|(Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!)
In the vein of The Lovely Bones and The Little Friend, Ghosts of the Missing follows the mysterious disappearance of a twelve-year-old girl during a town parade and the reverberations of this tragedy throughout the town.
On Saturday, October 28, 1995, a girl vanished. She was not a child particularly prized in town…When questioned by reporters, those who’d known Rowan described her as ‘quiet’ and ‘loner’ and ‘shy’ and even ‘awkward.’ Words for pity.
Culleton, New York has a long history—of writers, of artists, and of unsolved mysteries. It’s where Adair grew up before she moved to Brooklyn to try to make it as an artist. But after years away from her hometown and little to show for it, Adair decides to return. She moves back in to Moye House, the old mansion, and current writer’s retreat, imbued with her family’s legacy.
Ciaran is a writer staying at Moye House in the hopes of finally solving the mystery of what happened to Rowan Kinnane—his sister, and Adair’s childhood best friend. As the two begin investigating, secrets long buried rise to the surface, complicating their sense of themselves and their understanding of what happened on that fateful day.
With her “knack for capturing heartbreaking moments with a gripping simplicity” (Village Voice), Kathleen Donohoe lures us into a haunting world of secrets and obsessions and shows just how far people will go in search of the truth.
Mystery thrillers are my jam and I am loving them so much right now. I was super excited to pick up Kathleen Donohoe's novel, Ghosts Of The Missing. First off, that title - LOVED it!! Secondly, the book's cover - creeptastic! Third and last, the story was amazing! I settled down with my copy on a rainy day and a huge cuppa. I didn't stop turning pages until I reached the very end. I absolutely LOVED every minute I spent with Ghosts Of The Missing. What a book!!
A twelve-year-old girl named Rowan goes missing. She's never found. Years pass by and her best friend, Adair, returns to their hometown. She soon finds herself caught up in the mystery of Rowan's disappearance, alongside Rowan's brother, Ciaran. As the two dig deep, more questions are raised, and some secrets are revealed that cause quite the complication (or two). Talk about a gripping mystery!
Donohoe has written a terrific story chock full of twists and turns that will lead you down a rabbit hole of guessing games. Or at least it did for me, because I could not stop trying to figure out what happened to Rowan. I was hooked from the start! And, I loved getting to know Adair, Ciaran, and Rowan - such a fascinating trio. Definitely a great book to read on a rainy day. I thoroughly enjoyed it and now I can't wait to read more of Donohoe's works.
I would happily recommend Ghosts Of The Missing to anyone and everyone looking for their next great read - you will LOVE this book!!
Here's the link to the TLC Book Tour schedule for: Ghosts Of The Missing