Janet Florin has been gone for almost a week. Her husband, Mark, reported her missing when she failed to collect their two young children from school and a family friend, Trisha Marlowe, desperate for news of Janet, hires Sal to track her down. What could possibly have led Janet to abandon everything she holds dear?
Finders keepers, Losers weepers...'Back in June, the same week that I'd just found one person, two more went missing. None of them related. The only connection was me; Sal Kilkenny, my job; private investigator. And finding people seemed to be the flavour of the month.' Janet Florin has been gone for almost a week. Her husband, Mark, reported her missing when she failed to collect their two young children from school and a family friend, Trisha Marlowe, desperate for news of Janet, hires Sal to track her down. What could possibly have led Janet to abandon everything she holds dear? Ramin's brother, Berfan, is missing, too. A failed asylum seeker, likely to be returned to Iran, has he disappeared to escape deportation? His brother says not. And when Sal hears that Berfan has been seen in Manchester, the chances of finding him look promising. Sal has already traced Bob Swithinbank's birth-mother, though whether Sandra Patefield will ever agree to meet Bob is another matter...Meanwhile, as the summer kicks into gear, the temperature is notched up on the domestic front when Sal's housemate, Ray, wants to share much more than just the chores. Sal Kilkenny is back in this eagerly awaited new novel about separation, secrets and the search for truth.
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'Real people, real problems... Staincliffe writes brilliantly and compassionately about the things that matter' Literary Review 'Struggling single mother Sal Kilkenny is compassionate, gutsy, bright enough to know when it's clever to be scared and tenacious as a Rottweiler. Cath Staincliffe's tour of the mean streets and leafy suburbs of Manchester reveals the city as the natural successor to Marlowe's Los Angeles' Val McDermid
About Cath Staincliffe
CATH STAINCLIFFE is the author of six previous Sal Kilkenny novels, including Looking for Trouble which won Le Masque de l'Annee and was shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey award. She is also a scriptwriter and the creator of ITV's Blue Murder starring Caroline Quentin. Based in Manchester, she is the mother of three children and a founder member of Murder Squad. www.murdersquad.co.uk
Missing by Cath Staincliffe
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