My Thoughts on… Where The Missing Go by Emma Rowley
My name is Kate.
I volunteer at a local charity – young people who have run away from home call me
and I pass on messages to their loved ones, no questions asked.
I don’t get many phone calls, and those I do are usually short and vague, or pranks.
But this morning a girl named Sophie called.
I’m supposed to contact her parents to let them know their child is safe.
The problem is, Sophie isn’t safe.
And Sophie is my daughter.
The very first thing I need to admit is that I read this book a very long time ago. So long, in fact, that I don’t even remember when I read it! However, and I suppose this is a good sign, I still remember the book incredibly well. I did have a quick read of the last page as a reminder but just the word “Nancy” brought everything back to me. This is a very intense, horrific read that will have you gripping the book harder as you try and work out what is happening and how it is going down. In short, this is everything that I absolutely love about thriller fiction. You’re pulled along by Kate as she tries to work out what has happened to her daughter. Everyone is convinced that she simply ran away but Kate is positive that their is something more sinister afoot.
The story really pulls you along as it continues along. Throwing the reader, and Kate, off course too many times to count. I was just as convinced as Kate that something wasn’t quite right but I could not pin down what had happened. I had one guess but I was well and truly wrong. When the final conclusion came around, I was shocked to my core but thought that it was incredibly well done. Everything worked and fit together really interestingly and I just found the book to be a completely compelling read.
I remember feeling for Kate and everything she goes through. How difficult it is to pick yourself up and keep going when everyone around you thinks you need to let go and just give it a rest. It’s hard to keep going, to keep pursuing simply because you know in your heart that there’s more to be discovered. Alongside that, a few creepy things happened to Kate which further increased her paranoia too. I thought it was all really well done and think it was so interesting how it all came together in the end.
So all in all, I very much enjoyed this book, would definitely re-read it and it very much stuck in my mind for a long time after I read it as well. It’s the kind of thriller book that I love and would highly recommend it if you also love ones that keep you on tender hooks as you try and work out what is really going on underneath everything. It also has a very satisfying ending as well as a past and present overlap that I really enjoyed as well. So, if you’re looking for a new thriller to read, maybe you should give this one a go!
** I received this copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review. **