The Missing is the first instalment in Chris Mooney's fantastic Darby McCormick series.
The woman missing for five years.
The Crime Scene Investigator who finds her.
And the serial killer who wants them both dead ...
When Boston CSI Darby McCormick finds a raving and emaciated woman hiding at the scene of a violent kidnap, she runs a DNA search to identify the Jane Doe. The result confirms she was abducted five years earlier and has somehow managed to escape from the dungeon in which she's been caged.
With a teenage couple also missing and Jane Doe seriously ill, the clock is ticking for Darby as she hunts for the dungeon before anyone else disappears or dies. And when the FBI takes over the investigation, it becomes clear that a sadistic serial killer has been on the prowl for decades - and is poised to strike again at any moment. A killer with links to horrors that Darby has desperately tried to bury in her past ...
Fans of Tess Gerritsen, Karin Slaughter and Michael Connelly will be glued to The Missing. Mooney weaves a shocking narrative as Darby McCormick navigates the twists and turns of this complex case. Subsequent titles in the series include The Dead Room and The Secret Friend.
Praise for Chris Mooney:
'If you want a thriller that will chill your blood, break your heart and make your pulse race, Chris Mooney is your man' Mark Billingham
'A scary breakneck ride' Tess Gerritsen
'A wonderful writer . . . Compelling, thrilling and touching' Michael Connelly
'Harrowing, gripping, haunting, gut-wrenching and beautifully written' Harlan Coben
'It will keep you up past your bedtime' Karin Slaughter
Chris Mooney is the author of seven previous thrillers, of which Remembering Sarah was nominated for the prestigious Edgar Award for Best Novel. The Missing, The Secret Friend and The Soul Collectors are available as Penguin paperbacks. Chris lives in Boston with his wife and son.