– No.6 Sunday Times Bestseller
– No.1 Amazon Kindle, Kobo, Sainsbury, iBooks
– Kobo crime/thriller of the year 2016
– Google Play & iBooks bestselling books of 2016
– Selected for World Book Night 2017
– Shortlisted – Dead Good Books Reader Awards 2016 for Most Recommended Read

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U.S. cover of The Missing
U.S. cover of The Missing

‘This twisty thriller about a missing teen will keep you up all night’
5 stars.
Heat magazine

“A dark, suspenseful thriller” – This Week’s Hot Read
Woman magazine

“A gritty page-turner from this accomplished crime writer”
My Weekly magazine

“Well-written, pacy and gripping.”
Fabulous magazine 

“Kept me guessing until the end.”
THE SUN

You love your family. They make you feel safe. You trust them. Or do you…?

When fifteen-year-old Billy Wilkinson goes missing in the middle of the night his mother, Claire Wilkinson, blames herself. She’s not the only one. There isn’t a single member of Billy’s family that doesn’t feel guilty. But the Wilkinsons are so used to keeping secrets from one other that it isn’t until six months later, after an appeal for information goes horribly wrong, that the truth begins to surface.

Claire is sure of two things – that Billy is alive and that her friends and family had nothing to do with his disappearance.

A mother’s instinct is never wrong. Or is it?

Praise for THE MISSING

“An intriguing and stirring tale, overflowing with family drama…the writing effectively tears at you, and even if your suspicions start to screech and point, you’ll find yourself questioning them! ‘The Missing’ is a fabulously rolling, coiling, twisting tale, if you can’t trust your family, who can you trust?”
Lovereading.co.uk

“The Missing has a delicious sense of foreboding from the first page, luring us into the heart of a family with terrible secrets and making us wait, with pounding hearts for the final, agonizing twist. Loved it.”
Fiona Barton
Author of THE WIDOW

“Dark, utterly gripping and had me ripping through the pages.”
Jenny Blackhurst
Author of HOW I LOST YOU

“C.L. Taylor is the Queen of Just-One-More-Chapter Lit. I devoured this compelling novel about the secrets and lies at the dark heart of family life.”
Tammy Cohen
Author of FIRST ONE MISSING

“I was grabbed by this book from the first page and read the ending with an open mouth. I wish I could unread it so that I could go back and discover it again. Brilliant!”
Angela Marsons
Author of SILENT SCREAM

“An emotionally charged and heartbreaking read, C.L. Taylor is fast becoming the Queen of the dark domestic drama.”
S.J.I. Holliday
Author of BLACK WOOD

“Another winner from the hugely talented CL Taylor. The Missing is clever, twisty and a joy to read. The ending took my breath away.”
Mark Edwards
Author of FOLLOW YOU HOME

“Dark, twisty and utterly gripping. Each time I thought I’d worked out what was going on, my expectations were turned on their head. I absolutely loved it!”
Lucy Clarke
Author of THE BLUE

“As with all her books, C L Taylor delivers real pace, and it’s a story that keeps calling the reader back – so much so that I read it from cover to cover in one day.”
Rachel Abbott
Author of SLEEP TIGHT

“No one does broken families and friendships like Cally Taylor and The Missing is no exception.”
Sarah Hilary
Author of SOMEONE ELSE’S SKIN

“WOW. Her best one yet! Absolutely could not put it down – brilliant! I kept ignoring my kids on Mothers Day because I couldn’t stop reading!”
Lucy Diamond
Author of THE BEACH CAFE

“Secrets and lies within a family can be devious as well as heartbreaking. The Missing explores these themes brilliantly – a dark and gripping read that engrossed me from start to finish.”
Mel Sherratt
Author of THE ESTATE series

“C L Taylor is a master of her craft. The Missing is an immaculately written and addictive read, which kept me guessing all the way through to the brilliant end. This story of a mother trying to hold her family’s lives together whilst desperately searching for her missing son, had me gripped, unsettled, wrong-footed and ultimately hugely satisfied. Another sure-fire hit.”
Amanda Jennings
Author of IN HER WAKE

“Utterly compulsive reading”
Marnie Riches
Author of The GIRL WHO WOULDN’T DIE

“Stunning! Her best yet.”
Louise Douglas
Author of THE SECRET BY THE LAKE

“The Missing is twisty, dark and absolutely compelling. A sure-fire hit!”
Miranda Dickinson
Author of A PARCEL FOR ANNA BROWNE

“The Missing haunted me for days after turning the last page.”
Milly Johnson
Author of THE TEASHOP ON THE CORNER

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You can order the U.S. version of The Missing from Amazon.com 

If you live outside of the UK and The Missing is not available in your country you can buy it from the The Book Depository (free worldwide shipping).

Rights

  • World: Madeleine Milburn Agency
  • UK & Commonwealth: HarperCollins/Avon
  • US: HarperCollins/William Morrow
  • Czech: Domino 
  • Danish: Jentas Forlag
  • French: Hachette 
  • Hindi: Kottayam Pushpanath Publication
  • Italian: Longanesi
  • Malayalam: Kottayam Pushpanath Publications
  • Norwegian: Pantagruel Forlag
  • Polish: Burda Media
  • Portuguese: Topseller
  • Spanish: Duomo Ediciones
  • Talim: Kottayam Pushpanath Publicatio

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5 thoughts on “The Missing

      1. southsidesocialist says:

        Ignore me. I’m a complete idiot. For some reason, when I tapped into The Accident to start reading, instead of taking me to the beginning, it took me to the bonus chapters of The Missing at the end, and I read them all until they finished and I realised what was going on.

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