If you loved Jenny Quintana's The Missing Girl, you'll love this unputdownable psychological thriller from bestselling author Jane CaseyJenny Shepherd is twelve years old and missing... As she's drawn into the police investigation and the heart of a media storm, Sarah's presence arouses suspicion too.
If you loved Jenny Quintana's The Missing Girl, you'll love this unputdownable psychological thriller from bestselling author Jane Casey 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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"compulsive, menacing and moving - a very satisfying psychological thriller" * Sophie Hannah * "THE MISSING aims high, and doesn't miss. A complex plot, deftly handled; a good puzzle, dextrously unfolded; interesting characters, lots of tension, and a user-friendly style; this is a truly striking debut." * Reginald Hill * "The Missing is a remarkably compelling and convincing depiction of what it must be like to be caught up - first as a witness, then as more than that - in a police murder inquiry" * ROBERT GODDARD * "The Missing is an accomplished first novel by Jane Casey. Casey has created a flawed but like-able heroine and a tremendous sense of suspense that continues until the final page" * Sunday Times * "In her debut novel, Jane Casey expertly handles a complex and psychologically compelling plot" * Daily Mail *
About Jane Casey
"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. Her novel The Stranger You Know won the Mary Higgins Clark Award and she has also been shortlisted for the Irish Crime Novel of the Year Award four times as well as the CWA Dagger in the Library Award.
The Missing by Jane Casey
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