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The Missing One

Lucy Atkins

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Thriller / suspense

After her mother dies, Kal and her toddler set out to find out more about the mysterious sender of the postcards she found in her mother's belongings. But she quickly regrets her decision...

AN UNFORGETTABLE DOMESTIC THRILLER FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF MAGPIE LANE

The loss of her mother has left Kali McKenzie with too many unanswered questions. But while clearing out Elena's art studio, she finds a drawer packed with postcard each bearing an identical one-line message from a Canadian gallery owner called Susannah Gillespie: thinking of you. Who is this woman and what does she know about Elena's hidden past?

Desperate to find out, Kali travels with her toddler, Finn, to Susannah's isolated home on a remote British Columbian island, a place of killer whales and storms. But as bad weather closes in, Kali quickly realises she has made a big mistake. The enigmatic Susannah refuses to talk about the past, and as Kali struggles to piece together what happened back in the 1970s, Susannah's behaviour grows more and more erratic. Most worrying of all, Susannah is becoming increasingly preoccupied with little Finn . . .

PRAISE FOR LUCY ATKINS

'Gripping' Sunday Times
'Taut, tense and beautifully written' Clare Mackintosh
'Complex, creepy and insidious' Guardian
'Horribly, horribly compulsive' Fiona Barton
'Lucy Atkins is, quite frankly, a genius' Joanna Cannon
'Fabulously dark' Woman & Home

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Lucy Atkins

Lucy Atkins is an award-winning author, feature journalist and Sunday Times book critic. She has written for newspapers including the Guardian, The Times, the Sunday Times and the Telegraph as well as many UK magazines. She teaches on the Masters in Creative Writing at Oxford University.

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