Published by Quercus, 2014

“A gripping page turner”



American artist Elena always refused to talk about her life before she moved to Britain. But after Elena dies, her distraught daughter, Kal, decides to find out what happened to her mother all those years ago.

On impulse, she takes Finn, her toddler son, and journeys to a tiny British Columbian island were she meets her mother’s one-time close friend Susannah,  a powerful and enigmatic gallery owner. As a thick fog shuts down the island, Kal struggles to piece together what happened between the two women back in the 1970s.  Susannah, meanwhile, is becoming worryingly preoccupied with little Finn…


The Missing One is the bestselling debut about grief, loss and the overpowering love of a mother for her child.  Buy the book, buy the Kindle book or buy the audiobook 


Praise for The Missing One:

‘A brilliant page turner that explores how we connect to our families – and what happens when it goes horribly wrong.’ PSYCHOLOGIES (Inaugural Book Club pick)

‘Creepy and tense . . . brilliantly gripping’ CLOSER


‘A moving and suspenseful tale of the secrets a family keeps’  Rachel Hore

‘A page-turning and suspenseful tale…a compelling emotional mystery’  Lucy Clarke

‘Beautifully written and compelling…a wonderful thriller that is such a strong portrayal of motherhood’  Sabine Durrant


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