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Missing [Kindle Edition]

Susan Lewis
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

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It's an early autumn day like any other as Miles Avery drives his wife, Jacqueline, to the station. Nothing remarkable crops up in conversation, nor do either of them appear anything other than their normal selves. At the station, Jacqueline gets out, takes an overnight bag from the back seat, then turns towards the platforms. This is the last anyone sees of her.



Three weeks later, Miles calls the police. Enquiries are made, but there is no evidence of her boarding a train, or even entering the station. Very soon the finger of suspicion starts to turn towards Miles, and as dark secrets from the past begin to merge with those of the present, the great love he has been trying to protect is not only revealed but thrown into terrible jeopardy...


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 674 KB
  • Print Length: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Cornerstone Digital (24 Aug 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004071TCW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #25,561 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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29 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars She just gets better!!! 9 Aug 2007
By Best Crime Books TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I have been reading Susan Lewis books since she first started writing and I must say that this book was one of the best Ive read. She seems to have got better the more she writes. This book is filled with believable characters that you empathise with immediately. The story and plot were fantastic and I loved this one so much I read it in a day and a half. If you've never tried reading Susan Lewis before.....start now.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good read... but could have been better 12 Jan 2012
Format:Paperback
I found this an enjoyable read but I think it could have been better.
What attracted me to this book was the title and the synopsis, but somehow the book failed to completely deliver on that.

Some things could have been better, such as:
-More details on the missing child situation were needed, as it was the key driver to the story. A closure of some sort would have been better. It left the reader making up their own mind about the validity of Jacqueline's actions.
-More depth to the characters. I just couldnt get Mrs Avery, one minute I was sympathising with her pain and the next minute I felt like slapping her.
-The teenage daughter was bit over the top (can't remember myself as a teenager perhaps!). She just came across as a spoiled rich daddy's girl.
-The whole sub-story on Sharon and WI was unnecessary. And tad bit unrealistic (the whole thing with Theo, Sky TV and raising 400k just to help the plight of one person!)?

Overall though, I would recommend this book as a good holiday read.
The start is bit slow and it takes a bit of perseverance to get it going, but the rest if a good and interesting read.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars My first, and last, Susan Lewis 19 Nov 2008
By S. B. Kelly VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Maybe it's my fault; maybe the missing-person scenario made me think erroneously that this was meant to be a thriller. It's a thoroughly plodding read with characters who never really come to life and an anti-climactic ending.

Perhaps if Lewis had created not quite so many minor characters who have nothing to do, she could have made the book a more manageable length and given the principal characters some sort of credibility. The 14-year-old daughter, in particular, is the worst kind of stroppy-adolescent cliché and becomes extremely tiresome to the reader.

For me, the book lacked focus. We have the main plot of the missing woman but it keeps veering off into a tiresome bunch of WI members, who are thoroughly patronised (are there really no working-class women in Devon who speak standard, grammatical English?) and a feud between Miles Avery and another newspaper editor.

I was glad to get to the end.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not her best 12 Dec 2011
By jan
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Didn't enjoy Missing. Not the best book I've read on hers. Glad to get to the end. Has not put me of thought and I will certainely read more of Susan Lewis's books in the future.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Missing by Susan Lewis 17 Jun 2010
Format:Hardcover
I have read all of Susan Lewis's books and most of them I have read a hundred times over. I love her writing, stories, characters and the fact that I can never put them down BUT................ Missing?????? What a drab book I found it really really hardwork and didn't like the characters at all. The story had a good base plot so I carried on reading expecting the usual Susan Lewis twists and turns but received nothing, nada, nought. The fact that we never get the answer to what happened to the child (she could of done some amazing things to this bit) it's the fact that there wasn't any character that ever made you feel as if you were ever going to get an answer. Normal SL books would of kept you guessing and then she hits you with a OMG. I always used to try and work out before she revealed all who and what was behind it all. She was playing far too much on the sentimental side and where was the Sex???
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Kept waiting for the twist which never came.. 30 Aug 2009
By thester
Format:Paperback
The plot of this novel immediately caught my attention and I found myself turning page after page. I eagerly anticipated some kind of twist and was bitterly disappointed to find the ending seemed so "flat". I can't help feeling this could have been so much more, the potential in the plot was certainly there, it is however, a stark insight into the lives of families whose children "disappear" and the pain and suffering which ensues for a lifetime.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Good Plot - shame about the rest. 7 Jan 2009
By Dazalon
Format:Paperback
While I wouldn't rate this as a good book, it was a page turner. What got me turning the pages was the plot, I really wanted to find out what had happened to Jacqueline, the missing wife. There were enough twists and turns to keep me turning the pages, especially when a missing child is added to the plot.

Having said that, the characters are wooden and many are stereotypes, particularly the WI members. I think the auction was included just to give Vivienne a reason to be in Devon, it just happened to be only 10 miles away from where the Averys lived. Kelsey's teenage tantrums were over the top, agreed she wasn't going to be the most grounded person after what her mum put her through, but I was itching for Miles to tell her to show some respect and don't talk to him like that!

There was also far too much narrative, especially all the goos, gagas and mamas from baby Rufus. The book is over 500 pages and about 25% is unnecessary dialogue.

Finally the ending was weak, we don't discover what happened to Sam and Jacqueline's last act magically turns Kelsey into a nicer more accepting person so that everyone else can live happily ever after.

I'm not tempted to read anything else by Susan Lewis.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
A bit slow
Published 8 days ago by BERYL NEVITT
2.0 out of 5 stars A disappointment
I thought by the description on the back of the book this was going to be a good read but unfortunately it was not. Read more
Published 21 days ago by LMS72
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Annoying daughter character at times but good read
Published 23 days ago by Mrs Sue Lubbock
5.0 out of 5 stars susan lewis missing
Took me a couple of chapters to get into this book but I am really enjoying it now. Have read quite a few books by Susan Lewis and have not been disappointed.
Published 1 month ago by jeanjeanie
5.0 out of 5 stars Stick with it
Excellent book and very good read stick with it as the beginning takes some getting into but worth the wait.
Published 1 month ago by Chezzie
4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Novel
Lesley Pearse writes a good story. as usual her books set the scene well and takes you through to the final chapter
Published 1 month ago by jinx
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow
What a great read. Couldn't put it down. Really enjoy reading Susan Lewis' books. Recommend you give this one a go.
Published 1 month ago by Pat P.
5.0 out of 5 stars gripping
Gripping storyline and beautifully written with realistic characters. Difficult to put down because of the twists and turns - brilliant book!!!!
Published 2 months ago by Mrs T Gaughan
1.0 out of 5 stars not one of her best!!
this was my first Susan Lewis book but I could not get in to it at all...but I wasn't going to let it put me off I'm now reading lost innocents and really enjoying it ... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Joanne Salthouse
5.0 out of 5 stars Missing
Very touching storyline that really envelopes you into the book and the book becomes your world. A great read couldn't put it down.
Published 5 months ago by kelly cheesman
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