The Missing Years (Paperback)Lexie Elliott (author)
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A Goodreads 'Mover and Shaker' for summer 2019
The French Girl captivated readers with a twisting tale of psychological suspense. Now author Lexie Elliott heads to the foothills of the Scottish Highlands, where a woman's tangled family history comes back to haunt her...
We all have our secrets...
An eerie old Scottish manor in the middle of nowhere that's now hers.
Ailsa Calder has inherited half of a house. The other half belongs to a man who disappeared without a trace twenty-seven years ago. Her father.
Leaving London behind to settle her mother's estate, Ailsa returns to her childhood home nestled amongst the craggy peaks of the Scottish Highlands, accompanied by the half-sister she's never taken the time to get to know.
With the past threatening to swallow her whole, she can't escape the claustrophobic feeling that the house itself is watching her, or ignore how animals take care never to set foot within its garden.
And when Ailsa confronts the first night-time intruder, she sees that the manor's careless rugged beauty could cost her everything...
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 495 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 28 mm
Elliott follows her well-reviewed debut, The French Girl, with an equally atmospheric novel that keeps the reader intrigued and off-balance all the way through. * Booklist *
This compelling mystery left me on the edge of my seat... If you liked the author's debut work The French Girl, you will love The Missing Years. * Tulsa Book Review *
With its growing atmosphere of dread and its moody environs, The Missing Years begins with a Gothic hint that rapidly segues into a suspenseful thriller with a breathless twist of a denouement. * New York Journal of Books *
A classy thriller... Elliott is an author to watch. * The Bookseller, Editor's Choice *
A maelstrom of complicated friendships and shifting alliances. This addictive debut will keep you up late into the night! * Karen Dionne, author of The Marsh King's Daughter, on The French Girl *
A gripping mystery... tangled relationships, shifting perceptions, and the memories - and people - that haunt us. I was completely captivated from beginning to end. * Megan Miranda, author of The Perfect Stranger, on The French Girl *
You'll be well-served to carve out a lofty chunk of time for this tangled mystery, as The French Girl demands a one-sit read. * Mail Online on The French Girl *
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The Missing Years is a real page turner; from the very first time I opened up the book it was very hard to put down.
Ailsa comes to live in The Manse, a large, seemingly haunted house in Scotland which she inherits... More
“Lexie Elliott is one of my favourite authors”
Lexie Elliott is my favourite author after reading The French Girl.
The Missing Years is a slow page turning thriller, unlike The French Girl , that was very much straight into the story.
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“How long can a secret stay buried?”
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