The Missing Ones by Edwin Hill audiobook

The Missing Ones

By Edwin Hill
Read by Karen White

Highbridge Audio

The Hester Thursby Mystery Series: Book 2

11.34 Hours 1
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Hester Thursby has given up using her research skills to trace people who don't want to be found. A traumatic case a few months ago unearthed a string of violent crimes, and left Hester riddled with self-doubt and guilt. Caring for a four-year-old is responsibility enough in a world filled with terrors Hester never could have imagined before. Finisterre Island, off the coast of Maine, is ruggedly beautiful and remote—the kind of place tourists love to visit, though rarely for long. But not everyone who comes to the island is welcome. A dilapidated Victorian house has become home to a group of squatters and junkies, and strangers have a habit of bringing trouble with them. A young boy disappeared during the summer, and though he was found safely, the incident stirred suspicion among locals. Now another child is missing. Summoned to the island by a cryptic text, Hester discovers a community cleaning up from a devastating storm—and uncovers a murder. Soon Hester begins to connect the crime and the missing children. And as she untangles the secrets at the center of the small community, she finds grudges and loyalties that run deep, poised to converge with a force that will once again shake her convictions about the very nature of right and wrong . . .

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Finalist for the 2020 Sue Grafton Memorial Award

Hester Thursby has given up using her research skills to trace people who don't want to be found. A traumatic case a few months ago unearthed a string of violent crimes, and left Hester riddled with self-doubt and guilt. Caring for a four-year-old is responsibility enough in a world filled with terrors Hester never could have imagined before.

Finisterre Island, off the coast of Maine, is ruggedly beautiful and remote—the kind of place tourists love to visit, though rarely for long. But not everyone who comes to the island is welcome. A dilapidated Victorian house has become home to a group of squatters and junkies, and strangers have a habit of bringing trouble with them. A young boy disappeared during the summer, and though he was found safely, the incident stirred suspicion among locals. Now another child is missing. Summoned to the island by a cryptic text, Hester discovers a community cleaning up from a devastating storm—and uncovers a murder.

Soon Hester begins to connect the crime and the missing children. And as she untangles the secrets at the center of the small community, she finds grudges and loyalties that run deep, poised to converge with a force that will once again shake her convictions about the very nature of right and wrong . . .

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Addressing the impact of illegal drug dealing and use, this whodunit has broken family dynamics and a wonderfully complex and intricate mystery, plenty to engage readers looking for a new amateur detective to follow." Library Journal
“Fans of Little Comfort will enjoy the resolution of open threads in Hester’s personal story, but the chaos in Annie’s world and everyone pulled into it holds the key to the novel’s satisfying tension. Hill is adept at building compassion for his characters in a tight-knit social web while implicating them in dark thoughts and actions.” Publishers Weekly
“Despite the presence of a librarian detective, this should not be mistaken for a cozy bibliomystery. It is dark, sometimes downright creepy, with a profusion of deeply conflicted characters. Hard-core fans of the genre will appreciate the twist at the ending, where the ending promises (threatens?) another unfortunate beginning.” Booklist
“A conflicted protagonist battles formidable opponents in a bid for a normal life.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Edwin Hill

Author Bio: Edwin Hill

Edwin Hill has written for the LA Review of Books, The Life Sentence, Publishers Weekly, and Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine. He is the vice president and editorial director for Bedford/St. Martin’s, a division of Macmillan. He received a bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University and an MFA from Emerson College. He lives in Boston with his partner, Michael, and their dog, Edith Ann.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 11.34
Audience: Adult
Language: English