Twenty-three years ago, at a small dinner party in a Chicago suburb, Francis Scroll’s nine-year-old brother, Lucas, was found floating face down in his parents’ bathtub. Lucas’s friend Sam is the only person who can reveal the truth, but he is unable—or unwilling—to speak, and Lucas’s death is ruled a tragic accident. Francis is forced to confront the past he buried long ago when Sam’s own nine-year-old son goes missing, and all the evidence points to Francis’s vengeful father as the prime suspect. In order to save the life of a young boy, Francis must unearth the truth about what happened the night his brother died.
This book is great so far! I only just got my copy, so I’m just getting into it, but I’ve read a few spoiler-free reviews and this is not a book you want to miss!
You can pre-order the book, which comes out September 20, 2016, on Amazon, but Sourcebooks is also holding a giveaway for an autographed copy! Click the link below to enter!
Once I’ve reviewed this book, I’ll edit this post to include my link, but here’s some praise to hold you over!
“Joseph’s debut is a heart-wrenching chronicle of two families, one with a missing son, the other still reeling from the death of a son years before… [a] page-turner with haunting, well-developed characters and tantalizing plot.”
“haunting, well-developed characters and tantalizing plot.”
“Boy, 9, Missing has a gripping plot, fast-paced action, and memorable characters that you won’t soon forget. This riveting debut had me hooked from page one.”
— Heather Gudenkauf, New York Times bestselling author of The Weight of Silence and Missing Pieces
“In Joseph’s debut thriller, no one escapes the wreckage of a decades-old crime, as secrets and lies imperil the survivors. An intriguing premise, breathlessly executed.”
— Sophie Littlefield, national bestselling author and Edgar Nominee