The Missing

  • by Caroline Eriksson, Tiina Nunnally - translator
  • Narrated by Tanya Eby
  • 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An ordinary outing takes Greta, Alex, and four-year-old Smilla across Sweden's mythical Lake Malice to a tiny, isolated island. While father and daughter tramp into the trees, Greta stays behind in the boat, lulled into a reverie by the misty, moody lake...only later to discover that the two haven't returned. Her frantic search proves futile. They've disappeared without a trace.
Greta struggles to understand their eerie vanishing. She desperately needs to call Alex, to be reassured that Smilla is safe, or contact the police. But now her cell phone is missing too. Back at her cottage, she finds it hidden away under the bedsheets. Had she done that? Or had someone else been in the cottage? But who, and why? As Greta struggles to put the pieces together, she fears that her past has come back to torment her, or she's finally lost her grip on reality...
In this dark psychological thrill ride - with more twists than a labyrinth and more breathless moments than a roller coaster - Greta must confront what she's always kept hidden if she has any hope of untangling the truth.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

I gripping tale

What did you like most about The Missing?

Many plot twists and turns, interesting complex timelines, clever plotting

Who was your favorite character and why?

author voice. It is mostly first person

Which scene did you most enjoy?

none special

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?


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- Hotfooter

Slow and a little tedious

This psychological thriller began with tinges of a David Lynch film, and finished with an inconclusive, fluffy conclusion. The lack of connected thoughts and plot made it difficult to concentrate - it makes some sense as it is supposed to be a reflection of the protagonist's mental state - however it was not well executed.

It's starting to get a little predictable with the abusive spouse story - this kind of storyline definitely needs a revamp. The performance was fine but the thriller was a little too drab.
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- Suswati "Obsessed with psychological thrillers, crime, mystery and dystopian fictions. A good drama now and again. A harsh critic at times."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-01-2017
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio