A missing girl. A loving mother who never gave up. A betrayed wife who doesn’t know who to trust.
Teenager Edie Hudson was nobody’s little darling, which made vanishing all too easy. Two decades later, she’s been forgotten by everyone except her mother, Samantha.
And the person who knows what happened to her.
Samantha has had a long time to remember, and to regret. Having seen how little her daughter mattered to the community in the months following her disappearance, she wonders if Edie was lost before she was even gone. Or was it guilt, not indifference, that made the locals turn a blind eye? When she meets Frances, she at last starts to hope for answers.
Because Frances is obsessed with the mystery too, after finding a photo of her husband with the girl who disappeared.
What really happened all those years ago? And just how dangerous could it be to find out?
Praise for The Missing
“Pearce is superb – she is relentless, catching your mind and leading you into the dark. A must read.”
“Loved this book. Stephen Kingesque with elements of Donna Tartt’s Secret History and Daniel Handler’s Basic Eight. A great, pacy read – couldn’t put it down.”
“This story was packed with a punch and a half! I devoured it and was thinking about the story even when I didn’t have the book in my hands… and when that happens, YOU KNOW IT’S GOOD! There were so many characters involved – suspicious, crazy, and vengeful ones, and twists and turns at every chapter.”
“As an avid reader of mystery/thrillers and some horror novels, this is by far one of the best combinations of both I have read for quite some time.”
“Pearce is superb -with twists and turns that keep you running forward into the dark.”
I loved this. I picked it up after enjoying the 1st book so much and wasn’t disappointed. Kept me guessing right up to the bitter end and even with a hectic family life I found I couldn’t put it down. I look forward to the next one and loved the little cameo from The Silence.
It has surprising twists that will keep you guessing, and a strong ending. The real star of this book though is the beautiful writing style. It’s a real page turner which I highly recommend.
I was captivated by Pearce’s writing within the first few pages. It has such an easy flow that is beautifully descriptive without being overwrought.