You love your family. They make you feel safe. You trust them.
But should you…?
When fifteen-year-old Billy Wilkinson goes missing in the middle of the night, his mother, Claire, blames herself. She's not the only one. There isn't a single member of Billy's family that doesn't feel guilty. But the Wilkinsons are so used to keeping secrets from one another that it isn't until six months later, after an appeal for information goes horribly wrong, that the truth begins to surface.
Claire is sure of two things – that Billy is still alive and that her friends and family had nothing to do with his disappearance.
A mother's instinct is never wrong. Or is it?
Sometimes those closest to us are the ones with the most to hide…
I loved C.L. Taylor's previous two books The Accident and The Lie and I have been waiting in anticipation to read her latest The Missing - and it didn't disappoint!
Claire Wilkinson is trying to come to terms with the disappearance of her teenage son Billy, who has been missing for six months, but the not knowing whether he is dead or alive is affecting all aspects of her life, from her relationship with her husband Mark, to her health.
Jake is Claire's other son, who is also finding it difficult to deal with Billy's disappearance and with his girlfriend Kira living with Claire and Mark, things can be very stressful and it is only a matter of time before the Wilkinson family start to suspect each other.
This is another gripping novel from the author and a real page turner. It wasn't full of suspense as in her previous novels, but that didn't make it any less addictive! It deals more with the relationships between a close family and how in times of grief and stress, you can turn against your nearest and dearest, if you have a secret to keep............
My advice as you are reading this book is "Trust no one, suspect everyone"
Sorry, but C.L. Taylor can't write quick enough for my liking!! roll on the next one!!