By Lynda La Plante
The fascinating new standalone mystery from the No. 1 bestselling mistress of suspense
'Please don't enable something undesirable have occurred to her, please don't enable something have occurred to my baby…'
Marcus and Lena Fulford are the envy in their associates. filthy rich, appealing and winning, the couple, with their strikingly attractive teenage daughter Amy, appear settled and content material. yet appearances masks a strained courting virtually at verge of collapse. Marcus's most modern enterprise enterprise has failed, draining Lena, the foremost breadwinner, dry. placing Amy into weekly boarding institution and striving to get her personal profession again on its toes, Lena continues to be on my own within the sumptuous family members residence as her marriage heads in the direction of as amicable a divorce as she and Marcus can muster, and joint custody in their merely child.
So while Amy arranges a sleepover with a faculty buddy one weekend, neither father or mother sees the necessity to be in contact along with her. Saturday, Sunday, Monday morning cross prior to Lena - seething from her first, all of sudden confrontational, assembly with Marcus's divorce legal professional - telephones Amy. instantly to Amy's voicemail. She needs to be in classes. Lena sends a textual content. She waits. No answer, no touch whatever. it is just while Amy is mentioned lacking from university and her friend's mom finds that, rather than staying with them, Amy was once traveling her father - a truth vehemently denied through Marcus - that Lena contacts the police. Her daughter has now not been noticeable considering that Saturday afternoon.
As the police accentuate their enquiries, their reassurances that Amy may be stumbled on secure and good start to sound more and more hole. DI Victor Reid, in command of the case, fears the worst - abduction or homicide. A kinfolk lower than consistent police and press scrutiny, a father who has probably lied approximately his alibi for the weekend, a mom whose ideal international is crumbling underneath her toes, a detective stressed from his impatient superiors to carry a consequence, the size of time that Amy has been lacking accumulating speed… all conspire to make Lynda l. a. Plante's most modern mystery her so much stressful and terrifying but.
Where is Amy? Is she alive or lifeless? Lies and betrayal mount because the hunt for a lacking lady turns into a look for a body…