Missing Persons

  • by Jack Olsen
  • Narrated by Becket Royce
  • 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Missing Persons is a major novel of contemporary suspense and horror, combining the shock and tension of A Stranger Is Watching with the gritty realism of The Blue Knight - a story of terror, loss, and love that unlocks the nightmares lurking behind the façades of ordinary lives.
Could it happen to you? Severn Gamble's wife walks into the Justice Building of a major Northwestern city to pick up some typing - and never comes out. ("Margot?") No one has seen her. ("Margot!") She has disappeared. ("Margot!") And the nightmare begins.
Gamble starts to hunt for her, joined by two police officers - Johnny Boon, case hardened, cynical, and with a wife who's just walked out on him; and Tally Wickham, young, pretty, smartass, and as compatible with Boon as oil and water. Together and separately the three of them undertake a search for Margot Gamble, a search that soon becomes obsessional, as others begin disappearing, too, beginning with a child and ending no one knows where. "God, please God, let her be alive. And God...let her not be in pain...."
Never faltering, thick with vivid characterization, and building to one of the most terrifying climaxes in years, Missing Persons is a new masterpiece of suspense, a novel to hear and remember and dream about on dark nights.

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What the Critics Say

"Missing Persons is a powerhouse yarn, guaranteed to steal your own life for a hair-raising, goose-pimpling weekend. The kind of book to get lost in." (Thomas Thompson, author of Blood and Money and Serpentine)
"Jack Olsen begins with an ordinary situation that quickly turns into an extraordinary nightmare. He brings to the contemporary suspense novel an elegance in writing not often found in this genre, writing that is incisive, fastpaced and dramatic." (Nelson DeMille, author of By the Rivers of Babylon and Cathedral)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Bit of a let down

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

Might appeal to more but not very impressed


What will your next listen be?

Philip Kerr Woman From Zagreb


What about Becket Royce’s performance did you like?

Well read Very clear narration


If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Missing Persons?

I found the end a bit poor to be honest.Seemed rushed .Not very convinced about the killers motives too


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- Yuggoth "beatfreak"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-07-2015
  • Publisher: Crime Rant Classics and Notorious USA