Girl, Missing


Author: Sophie McKenzie
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1847388973
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 304
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What if everything you thought you knew about your life was a lie? Lauren is adopted and eager to know more about her mysterious past. But when she discovers she may have been snatched from her family as a baby, her whole life suddenly feels like a sham. Why will no one answer her questions? How can she find her biological parents? And could her adoptive parents really have been responsible for kidnapping her? Running away from her family to seek out the truth, Lauren's journey takes her deeper and deeper into danger as she realises that someone wants to stop her uncovering what really happened when she was a baby... at any cost... A nail-biting YA thriller from the bestselling author of Close My Eyes 'Page-turning' The Independent 'Will have you gripped for hours' Sunday Express 'Please read this book: it is brilliant!; The Guardian 'Whenever I hear the phrase YA thriller I only ever think of one name - and that's Sophie Mckenzie. Why? Because noboody does it better' Phil Earle, award-winning author 'Sophie's thrillers are brilliant... you can't stop reading' Robert Muchamore, bestselling author 'Brilliantly described, scary and touching' The Daily Mirror 10 YEARS OF AWARDS FOR Girl, Missing Manchester Children's Book Awards Bolton Children's Book Award Soilhill Book Award Winner of the Sakura Medal Red House Children's Book Award Richard and Judy Best Kids' Book Lewisham Children's Book Award

Girl, Missing


Author: Sophie McKenzie
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Childrens Books
ISBN: 9781471147999
Category: Adopted children
Page: 320
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Lauren has always known she was adopted but when a little research turns up the possibility that she was snatched from an American family as a baby, suddenly Lauren's life seems like a sham. How can she find her biological parents? And are her adoptive parents really responsible for kidnapping her? She manages to persuade her family to takea trip across the Atlantic where she runs away to try and find the truth. But the circumstances of her disappearance are murky and Lauren's kidnappers are still at large and willing to do anything to keep her silent...Ten years on from its first publication, Girl, Missing has sold over 150,000 copies in the UK alone and won countless awards and prizes. This new edition of the bestseller includes exclusive extra content from Sophie and is a must for fans and readers that are yet to discover this modern classic.

Girl, Missing


Author: Sophie McKenzie
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780857074133
Category: Adopted children
Page: 304
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Lauren has always known she was adopted but when a little research turns up the possibility that she was snatched from an American family as a baby, suddenly Lauren's life seems like a sham. How can she find her biological parents? And are her adoptive parents really responsible for kidnapping her? She manages to wangle a trip across the Atlantic where she runs away to try and find the truth. But the circumstances of her disappearance are murky and Lauren's kidnappers are still at large and willing to do anything to keep her silent…

Girl Missing (Previously published as Peggy Sue Got Murdered)

A Novel
Author: Tess Gerritsen
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345549635
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From Tess Gerritsen, bestselling author of the Rizzoli & Isles series, her stunning first thriller! A beautiful young woman’s corpse is found dumped in a garbage-strewn alley. Now laid out in the office of medical examiner Kat Novak is an unidentified body that betrays no secrets—except for a matchbook clutched in one stiff hand, seven numbers scrawled inside. When a second victim is discovered, Kat begins to fear that a serial killer is stalking the streets, using a deadly drug to do his dirty work. The police are skeptical. The mayor won’t listen. One of the town’s most prominent citizens, with a missing daughter of his own, is also Kat’s chief suspect. As the death toll rises, Kat races to expose a deadly predator who is close enough to touch her. Praise for Tess Gerritsen “[The author] has a knack for creating great characters and mysterious plots that seem straightforward but also dazzle with complexity and twists.”—Associated Press “[Gerritsen] has an imagination that allows her to conjure up depths of human behavior so dark and frightening that she makes Edgar Allan Poe and H. P. Lovecraft seem like goody-two-shoes.”—Chicago Tribune “One of the most versatile voices in thriller fiction today.”—The Providence Journal Previously published as Peggy Sue Got Murdered From the Paperback edition.

The Missing Girl

The Addictive, Must-Read Mystery of the Year
Author: Jenny Quintana
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1509839534
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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'Rich with atmosphere and mystery. I read through the night, desperate to find out the truth about Gabriella' – Erin Kelly, author of He Said/She Said A stunning debut thriller, The Missing Girl by Jenny Quintana is a gripping novel full of twists and turns, and a desperate hunt to solve a decades-old mystery. Anna Flores was just a child when her adored teenage sister disappeared. Unable to deal with the pain, Anna took the first opportunity she had to run from her fractured family, eventually building a life for herself abroad. Now, thirty years on, her mother has died, and Anna must return home to sort through her possessions. In doing so, she has to confront the huge hole her sister's disappearance left in their lives, leaving just one question unanswered: what really happened to Gabriella? Because not knowing is worse than the truth. Isn’t it?

Local Girl Missing

A Novel
Author: Claire Douglas
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062661167
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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Someone knows where she is… The old Victorian pier was a thing of beauty until it was allowed to decay. It was where the youth of Oldcliffe-on-Sea would go to hang out. It’s also where twenty-one-year-old Sophie Collier disappeared eighteen years ago. Francesca Howe, known as Frankie, was Sophie’s best friend, and even now she is haunted by the mystery of what happened to her. When Frankie gets a call from Sophie’s brother, Daniel, informing her that human remains have been found washed up nearby, she immediately wonders if it could be Sophie, and returns to her old hometown to try and find closure. Now an editor at a local newspaper, Daniel believes that Sophie was terrified of someone and that her death was the result of foul play rather than “death by misadventure,” as the police claim. Daniel arranges a holiday rental for Frankie that overlooks the pier where Sophie disappeared. In the middle of winter and out of season, Frankie feels isolated and unnerved, especially when she is out on the pier late one night and catches a glimpse of a woman who looks like Sophie. Is the pier really haunted, as they joked all those years ago? Could she really be seeing her friend’s ghost? And what actually happened to her best friend all those years ago? Harrowing, electrifying, and thoroughly compelling, Local Girl Missing showcases once again bestselling author Claire Douglas’ extraordinary storytelling talent.

The Missing Girl


Author: Norma Fox Mazer
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006197501X
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 304
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He could be any man, any respectable, ordinary man. But he's not. This man watches the five Herbert girls—Beauty, Mim, Stevie, Fancy, and Autumn—with disturbing fascination. Unaware of his scrutiny and his increasingly agitated and forbidden thoughts about them, the sisters go on with their ordinary everyday lives—planning, arguing, laughing, and crying—as if nothing bad could ever breach the safety of their family. In alternating points of view, Norma Fox Mazer manages to interweave the lives of predator and prey in this unforgettable psychological thriller.

The Missing Italian Girl

A Mystery in Paris
Author: Barbara Corrado Pope
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453271651
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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In the third crime novel in the acclaimed Bernard Martin mystery series, young immigrant girls are disappearing into the depths of turn-of-the-century Paris. On a sultry night in June 1897, Pyotr Ivanovich Balenov, a young Russian, and two young women transport a dead man through the narrow streets of a working class neighborhood in northeastern Paris. They throw the body into the canal and the girls flee to the Latin Quarter to hide with one of the Russian’s anarchist “comrades.” They do not realize they, too, are being watched. Their subsequent disappearance and the violent acts that follow will set Clarie Martin, a teacher and mother of a toddler, and her husband, magistrate Bernard Martin (last seen in Cezanne’s Quarry and The Blood of Lorraine) on a dangerous quest to rescue them from a vicious killer.

All the Missing Girls

A Novel
Author: Megan Miranda
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501107968
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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Ten years after leaving Cooley Ridge, Nicolette Farrell returns to care for her ailing father. A decade ago, she, her brother Daniel, her boyfriend Tyler, and Corinne's boyfriend Jackson were suspects when Corinne--Nic's best friend-- disappeared without a trace. Within days of Nic's return, they are plunged into a shocking drama when Nic's neighbor Annaleise, who is dating Tyler and was the group's alibi ten years previously, goes missing. Told backwards from the time Annaleise disappears, the book follows Nic as she works to unravel the truth and, in the process, reveals shocking realities about her friends, her family, and what really happened to Corinne that night ten years ago.

Missing Girls


Author: Lois Metzger
Publisher: Viking Childrens Books
ISBN: 9780670877775
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 176
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During eighth grade, Carrie moves in with her grandmother, becomes friends with an indrawn classmate, and comes to terms with her mother's death.

Sister, Missing


Author: Sophie McKenzie
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0857072900
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 256
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The sequel to the award-winning, bestselling Girl, Missing. It's two years after the events of Girl, Missingand life is not getting any easier for sixteen-year-old Lauren, as exam pressure and a recent family tragedy take their toll. Lauren's birth mother takes Lauren and her two sisters on holiday in the hope that some time together will help, but a few days into the holiday one of the sisters disappears, under circumstances very similar to those in which Lauren was taken years before. Can Lauren save her sister, and stop the nightmare happening all over again? 'Sophie McKenzie is very good at keeping you hooked from the very first page and holding you tight until the end… [Sister, Missing is] a fast paced thriller that leaves you on the edge of your seat.' Serendipity Reviews 'An exciting page-turner which contains plenty of shocks and surprises throughout.' Daisy Chain Book Reviews 'Like the best of Sophie McKenzie’s escapist page-turners, this high-octane thriller is powered by pure adrenaline as the plot snakes back and forth, and the teenagers battle valiantly to outsmart the unreliable adults. Will readers guess the ending? I’d say not, and they’ll enjoy the ride all the more for that. Five stars.' booksforkeeps.co.uk 'A wonderfully written, gripping story that will leave readers of 12 and upwards eager to know what happens to Lauren next.' School Librarian Journal 'Brilliantly described, scary and touching.' The Daily Mirror 'If you like your stories fast-paced, full of dangers and conflicts and impossible situations, then you will love this book.' The Bookbag

Girl Gone Missing


Author: J. M. Gregson
Publisher: Severn House Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780727853523
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
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Superintendent Lambert and Seargeant Hook investigate the death of a seemingly ordinary teenage girl who was not as innocent as the local community would like them to believe.

Mrs. Sherlock Holmes

The True Story of New York City’s Greatest Female Detective and the 1917 Missing Girl Case That Captivated a Nation
Author: Brad Ricca
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250072247
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 448
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"The true story of Grace Humiston, the detective and lawyer who turned her back on New York society life to become one of the nation's greatest crime fighters during an era when women were rarely involved with investigations"--

Sugar Island Girl Missing In Paris


Author: Michael Carrier
Publisher: Greenwich Village Ink
ISBN: 9781936092338
Category:
Page: 246
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Retired Homicide Detective Jack Handler is asked by his nephew's teacher if he would investigate her sister's disappearance. Sugar Island girl Jill Talbot, who was vacationing in Paris with her boyfriend, seems to have disappeared, and neither her boyfriend, Paul Martin, nor the Police Nationale, have been able to locate her. Unable to accomplish anything through emails, text messages and phone calls, Jack jumps on an international flight to Paris. What he finds there is shocking.

The Missing Girl


Author: Jacqueline Doyle
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781625579836
Category:
Page: 30
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Fiction. A driver lures a young girl into his car. A woman recalls a not-so- innocent childhood game. A man reveals much more than he'll ever tell the police. After a high school girl is murdered, everyone has an opinion. A girl wakes beside a dumpster to find slut scrawled on her body--and that's not the worst thing that happened last night. A girl speaks up after a crime--but is she telling the truth? And could you blame her if she's not? The girls who populate Jacqueline Doyle's THE MISSING GIRL have vanished. Or their childhoods have gone missing. In Doyle's collection of flash fictions, the voicelessness of the missing is palpable, the girls' stories whispered into a vacuum or recounted from the point of view of a predator, murderer, or voyeur. Violence lurks below the surface here, haunts the back pages of newspapers, takes up residence in your dreams. You know a missing girl. "Full of sex, lies, and vivid insights into the human compulsion to do the wrong thing, these stories go down easy but hit hard. A powerful and provocative collection."--Frances Lefkowitz "In these dark and edgy stories, Jacqueline Doyle has made a dispassionate study of the degradation of girls and the twisted hearts of those who harm them. Most chilling is the ease with which these characters fall prey to violence and how quickly depravity finds its way past the surface of ordinary situations. Prepare to be very disturbed."--Elizabeth McKenzie "Jacqueline Doyle knows where you live. The stories in her collection, THE MISSING GIRL, have your address and even after the first read (and you will be back, she knows that), these stories will be moving in to stay. Whatever your usual role in a culture with an undeniable instinct for violence, Doyle's writing lures you to do more than dismiss it, more than abhor it, and yet this isn't a welcome to merely spectate, there is nothing gratuitous here unless life itself is gratuitous. In fact, Doyle has found the thread through that menace that surrounds us and is in us and is calling you in to hold onto your bit of it, to witness. Here, Doyle choreographs the everyday dance between safety and terror, between taking the chances we need to live and not living at all. THE MISSING GIRL is a masterful work and a must read."--Tupelo Hassman "Dark, haunting, relevant, cohesive, and incredibly well conceived. I absolutely loved THE MISSING GIRL."--Simone Muench

The Forgotten Girl


Author: David Bell
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101604859
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
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The bestselling author of Since She Went Away and Cemetery Girl presents a twist filled thriller about a troubled family whose secrets should be taken to the grave... The past has arrived uninvited at Jason Danvers’s door in the form of his younger sister, Hayden, a former addict who severed all contact with her family as her life spiraled out of control. Now she’s clean and sober but in need of a desperate favor—she asks Jason and his wife to take care of her teenage daughter for forty-eight hours while she handles some business in town. But Hayden never returns. And her disappearance brings up more unresolved problems from Jason’s past, including the abrupt departure of his best friend on their high school graduation night twenty-seven years earlier. When a body is discovered in the woods, the mysteries of his sister’s life—and possible death—deepen. And one by one these events will shatter every expectation Jason has ever had about families, about the awful truths that bind them. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Face on the Milk Carton


Author: Caroline B. Cooney
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 038574238X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 184
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A photograph of a missing girl on a milk carton leads Janie on a search for her real identity.

The Quest for the Missing Girl


Author: Jirō Taniguchi,Shizuka Shimoyama,Elizabeth Tiernan
Publisher: Ponent Mom S L
ISBN: 9788496427471
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 333
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A story about a man who works at a mountain lodge. He lost his mountaineering partner when the friend tried to climb Himalaya. When his friend's daughter is missing, he tries to find her in his friend's place.

Furthermore


Author: Tahereh Mafi
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101994789
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 416
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This captivating and colorful adventure that reads like a modern day fairy tale, from the bestselling author of the Shatter Me series is the perfect gift! "Brimming with color and magic." —New York Times Book Review ★ New York Times bestseller! ★ Featured on "Late Night with Seth Meyers," NPR, TIME, and Entertainment Weekly ★ A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year ★ A Shelf Awareness Best Book of the Year ★ A Chicago Public Library Best Book of the Year ★ Los Angeles Times and Publishers Weekly Holiday Gift Guide selections Inspired by her childhood love of books like A Secret Garden and The Chronicles of Narnia, bestselling author Tahereh Mafi crafts a spellbinding new world where color is currency, adventure is inevitable, and friendship is found in the most unexpected places. There are only three things that matter to twelve-year-old Alice Alexis Queensmeadow: Mother, who wouldn’t miss her; magic and color, which seem to elude her; and Father, who always loved her. The day Father disappears from Ferenwood he takes nothing but a ruler with him. But it’s been almost three years since then, and Alice is determined to find him. She loves her father even more than she loves adventure, and she’s about to embark on one to find the other. But bringing Father home is no small matter. In order to find him she’ll have to travel through the mythical, dangerous land of Furthermore, where down can be up, paper is alive, and left can be both right and very, very wrong. It will take all of Alice's wits (and every limb she's got) to find Father and return home to Ferenwood in one piece. On her quest to find Father, Alice must first find herself—and hold fast to the magic of love in the face of loss. “Tahereh Mafi is a maestro of words, and Furthermore the most magical painting that ever existed, bursting with color and heart and humanity. I wanted to stay inside this masterpiece forever.” – Marie Lu, New York Times bestselling author of the Legend and The Young Elites series "A place so full of enchanting beauty and topsy-turvy adventure, it even calls to mind Wonderland and Oz.... Friendship, family and self-acceptance. What makes this book truly sing is the lush world Mafi has created, brimming with color and magic." —New York Times Book Review ★ “Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi is a surprising, sensuous, delicious fantasy to devour.” –Shelf Awareness, starred review ★ "A fast-paced, funny, and richly imaginative story that embraces and celebrates individuality." —Publishers Weekly, starred review ★ "Rich, luscious, clever prose." —Kirkus, starred review

Missing Grace

A Kit Mystery
Author: Elizabeth McDavid Jones
Publisher: Amer Girl Pub
ISBN: 9781593696597
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 181
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In the summer of 1935, twelve-year-old Kit Kittredge's dog Grace mysteriously vanishes and Kit tries to figure out who took her and why. Includes information about pets and dog shows during the Great Depression.