The Missing Years

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Penguin, Apr 23, 2019 - Fiction - 384 pages
The French Girl captivated readers with a twisting tale of psychological suspense. Now author Lexie Elliott heads to the foothills of the Scottish Highlands, where a woman's tangled family history comes back to haunt her...

An eerie, old Scottish manor in the middle of nowhere that's now hers.

Ailsa Calder has inherited half of a house. The other half belongs to a man who disappeared without a trace twenty-seven years ago--her father.

Leaving London behind to settle the inheritance from her mother's estate, Ailsa returns to her childhood home, nestled amongst the craggy peaks of the Scottish Highlands, joined by the half-sister who's almost a stranger to her.

Ailsa can't escape the claustrophobic feeling that the house itself is watching her-- as if her past hungers to consume her. She also can't ignore how the neighborhood animals refuse to set one foot within the gates of the garden.

When the first nighttime intruder shows up, Ailsa fears that the manor's careless rugged beauty could cost her everything.
 

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User Review  - tuf25995 - LibraryThing

Oh, you lovely, lovely book. I pretty much loved this story from the very start and that love didn’t wane the entire time it took me to read. Ailsa was a heartfelt protagonist I could get behind and ... Read full review

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User Review  - marykuhl - LibraryThing

Ailsa’s mom suddenly dies and she inherits “The Manse”, in Scotland. Unfortunately, her father who disappeared 25+ years ago still owns the other half. The law is she cannot sell it or rent it out ... Read full review

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Lexie Elliott grew up in Scotland, at the foot of the Highlands. She graduated from Oxford University, where she obtained a doctorate in theoretical physics. A keen sportswoman, she works in fund management in London, where she lives with her husband and two sons. The rest of her time is spent writing, or thinking about writing, and juggling family life and sport.

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