Author: Georgina Cross
Publication Date: January 6, 2021
They live in the big houses on the pretty street. Those other women, as we call them. And to think I used to want to be like them, to have their money and happiness, to live and laugh and play like them. Not any more.
It’s the fourth of July and the whole town is gathered at the local pool. Through the sweltering afternoon, we single mothers don’t mix with the other women––the ones with the perfect lives and happy marriages. Women like Sabine Miller. But when Sabine shoots me a desperate look across the water and suddenly disappears, my blood runs cold…
Running to the back gate, all I find is a silver charm bracelet she dropped on her way out. I convince myself I’m imagining things until Sabine’s husband Mark appears. When he realizes she’s missing, he phones the cops straight away. “Someone has been threatening Sabine,” he says. “Now they’ve kidnapped her.”
Hours later, I wish I’d run faster. The whole town is searching the streets, calling Sabine’s name over and over. On the TV, Mark is begging for someone to bring his wife home.
The truth is, I was the last person to see her alive––and it’s killing me inside. Now the cops are at my door asking questions. I’m terrified they’ll find out what happened years ago between me and Sabine. Something I’ve never told anyone.
But I need to tell someone. Can you keep a secret?
From bestselling author Georgina Cross, the most exciting new voice in suspense, comes a twisted and unputdownable psychological thriller about the power and damage of secrets behind closed doors. Perfect for anyone who was totally hooked by The Wife Between Us, Big Little Lies or Gone Girl.
The Missing Woman is a thriller with unexpected allies.
Sabine seems to have the perfect life until the day she goes missing. Sabine is rich with the perfect husband. Before she goes missing she gives Erica a look that Erica thinks is trying to send a message. The only time Erica and Sabine talked was when they got in a fight last year. However, Erica and Sabine have a secret nobody else knows about. It looks like Sabine was attacked before she disappeared. Where is Sabine? Is Sabine ok?
The Missing Woman has multiple twists I didn’t expect. There is a lot of suspense throughout the book. The police are suspecting everyone of being involved with Sabine’s disappearance. Everyone suspected is trying to push the blame off on someone else. The Missing Woman is a great thriller. I liked the characters. Erica is trying to figure out what happened to Sabine while also supporting her friend Tish. Tish has revealed some concerning secrets, but Erica is still completely supportive of Tish. Erica and Tish are very loyal. Sabine is an interesting character with so many secrets that get revealed throughout the book. The more I learned about Sabine and her story, the more I liked her. I liked how there were unexpected allies, and everything was explained and tied up nicely.
Thank you Bookouture and NetGalley for The Missing Woman.
About the Author
Georgina Cross is the author of works of domestic suspense, psychological suspense, and thriller.
She is represented by Rachel Beck with Liza Dawson Associates with her suspense fiction appealing to readers of The Good Girl by Mary Kubica, The Marriage Lie by Kimberly Belle, The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth, and Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty.
Georgina has been writing since she was a child. Notebooks & floppy discs filled with stories: adventures growing up in New Orleans and tales from Malaysia & England where her family lives. After graduating from Louisiana State University, she pursued a career in marketing & communications and founded Susie’s Wish non-profit which sends patients with life threatening illnesses to the beach. She spends time with her husband and their combined family of four sons watching plenty of scary movies and is thrilled to be a full-time author.