"The Changeling meets an episode of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit but set in the UK.” -The Skimm
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
In her enthralling debut, Gilly Macmillan explores a mother’s search for her missing son, weaving a taut psychological thriller as gripping and skillful as The Girl on the Train and The Guilty One.
In a heartbeat, everything changes…
Rachel Jenner is walking in a Bristol park with her eight-year-old son, Ben, when he asks if he can run ahead. It’s an ordinary request on an ordinary Sunday afternoon, and Rachel has no reason to worry—until Ben vanishes.
Police are called, search parties go out, and Rachel, already insecure after her recent divorce, feels herself coming undone. As hours and then days pass without a sign of Ben, everyone who knew him is called into question, from Rachel’s newly married ex-husband to her mother-of-the-year sister. Inevitably, media attention focuses on Rachel too, and the public’s attitude toward her begins to shift from sympathy to suspicion.
As she desperately pieces together the threadbare clues, Rachel realizes that nothing is quite as she imagined it to be, not even her own judgment. And the greatest dangers may lie not in the anonymous strangers of every parent’s nightmares, but behind the familiar smiles of those she trusts the most.
Where is Ben? The clock is ticking...
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I really enjoyed this book!
SOOOOOOO BORING! I kept holding out and waiting for an interesting twist but it never came. They read out every cited source and all parts of web URLs/email addresses. I was more irritated than anything through this book. Don’t waste your time!
I had to struggle to finish listening to this book. When an email was referenced every word of the email was read even who it was from, to, date, email addresses etc. A lot of details were unnecessary Makes me reconsider ever reading or listening to another book by this author and/ or narrator.