Book Review Sunday: The Missing By C.L. Taylor

Welcome back to book review Sunday!

Today I’m reviewing “The Missing” By C.J Taylor. Another psychological thriller (I’m obsessed with them lately!)

“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…” (Blurb taken from Amazon)

So the story starts with an instant message conversation between two people, and you can quickly figure out that one of them is Billy. Then we move on to the day of the appeal with Billy’s parents. We see everything in the book from Billy’s mother Claire’s point of view, and her continues black outs in the book are really intriguing. Is she blacking out because of some sort of medical condition, trauma, or a guilty conscience? And did any of the family have anything to do with Billy’s disappearance.

I really enjoyed this book, and what I liked about it is it wasn’t easy to figure out. It keeps you reading right until the end, and when you finally learn what’s happened it’s quite surprising. Obviously I can’t say too much without spoiling it (as always!) I’m really looking forward to reading more by this author.

Have you read this book? What did you think?


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