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Just Another Missing Person by Gillian McAllister

By Pamelascott

Just Another Missing Person by Gillian McAllister


22 years old.

Last seen on CCTV, entering a dead-end alley.

And not coming back out again.

Missing for one day and counting . . .

Julia is the detective heading up the case. She knows what to expect. A desperate family, a ticking clock, and long hours away from her husband and daughter. But Julia has no idea how close to home it's going to get.

Because there's a man out there. And his weapon isn't a gun, or a knife: it's a secret. Her worst one.

He tells her that her family's safety depends on one thing: Julia must NOT find out what happened to Olivia - and must frame somebody else for her murder . . . What would you do?


Julia knew from the way Genevieve rushed towards her that something was wrong. - Prologue


(Penguin, 1 January 2024, e-book, 416 pages, borrowed from North Ayrshire Libraries via Borrowbox, Popsugar Reading Challenge, A Book With 24 Letters In The Title)



I'm a fan of the author and really enjoyed Just Another Missing Person. I read a lot of thrillers especially police procedurals. This ticks all the boxes for me. I liked Julia as a character, forced with making terrible choices because of something she did to protect her daughter, forced into a corner by someone with sinister motivations. Will she do what he asks to protect her secret? What is her secret? The chapters are from the viewpoint of different characters involved in the case including Julia and Olivia's mother. I liked the pacing of the book as well. The plot rattles along. I'd recommend this.


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