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Cover of MissingRead An Extract of Missing

Author: Cath Staincliffe

Genre: Crime, Mystery & Thriller
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780749080259
Pub. Date: 1st June 2007

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'People disappear every day.  Most of them choose to.  Have you ever been tempted?  Slip on a coat, pick up your bag and walk, or drive, or run.  Turn your back on home, family, friends, work.

Why do people do it?  Because they can?  Because staying feels harder than leaving?  Because they are angry or desolate or simply, deeply, mind-numbingly bored with the life they have?  Because their heart is breaking and their mind fragmenting?  And the grass is greener, the flowers smell sweeter.  And if they stay they might be truly lost; might disappear big-time down the long white tunnel of oblivion.

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.  Husband Mark reported her missing when she failed to collect their two young children from school.  Family friend, Trisha Marlowe, desperate for news of Janet, hires Sal to track her down.  What 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 good.

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 the chores.

Sal Kilkenny's back, in the eagerly awaited seventh title of the series.  A suspenseful and moving story about separation, secrets and the search for truth.

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‘One of the best entrants in this series. Highly recommended.’Mystery Women

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An enjoyable, interesting read with fine location writing’

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