick, enjoyable read."-"Library Journal"

"[French] renders psychological chillers that manage to generate great susp "Lose yourself in this smart nail-biter of a tale about a mother's desperate search for her missing teenage daughter."--"People "magazine"A seamless first-person account...This engrossing read captures the importance of the often overlooked and underappreciated minutiae of everyday life while commanding a deeply personal reaction in readers."--"Publishers Weekly "(starred review)

"What gives "Losing You" its chief distinction...is its unusually emotive color and its flinty protagonist.... Nina is the parent we'd all like to be under duress, and I find I've become nearly as protective of her as she is of her daughter."--Salon.com

"The pace and tension accelerate as the identity of Charlie's abductor remains deliciously uncertain. This is a quick, enjoyable read."--"Library Journal"

"[French] renders psychological chillers that manage to generate great suspense... This latest offering is sure to keep readers furiously flipping pages through the night."--"Booklist"

"The novel's greatest strength is its cool-eyed portrait of an English village"--"The Washington Post"

"Nicci French know[s] exactly how to maintain the tension...You live through every nail-biting minute."--"The Guardian"

"The heart pounds from the first page...This is a book that keeps you reading into the small hours."
--"The Observer" (UK) Praise for Nicci French
"Nicci French . . . know[s] exactly how to maintain the tension . . . You live through every nail-biting minute."
--"The Guardian" (UK) on "Losing You"
"They have mastered suspense . . . The heart pounds from the first page . . . This is a book that keeps you reading into the small hours."
--"The Observer" (UK) on "Losing You"
"Nicci French has become synonymous with suspense."
--"New York Daily News" on "Catch Me When I Fall"
"Nicci French is a specialist in the kind of evil that burrows from within."
--"The New York Times Book Review" on "Secret Smile"
"Suspenseful from the start and ending with a brilliant twist."
--"People," "Page-turner of the Week," on "The Red Room"
"Genuine chills and page-turning suspense."
--"Entertainment Weekly" on "Land of the Living"
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About Nicci French

Nicci French is the pseudonym for the writing partnership of journalists Nicci Gerrard and Sean French. The couple are married and live in Suffolk. There are fourteen other bestselling novels by Nicci French, all published by Penguin. Blue Monday was the first thrilling story in the Frieda Klein series, followed by Tuesday's Gone, Waiting for Wednesday, Thursday's Child, Friday on My Mind and Saturday Requiem. Twitter @FrenchNicci www.niccifrench.co.uk http://www.facebook.com/NicciFrenchOfficialPage
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Rating details

2,599 ratings
3.6 out of 5 stars
5 19% (492)
4 36% (935)
3 34% (893)
2 8% (219)
1 2% (60)
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