A subtle, psychological revelation of a family’s secrets.
“Trust me it is better to accept a lie than invent the truth.”
Family history defines your identity. Do you know who you are?
A mystery of family bonds, love, lies, deception, and jealousy.
The authorities place three-year-old Laura with a foster family. She has no relatives, no past life – she is a nobody.
Years later, her trauma of feeling abandoned erupts in violence during a family history project.
She returns to her birthplace; Russet House. In the attic, she finds old newspaper reports of a tragic event.
Her mother is missing. Her father is dead.
She persuades a retired police detective to investigate the unsolved mystery and find her mother. This unsettles her newly found relatives who advise her to go away and let the past rest.
Through shocking turns, a fifteen-year-old secret unravels in a final twist.
About the Author:
James McEwan is a writer of short stories and blogs flash fiction. After a career in engineering he completed a degree; BA (Hon) Humanities with Creative Writing combined with German Language and Culture.
Missing is his first novel.
Other work included The Listener–A collection of short stories.
The Case of the Mahjong Dragon, an original variation on the Sherlock Holmes canon and the stories were criticised for not being long enough.
He has contributed charitable work to:
A Thousand Cranes – Scottish Writers for Japan.
Simply Read Too - Lanark Writers - poetry and short stories, with an audio CD.
Falling Leaves - Lanark Writers - poetry and short stories.
The web sites Literallystories.com and Fictiononthe web.co.uk. publish his work.
He lives in Central Scotland and has two adult daughters
About the Author:
S. K. Gregory is an author, editor and blogger. She currently resides in Northern Ireland.
“Description begins in the writer’s imagination, but should finish in the reader’s.”