The Missing Place
Author: Sophie Littlefield
Release Date: October 14, 2014
Publisher: Gallery Books
Twenty-year-old Taylor Jarvis and Paul Carroll go missing in Weir, North Dakota, where they have been working on rigs owned by Oasis Energy. The boys stayed in Black Creek Lodge, a ?man camp? providing room and board. The mothers of the two boys come to Weir to find out what happened to their sons and form an uneasy alliance. Shay Jarvis, a 41-year-old single grandmother, has more grit than resources; for wealthy suburban housewife Colleen Carroll, the opposite is true. Overtaxed by worry, exhaustion, and fear, they question each other's methods and motivations - but there is no one else to help, and they must learn to work together if they are to have any chance of breaking through the barriers put up by their sons? employer, the indifference of an overtaxed police department, and a town of strangers with their own secrets against a backdrop of a modern day gold rush.
I really enjoyed "The Missing Place" by Sophie Littlefield. There were so many elements to the story that I found to be unexpected and really enjoyable. I usually stay away with books that are a little to suspenseful because I don't like reading about children getting hurt. But I do think that the author balanced the tension in the book. Shay and Colleen were very different but they were both on the same mission-find their missing sons. This was my first time reading this author and I really enjoyed her storytelling and writing.
Praise for THE MISSING PLACE
“Littlefield maximizes the emotional impact of her character-driven cautionary tale.” –Publishers Weekly
“Really good read. Readers will admire the tenacity of the lead characters…to find strength and answers together.” –Fitness Magazine
“The excellent writing will keep readers engrossed and unwilling to put the book down.” –RT Book Reviews
About The Author
Sophie's first novel, A BAD DAY FOR SORRY (Thomas Dunne/St. Martin's Minotaur, 2009) has been nominated for the Edgar, Macavity, Barry, and Crimespree awards, and won the Anthony Award and the RTBookReviews Reviewers Choice Award for Best First Mystery. Her novel AFTERTIME was a finalist for the Goodreads Choice Horror award.