THE NO. 1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER AND RICHARD & JUDY PICK FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE COUPLE AT NO 9
'Clever. Gripping. Terrifically compelling. Kept me glued to the page' SARAH PEARSE
'Eerie, spine-tingling. Douglas is a master storyteller. The perfect immersive read' JANICE HALLETT
'Douglas is the queen of the unexpected twist, and this is her best wrongfooting yet' GILLIAN MCALLISTER
'A deliciously dark, captivating and twisty mystery from the Queen of Gripping Pageturners' CL TAYLOR
THREE GIRLS MISSING
Twenty years ago, Olivia Rutherfood crashed her car while driving home with three friends.
When she regained consciousness, she was alone - her friends had vanished.
THEY WERE NEVER SEEN AGAIN
Now, journalist Jenna Halliday visits the town where it happened, determined to unlock the girls' disappearance.
But Olivia won't speak. And as Jenna probes further, the locals grow frightened . . .
How many secrets can one small town hide?
'Clever . . . Adventurous . . . Fans of Douglas's bestseller, The Couple at No 9, will enjoy her particularly lively female characters and twisty plot' DAILY MAIL
'Moody, menacing and gothic . . . A chillingly atmospheric thriller' JP DELANEY
'A fabulous book. Brilliantly plotted, heart-wrenchingly emotional, and with a central premise to die for. This delivered by the armful. I loved it!' GYTHA LODGE
'I was hooked from the first page and turned the last with my head reeling at the fiendishly clever ending. Atmospheric, haunting and endlessly surprising, I loved it' EVE CHASE
'Absorbing, atmospheric . . . A tense, spine-chilling mystery' GILLY MACMILLAN
READERS ARE GRIPPED BY THE GIRLS WHO DISAPPEARED:
'Totally gripping from start to finish, twists and turns galore' 5***** READER REVIEW
'I was gripped from the very beginning' 5***** READER REVIEW
'Another great keep-you-guessing read from a fabulous author' 5***** READER REVIEW
'It's getting harder and harder for thrillers to shock, but this one hit the mark. Fantastic' 5***** READER REVIEW
'A gripping story which kept me awake last night as I had to finish reading it!' 5***** READER REVIEW
'Masterful' 5***** READER REVIEW
Praise for Claire Douglas
'Devotees of domestic noir will love the multiple perspectives and shifts in time that Claire Douglas uses to complicate her nervy narrative' Sunday Times Crime Club
'Few people do psychological thrillers as claustrophobic and as creepy as Claire Douglas' Tim Weaver
'A gripping page-turner' Jane Fallon
'Smart and atmospheric' Gillian McAllister
'Spine-chilling' Sunday Times
'Intriguing. Twisting. Surprising. Touching' Dorothy Koomson
'Twisty, nail-biting and utterly absorbing' Louise O'Neill
'Claire is a mistress at weaving the reader into a web of domestic deceit' Jane Corry
'The perfect gripping holiday read' Lesley Pearse
'Perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train' Marie Claire
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Part of the beauty of a mystery told from several viewpoints is that it allows us, the readers, to feel we may be close to piecing together the truth. The Girls Who Disappeared is such a book—one that’ll get your mind whirring with possibilities—but it also retains the ability to surprise until the very end. When a journalist arrives in a small town 20 years after the disappearance of three young women, she is hoping to get to the bottom of an event that has long haunted the place. Viewed with suspicion by some locals, her own suspicions are raised by a community in which it seems almost everyone has something to hide. Claire Douglas’ gift for pacing means the novel draws you in from the beginning and never slackens its grip.
I found this book gripping and enjoyed unraveling the story with the main characters, I felt the main twist was a bit flat but I still really enjoyed the read nonetheless. I would recommend.
Good read very gripping; twists and turns