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Losing You

by Nicci French

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Losing You by Nicci French
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  • Published in USA  Apr 2008
    304 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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It’s Nina Landry’s birthday, and she’s supposed to have her kids ready to leave in a few hours for a Christmas holiday in Florida with her new boyfriend, but her fifteen-year-old daughter Charlie spent the night at a friend’s and hasn’t come home yet. Not by ten a.m., not by eleven. Nina is getting angry---they have a plane to catch, and Charlie hasn’t even bothered to pack. As time passes, though slower and slower by the minute, Nina becomes uneasy. Her anger gives way to worry, and that worry quickly builds into panic.

By one p.m., she’s wondering, has Charlie run away, or has something far worse happened? And why won’t anyone---not the cops, not Charlie’s friends, not Charlie’s father---take her disappearance seriously?

As day turns to night on their home of Sandling Island sixty miles from London, and a series of ominous secrets leads Nina from sickening suspicion to deadly certainty, the question becomes less whether she and her daughter will leave the island in time and more whether they’ll ever leave it again.

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"Starred Review. This engrossing read captures the importance of the often overlooked and underappreciated minutiae of everyday life while commanding a deeply personal reaction in readers." - Publishers Weekly.

"Though one or two plotlines remain dangling at the end, oh how the story grabs." - Kirkus Reviews.

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Nicci French Author Biography

Nicci French is the pseudonym for the writing partnership of journalists Nicci Gerrard and Sean French.

Nicci Gerrard was born in June 1958 in Worcestershire, England. After graduating with a first class honours degree in English Literature from Oxford University, she began her first job, working with emotionally disturbed children in Sheffield.

In 1989 she became acting literary editor at the New Statesman, before moving to the Observer, where she was deputy literary editor for five years, and then a feature writer and executive editor. It was while she was at the New Statesman that she met Sean French. She has individually written eight novels (as of 2017).

Sean French was born in May 1959 in Bristol, to a British father and Swedish mother. He too studied English Literature at...

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