The unputdownable new thriller from the author of The Three
By Sarah Lotz
The unputdownable new thriller from Sarah Lotz, author of The Three.
'The finest thriller I've read in years . . . completely unputdownable' - Sunday Times bestselling author Sarah Pinborough on The Three
They are a group of misfits who go online for fun. Their hobby is giving names to the missing dead. But a killer is online with them, and his game is in deadly earnest . . .
Shaun Ryan's brother, Teddy, died in 1989. Only he didn't. Looking through his grievously ill mother's personal effects, Shaun finds a postcard that Teddy posted from New York, dated October 22nd 1990. And in his mother's family Bible is a picture of an adult Teddy. Could Teddy somehow be alive? And how do you find someone who has never been declared missing and who vanished nearly thirty years ago?
Missing-linc.com are an oddball assortment of geeks and obsessives whose macabre hobby is matching unidentified bodies with missing people. Ellie Caines' first and biggest case was The Boy in the Dress, a corpse found not ten miles from where she lived in Minnesota, two years after Teddy's postcard. Her obsession nearly broke her marriage and she left the group - but when the Ryan's enquiry is passed onto her she knows they have likely matched the missing Teddy with that decades-old corpse. And that she will be sucked back into the old nightmare, where the dead are more real than the living.
Further praise for Sarah Lotz
'Hard to put down and vastly entertaining' - Stephen King on The Three
'A roller-coaster ride with intriguing psychological depth' - Crime Fiction Lover
'Lotz excels at making you feel like you're there' - Publishers Weekly
Sarah Lotz is a screenwriter and novelist who pens novels under the name S.L Grey with author Louis Greenberg; YA novels with her daughter, as Lily Herne; and is one third of pseudonymous author Helena S. Paige. Lauren Beukes calls her 'a natural-born storyteller. Like the hand reaching up from the dark well, she'll drag you into her thrall. You'll come up gasping.' Sarah lives in England with her family and other animals.
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25 Jul 2019
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Hodder & Stoughton
Praise for Sarah Lotz
Hard to put down and vastly entertaining — Stephen King
Lotz excels at making you feel like you're there and her flawed lead sympathetic. — Publishers Weekly
A roller-coaster ride with intriguing psychological depth — Crime Fiction Lover
A chillingly effective and haunting tale — Sci-Fi Bulletin