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The Missing : The Gripping Psychological Thriller That's Got Everyone Talking...

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`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... "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 SCREAMshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 32mm | 330g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • AVON, a division of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0008118051
  • 9780008118051
  • 62,332

About C. L. Taylor

C.L. Taylor lives in Bristol with her partner andson. She started writing fiction in 2005 and hershort stories have won several awards and havebeen published by a variety of literary andwomen's magazines. C.L. Taylor was voted asone of the Bestselling Adult Fiction Debut Authorsof 2014 in The Bookseller.show more

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Praise for The Missing: `No one does broken families and friendships like Cally Taylor and The Missing is no exception."Sarah HilaryAuthor of SOMEONE ELSE'S SKIN `Kept me guessing till the end' SUN `As with all her books, C. L. Taylor delivers real pace, and it's a story that keeps calling the reader back - so much so that I read it from cover to cover in one day'Rachel Abbott, author of SLEEP TIGHT `Shocking' S Magazine *Must Haves* `An emotionally charged and heartbreaking read, C.L. Taylor is fast becoming the Queen of the dark domestic drama' S.J.I. Holliday `Dark, twisty and utterly gripping. Each time I thought I'd worked out what was going on, my expectations were turned on their head. I absolutely loved it!' Lucy Clarke, author of THE BLUE `Kept me guessing all the way through to the brilliant end. This story of a mother trying to hold her family's lives together whilst desperately searching for her missing son, had me gripped, unsettled, wrong-footed and ultimately hugely satisfied'Amanda Jennings, author of IN HER WAKE `WOW. Her best one yet! Absolutely could not put it down - brilliant!' Lucy Diamond "Dark, utterly gripping and had me ripping through the pages."Jenny BlackhurstAuthor of HOW I LOST YOU "C.L. Taylor is the Queen of Just-One-More-Chapter Lit. I devoured this compelling novel about the secrets and lies at the dark heart of family life."Tammy CohenAuthor of FIRST ONE MISSING "Another winner from the hugely talented CL Taylor. The Missing is clever, twisty and a joy to read. The ending took my breath away."Mark EdwardsAuthor of FOLLOW YOU HOME `Secrets and lies within a family can be devious as well as heartbreaking. The Missing explores these themes brilliantly - a dark and gripping read that engrossed me from start to finish'Mel Sherratt, author of THE ESTATE series "Utterly compulsive reading"Marnie RichesAuthor of The GIRL WHO WOULDN'T DIE `Stunning! Her best yet'Louise Douglas, author of THE SECRET BY THE LAKEshow more

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4,530 ratings
3.88 out of 5 stars
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4 37% (1,697)
3 25% (1,112)
2 6% (261)
1 2% (84)
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