From the Booker-shortlisted author of ASTONISHING SPLASHES OF COLOUR, an absorbing and thought-provoking tale about the impact on a happy family when the husband mysteriously vanishes.
What would you do if, out of the blue, your husband disappeared and you found out he was a suspected criminal?
When reliable, respectable Felix Kendall vanishes, his wife Kate is left reeling. As she and their children cope with the shocking impact on their comfortable lives, Kate realises that, if Felix is guilty, she never truly knew the man she loved. But as she faces the possibility that he might not return, she also discovers strengths she never knew she had.
Down at the core, beneath its several layers, THE MAN WHO DISAPPEARED is a well-crafted suspense story...Morrall digs beneath the surface to mine psychological nuggets, some of them gold. - Rachel Hore, Independent on Sunday
A wise, intelligent and surprising novel, in which - as in life - nothing is simple - Kate Saunders, The Times
A highly achieved, engrossing read... Superbly imagined, it reads like documentary truth. - Tom Adair, Scotsman
Compelling...In clear, concise prose, Morrall movingly depicts Kate's strength in the face of adversity, and Felix's excoriating regret at the damage done. - Marie Claire
An absorbing novel about deception and self-discovery - Grazia
An inspiring story about a woman who finds inner strength as her world crumbles - TV Times
an engaging, unpretentious read - Scottish Sunday Herald
Clare Morrall's first novel, Astonishing Splashes of Colour, was published in 2003 and shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize that year. She has since published the novels Natural Flights of the Human Mind, The Language of Others, The Man Who Disappeared, which was a TV Book Club Summer Read in 2010, The Roundabout Man and After the Bombing.
Born in Exeter, Clare Morrall now lives in Birmingham. She works as a music teacher, and has two daughters.