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  • Hachette Books Ireland
  • Hachette Books Ireland
  • Hachette Books Ireland

Missing Presumed Dead

Arlene Hunt

7 Reviews

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Fiction, Crime & mystery, Classic crime, Thriller / suspense

Presumption can be a dangerous thing.

1980
M.P.D. - missing presumed dead: that's what everybody thought when Katie Jones, a beautiful blonde toddler, vanished while playing on the water's edge one hot summer's day. 2006
A young woman arrives on a Dublin doorstep wielding a gun. She shoots the man who opens the door, then turns the gun on herself. The woman is Katie Jones, and soon a lot of people - especially her family - are looking for answers. Where was she? Who took her all those years ago? And why did she shoot Walter Hogan, a retired GP, straight between the eyes before shooting herself?
John Quigley and Sarah Kenny of QuicK investigations are soon involved in their most difficult case so far. The pressure is building and, as they delve deeper into the murky world surrounding Katie Jones, they are unaware that somebody from Sarah's past is watching and waiting to strike when they least expect it.M.P.D. is a compulsive thriller that deals with loss, betrayal and revenge. John and Sarah are about to discover the cost of all three.

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Praise for Missing Presumed Dead

  • 'It is grim, gritty, terrifying. And real.' - THE IRISH INDEPENDENT

  • PRAISE FOR VICIOUS CIRCLE

  • 'A rivetting thriller!' - THE SUNDAY WORLD

  • '...gripping...Fascinating in its portrayal of the 'ordinary' women on the game and disquietening in its description of the 'ordinary' men who avail of their services, 'Vicious Circle' is a must read.' U MAGAZINE

  • 'An engaging thriller...An eye-opening representation of hidden Dublin society, 'Vicious Circle' is a transfixing whodunit, with the underlying sinister and sad truth that the work is founded on reality...' EVENING HERALD

  • 'Unique...frighteningly real.' - IRISH TATLER

  • It is rare to come across a thriller like this, which is well written and amusing as it is gritty and suspense-filled. - Irish Daily Mail

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Arlene Hunt

Sonia Orchard is the author of a memoir, Something More Wonderful, and a novel The Virtuoso, which won the Indie Award for Best Debut Fiction of 2009. She has a PhD in Creative Writing and lives in the Macedon Ranges with her husband and three children.

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