MY NAME IS KATE. I volunteer at a missing persons helpline – young people who have run away from home call me and I pass on messages to their loved ones, no questions asked. I don’t get many phone calls, and those I do are usually short and vague, or pranks. But today a girl named Sophie called. I’m supposed to contact her parents to let them know their child is safe. The problem is, Sophie isn’t safe. AND SOPHIE IS MY DAUGHTER.
Where the Missing Go has a great hook and is a well-written and disturbing mystery thriller.
It is a pretty fast-paced story and particularly picks up speed about a quarter of the way through. I must admit that prior to that point, I had struggled to really connect with Kate or Sophie. However, thereafter the story takes off in an exciting new direction and you are really rooting for Kate!
There are some dramatic and unexpected plot developments and lots of moments of tension as the story plays out and the clues start to come crashing together. Emma Rowley really makes you feel Kate’s anxiety and frustration as well as her determination.
The conclusion ramps up the pace even further; it is thrilling and exciting and I was flying through the pages to see what would happen. This is a really good fiction debut and I look forward to seeing what Emma Rowley writes next.
Thank you to NetGalley and Orion for the ARC of Where the Missing Go.