By Morag Joss
An twist of fate can finish a life.
The related twist of fate can start one.
Three lives collide within the wake of an unforeseeable tragedy. whilst a bridge collapses within the Highlands of Scotland, dozens of commuters vanish into the freezing river lower than, swept by way of the currents towards the ocean, and simply an novice video and the bridge’s safety digital camera list their final moments.
A girl vacationer, whose automobile used to be filmed pulling onto the bridge seconds sooner than it fell, is believed to be one of the lacking. yet in determined desire of cash, she had offered the auto purely hours sooner than. Now she will be able to start existence over. Her direction leads her to a spartan cabin at the financial institution of the river the place, as Annabel, she is reborn, loose from her prior. the following she lives with Silva, an unlawful immigrant whose difficulty is compounded via the disappearance of her husband and their baby. She waits for them every day, clinging to pray opposed to overwhelming proof.
The girls are befriended by way of the boatman Ron, and jointly they carry a delicate sanctuary within the shadow of the bridge that has replaced their lives. they preserve secrets and techniques from each other, but additionally attach in methods none of them expects. misplaced souls all, they try to outlive, to belief, and to like while the results of the earlier end up inescapable.
A masterly novel concerning the invisible ties that bind us to our identities, to our histories, and to each other, one of the lacking soars with the peerless voice of the writer defined by means of P. D. James as an “exciting talent.” Morag Joss, with the mental penetration and the finely wrought prose which are her hallmarks, spins an excellent story of wear and reparation, suspicion and salvation.
Read Online or Download Among the Missing PDF
Best thriller books
Ridley Jones has been residing a lie. A mysterious package deal confirmed up on her doorstep one morning and the attractive lie she used to name her lifestyles used to be over. without notice, every person in she is familiar with sounds like a stranger. She has no thought who's on her aspect and who has whatever to hide—even her new lover, Jake, may have tense secrets and techniques of his personal.
Within the most modern addition to the hot York Times-bestselling sequence, Stone Barrington comes face-to-face with a gorgeous lady from his previous. . . .
Stone Barrington gets a slightly unforeseen mobilephone name from Arrington Calder, the ex-girlfriend with whom he has a son. Arrington's a lot older husband, the actor Vance Calder, has simply died, leaving her a fortune in Centurion Studios inventory. Arrington has plans for the cash and asks Stone to symbolize her within the sale of the corporate. but if he arrives at her domestic in Bel-Air to finalize the deal, issues take a foul flip. it sort of feels lots of Hollywood's wealthy and lovely have Arrington and Centurion of their points of interest, and Stone unearths himself dragged right into a unusually lethal internet of intrigue.
It was once definitely the right retreat for a corporation. No mobile phones. No BlackBerrys. No autos. only a sumptuous, distant inn surrounded via millions of miles of wilderness.
all of the best officials of the Hammond Aerospace company are there. And one last-minute alternative -- a junior government named Jake Landry. He's a gentle, modest, and taciturn man with a present for holding his head down and a turbulent previous he's attempting to positioned at the back of him.
Jake's uncomfortable with all of the energy gamers he's been thrown in with, with the entire swaggering and the posturing. the single individual there he is familiar with is the feminine CEO's assistant--his ex-girlfriend, Ali.
When a band of backwoods hunters crash the opening-night dinner, the executives without warning locate themselves held hostage by means of armed males who will do something, to someone, to get their fingers at the biggest ransom in historical past. Now, terrified and determined and bring to an end from the remainder of the realm, the captives are on the mercy of not easy males with weapons who will not be what they appear.
The company gigantic photographs hadn't sought after Jake there. yet now he's the single one that can retailer them.
Power Play is a continuous, pulse-pounding, high-stakes mystery that may carry the reader riveted until eventually the final web page.
The stunningly artistic, epic sequel to Wilson's blockbuster mystery and big apple instances bestseller Robopocalypse
"The desktop continues to be in the market. nonetheless alive. "
Humankind had triumphed over the machines. on the finish of Robopocalypse, the trendy global used to be principally devastated, humankind was once pressed to the purpose of annihilation, and the earth used to be left in tatters . . . however the grasp synthetic intelligence presence often called Archos were killed.
In Robogenesis, we see that Archos has survived. unfold around the a ways reaches of the realm, the laptop code has fragmented into thousands of items, hiding and regrouping. In a chain of riveting narratives, Robogenesis explores the fates of characters new and outdated, robot and human, as they struggle to construct a brand new global within the wake of a devastating battle. Readers will undergo witness as survivors locate each other, shape into teams, and react to a significantly varied (and lethal) technological panorama. the entire whereas, the remnants of Archos's shattered intelligence are seeping deeper into new breeds of machines, mounting a struggle that won't permit for people to win again.
Daniel H. Wilson makes a victorious go back to the apocalyptic international he created, for an action-filled, raucous, highly intelligent thrill trip approximately humanity and know-how driven to the tipping aspect.
- Exit Plan (Jerry Mitchell, Book 3)
- Triple Identity
- Exposed - A Thriller Novella (Chandler Series)
- Boys from Brazil
Extra info for Among the Missing
D e ad l y E r r o r s | 25 “Here,” he said, handing it to his partner. At 57 Bill still looked like a Marine drill sergeant. Lanky, not an ounce of extra fat. From running every day, Tyler thought. Compulsive about it. Also clad in green scrubs, Bill held up a rectangular oak box the size of a small jewelry case. Loupes. Magnifying eyeglasses worn by most neurosurgeons. ” His partner spun the combination lock to his locker. A triangle of sweat darkened the midline of Bill’s scrub shirt by at least two shades.
Aggravate the vocal cords into spasm and the resulting lack of oxygen will cause Larry’s brain to crush the brain stem. He lifted Larry’s chin, tilting the entire head back toward him and opened the mouth. Laryngoscope in left hand, he slipped the silver blade into the mouth and over the tongue, inserting almost all the curved part before pulling straight up. The pale pink larynx popped into view, both vocal cords glistening in the light. Holding the scope steady, never losing sight of the cords, he held out his right hand.
Well then—” “I’ll do it,” Tyler interrupted. ” Soon as the words flew from his mouth a feeling of panic shouldered aside his confident reply. Unlike the well-lit operating room where a few anesthesiologists allowed him to practice this skill, this area had poor lighting and he was wedged awkwardly between the scanner and the wall. ” The CT tech pulled the white sheet over Larry’s exposed genitals. Pale yellow urine flowed down the plastic tube toward the collection bag. The nurse gently pushed Tyler aside as she wheeled a stretcher next to the scanner.
Among the Missing by Morag Joss