The Missing

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Ebury Publishing, Oct 31, 2011 - Fiction - 496 pages
18 Reviews

Jenny Shepherd is twelve years old and missing...

Her teacher, Sarah Finch, knows better than most that the chances of finding her alive are diminishing with every day she is gone.

As a little girl her older brother had gone out to play one day and never returned. The strain of never knowing what has happened to Charlie had ripped Sarah's family apart. Now in her early twenties, she is back living at home, trapped with a mother who drinks too much and keeps her brother's bedroom as a shrine to his memory.

Then, horrifically, it is Sarah who finds Jenny's body, beaten and abandoned in the woods near her home. As she's drawn into the police investigation and the heart of a media storm, Sarah's presence arouses suspicion too. But it not just the police who are watching her...

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User Review  - Meera - Goodreads

This was a real page turner and I couldn't put it down, but unfortunately the ending was very silly. This is the first book by this author, and although I think it shows promise, its a bit like she ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sonja - Intellectual Badass - Goodreads

8.75 'The Missing' is an ordinary thriller with lots of crime. I like that a lot happens in the novel, it is exciting and thrilling, as a thriller must be. Unexpected things occur throughout the whole ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

“All my criminal elements have some basis in reality, no matter how awful they may be. Nothing is completely farfetched.” Jane Casey

Crime is a family affair for Jane Casey. Married to a criminal barrister, she has a unique insight into the brutal underbelly of urban life, from the smell of a police cell to the darkest motives of a serial killer.

This gritty realism has made her books international bestsellers and critical successes; while D.C. Maeve Kerrigan has quickly become one of the most popular characters in crime fiction.

Four times shortlisted for the Irish Crime Novel of the Year Award as well as the Mary Higgins Clark Award, Jane has been recently longlisted for the CWA Dagger in the Library Award.

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