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Among the missing [sound recording] : [a novel]
Joss, Morag
Adult Fiction JOSS

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From Publishers' Weekly:

In this haunting psychological thriller from Joss (The Night Following), a recently married middle-aged English couple staying at a Scottish Highlands hotel hit a wall in their new relationship: she's pregnant and he doesn't want kids. Desperate for cash, the unnamed woman manages to sell her car to Stefan, an illegal immigrant living in a rundown trailer with his wife, Silva, and their two-year-old daughter, Anna. Hours later, the nearby bridge to Inverness collapses. When the car is reported missing and the woman is presumed dead, she decides to begin life anew as "Annabel." Overcome with guilt when she realizes that Stefan and Anna died in her car, Annabel goes to Silva's trailer, and the two women become uneasy friends. Meanwhile, Ron, recently released from prison after serving five years for criminal negligence and the third major player in the drama, finds work helping the bridge salvage operation and soon forms an unlikely bond with Annabel and Silva, but one that may not withstand the weight of their shared past tragedies. P.D. James fans will find much to like. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

From Library Journal:

Edgar Award nominee Joss (Funeral Music) slowly but surely builds the tension in this tale of secrets, guilt, and jealousy. A bridge collapses in the Scottish Highlands, and a pregnant woman takes the chance to leave her sad life behind by pretending to be dead. An illegal immigrant waits for her husband and daughter to return, but, unfortunately, they never will. A boatman is riddled with guilt for an event of the past. Their relationships intertwine and ebb and flow, mixing love and suspicion, trust and distrust, and building to an unexpected conclusion. The narration from outstanding voice artists Robin Sachs, Kate Reading, and Cassandra Campbell is wonderfully subtle yet breathtaking. Recommended for all listeners.-Scott R. DiMarco, Mansfield Univ. of Pennsylvania Lib. (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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