The story begins on a beach where a woman, Alice, walks out to sea with the intention of killing herself. Although there is an attempt at rescuing her it is clear she does not want to live.
One of her daughters, Lily, calls the other, Marietta, who is living overseas and asks her to come home as their mother is missing and Lily has been asked to go and identify a body which is believed to be Alice.
In the meantime, DI Russ Fox is investigating a cold case of ‘Baby Michael’ who was found dead some twenty-five years ago.
The characters are well rounded and I loved Marietta who stays in her home town despite her misgivings as the tale unfolds and the reasons for Alice’s suicide is looked into.
Many thanks to NetGalley, Headline and Erin Kinsley for my ARC of Missing in return for my honest review.
Excellent read. Highly recommended.