Publisher Description

"A suspenseful murder mystery." - Readers' Favorite

Not every missing person is meant to be found…

When troubled nurse Alina vanishes one night, it’s assumed she ran away from her violent husband. Until disgraced ex-teacher Emily Swanson moves into the couple’s vacated home.

Emily’s life is in ruins and she’s meant to be making a fresh start. But when she learns about the missing nurse, she sees a chance for redemption. Because finding Alina could help right the wrongs of Emily’s past. All she needs to do is follow the clues.

But what Emily doesn’t know is that Alina had a horrifying secret. One about the care foundation where she worked. And the closer Emily gets to uncovering the truth, the closer she gets to terrible danger.

Inspired by a shocking true crime, Next To Disappear will keep you guessing from the edge of your seat. Fans of Karin Slaughter, Angela Marsons & Gregg Olsen will enjoy this dark and twisty British series from Malcolm Richards.

Revised edition: Previously published as 'Lost Lives'.

Mysteries & Thrillers
August 25
Storm House Books
Malcolm Richards

Customer Reviews

Happytoread2021 ,

Liked it!

Gripping tale.

tTerry F ,

Next to Desappier

Very engaged lance you start reading
Is imposible to stop .Always want to know what is next.I really have a good time reading it.


Pepper Michaels ,


I had high hopes for this book, after reading all the excellent reviews. However I found it to be slow moving and quite boring. The writing seemed juvenile and tediously descriptive. I read to chapter 18 and could not get interested enough in the lead characters. Their interchanges of dialogue did not seem natural and I had a hard time believing in their friendship. I skipped to the ending, which I found to be about what I was guessing all along. Disappointing.

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