By Chris Mooney
Pocket Star Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780743463812, 390pp.
Publication Date: February 1, 2008
Darby McCormack was in high school when she first encountered the killer: someone murdered a woman in the woods where Darby and her two best friends were partying. His race to silence the witnesses was sure-footed and violent - but somehow Darby survived.
Twenty-five years later, Darby is a crime-scene investigator for the Boston Police Department, and a chilling case - a woman's late-night abduction - has her uncovering strange leads to missing women, past and present. As forensic clues lead her closer to a psychopath called the Traveler, Darby must finally resolve the nightmare of her past and come face-to-face with a killer who is determined to keep the missing - and the horrors they endured at his hands - from ever coming to light.
"I devoured The Missing in one greedy, breathless sitting. This is a scary, breakneck ride with thrills that never let up." -- Tess Gerritsen
"The Missing is the season's most unrelenting thriller. It will keep readers enthralled from its gripping opening chapters to its last shocking page." -- George Pelecanos
"The smart money has long been on Chris Mooney, one of crime fiction's rising stars, and The Missing ably demonstrates why this is so. This is a page-turner written with great empathy, filled with strong, resilient characters that the reader will cheer and champion." -- Laura Lippman
"A masterful thriller; dark and disturbing, with a tearing pace. Mooney writes like a man on fire." -- Linda Fairstein
"The Missing is an absolutely gripping mix of suspense and mystery. Chris Mooney is a wonderful writer and in his hands this story is compelling, thrilling and touching." -- Michael Connelly
"Scary story. Scary talent.I love this book." -- Lee Child