Download e-book for kindle: Among the Missing by Morag Joss

By Morag Joss

ISBN-10: 0385342748

ISBN-13: 9780385342742

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.

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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.

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