February 2010 Debut of the Month.
A terrific novel taking place in two separate times, 16 years apart, but with both disappearances affecting one character. It is very well structured, a most impressive first novel, a psychological thriller that builds to a gripping solution.
Jane Casey's new novel, The Reckoning, is out now.
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...
'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
Publication date: 04/02/2010
Publisher: Ebury Press
|Publication date:||4th February 2010|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, Debuts of the Month, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Crime & mystery,|
Jane Casey is no stranger to the crime world. Married to a criminal barrister, she’s got the inside track on some of the country’s most dangerous offenders, giving her writing an unsettlingly realistic feel. This authenticity has made her novels international bestsellers and critical successes. They have been nominated for several awards and in 2015 Jane won both the Mary Higgins Clark Award and Irish Crime Novel of the Year for The Stranger You Know and After the Fire, respectively. She is also an active member of Killer Women, a Londonbased group of crime writers. Born in ...More About Jane Casey