Missing Person

Missing Person : 'I can feel sorry sometimes when a books ends. Missing Person was one of those books' - Stephen King

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'You know, I can feel sorry sometimes when a books ends . Missing Person by Sarah Lotz was one of those books. It marries a story about internet groups that search for missing persons and dead bodies to an Agatha Christie novel and it worked. I just love the characters. (...) I enjoyed that book very much' - Stephen King

'The finest thriller I've read in years . . . completely unputdownable' - Sunday Times bestselling author Sarah Pinborough on The Three

Missing-linc.com comprises a group of misfit sleuths scattered across the States. Their macabre passion is giving names to the unidentified dead. When Ellie Caine starts investigating the corpse known as the Boy in the Dress, the Boy's killer decides to join the group. The closer they get to the truth, the closer he will get to them.

The Boy was Teddy Ryan. He was meant to have been killed in a car crash in the west of Ireland in 1989. Only he wasn't. There is no grave in Galway and Teddy was writing letters from New York a year after he supposedly died. But one night he met a man in a Minnesota bar and vanished off the face of the earth.

Teddy's nephew, Shaun, is no hero, but he is determined to solve the thirty-year-old mystery. He joins forces with the disparate members of Missing-linc to hunt down the killer. The only problem: the killer will be with them every step of the way . . .

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Further praise for Sarah Lotz

'Hard to put down and vastly entertaining' - Stephen King on The Three

'A roller-coaster ride with intriguing psychological depth' - Crime Fiction Lover

'Lotz excels at making you feel like you're there' - Publishers Weekly
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Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 152 x 232 x 44mm | 588g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1473624630
  • 9781473624634
  • 1,289,511

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A chillingly effective and haunting tale * Sci-Fi Bulletin * A roller-coaster ride with intriguing psychological depth * Crime Fiction Lover * Lotz excels at making you feel like you're there and her flawed lead sympathetic * Publishers Weekly * I really enjoyed it. It's taut, tense, modern and clever. A terrifying set up that's horribly believable and literally unputdownable. * Ali Knight, author of Before I Find You * Hard to put down and vastly entertaining * Stephen King * Praise for Sarah Lotz I really enjoyed it. It's taut, tense, modern and clever. A terrifying set up that's horribly believable and literally unputdownable * Ali Knight, author of Before I Find You * Sarah Lotz's utterly absorbing and (...) everything I look for in a novel: vivid, arresting prose, a thrilling story, and unforgettable characters * Elizabeth Little, bestselling author of Dear Daughter * You know, I can feel sorry sometimes when a books ends . Missing Person by Sarah Lotz was one of those books. It marries a story about internet groups that search for missing persons and dead bodies to an Agatha Christie novel and it worked. I just love the characters. I like books about people with strong bonds and friendship. It had that for me. I enjoyed that book very much. * Stephen King * Praise for Missing Person * : *
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About Sarah Lotz

Sarah Lotz is a screenwriter and novelist who pens novels under the name S.L Grey with author Louis Greenberg; YA novels with her daughter, as Lily Herne; and is one third of pseudonymous author Helena S. Paige. Lauren Beukes calls her 'a natural-born storyteller. Like the hand reaching up from the dark well, she'll drag you into her thrall. You'll come up gasping.' Sarah lives in England with her family and other animals.
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592 ratings
3.71 out of 5 stars
5 19% (115)
4 44% (261)
3 28% (164)
2 6% (35)
1 3% (17)
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