Listen free for 30 days

Listen with a free trial

One credit a month, good for any title to download and keep.
Unlimited listening to the Plus Catalogue - thousands of select Audible Originals, podcasts and audiobooks.
Exclusive member-only deals.
No commitment - cancel anytime.
Buy Now for £27.59

Buy Now for £27.59

Pay using card ending in
By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

Summary

A missing girl. A loving mother who never gave up. A betrayed wife who doesn’t know who to trust.

Teenager Edie Hudson was nobody’s little darling, which made vanishing all too easy. Two decades later, she’s been forgotten by everyone except her mother, Samantha.

And the person who knows what happened to her.

Samantha has had a long time to remember, and to regret. Having seen how little her daughter mattered to the community in the months following her disappearance, she wonders if Edie was lost before she was even gone. Or was it guilt, not indifference, that made the locals turn a blind eye? When she meets Frances, she at last starts to hope for answers.

Because Frances is obsessed with the mystery too, after finding a photo of her husband with the girl who disappeared.

What really happened all those years ago? And just how dangerous could it be to find out?

©2020 Daisy Pearce (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

What listeners say about The Missing

Average customer ratings
Overall
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    6
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    3
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    6
  • 4 Stars
    3
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    5
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    1

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

No Reviews are Available
Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Kelly
  • Kelly
  • 24-06-20

Excellent....

Extremely well written.., I heard no " mispronounciations" like the other reviewer complained. I enjoyed the not overly descriptive writing , the character development, and that air of menace. I'd rather have a little predictability than plot twists that are far fetched and silly. No the end is not a huge shocker for jaded thriller fans but the slow build up is an entertaining but sad journey.

43 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Sandra Farrer
  • Sandra Farrer
  • 08-07-20

Sleepless Again!

"The Missing" will keep you on the edge of your seat. Daisy Pearce is an author I've just discovered. This was my second discovery of hers. The first book "The Silence" was equally intriguing. Well written, spot-on Narrators. Very twisty turns of events. Characters you wish you could meet again. If you love psychological thrillers, you must read these books!

30 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Beth
  • Beth
  • 30-08-20

I couldn't stop listening

this was a very gripping suspenseful thriller. all the strong characters in this book were female, another plus. I listened to this over the last 2 days, it was that compelling. highly recommend.

24 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Mark D
  • Mark D
  • 11-06-20

Predictable

Again I fell for the publisher summary for this author. Both of them now have the same problem.

They are predictable very early in the story. If you just want a drama about a mother whose kid goes missing and her struggle this would be good.

The narrator mispronounced so many words. I'm used to the ones that the British pronounce different and none of them were those.

Can't complain that much since it was a Kindle I unlimited read and listen for free one.

24 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 14-12-20

One word: AMAZING!

I loved this book! There were so many turns and people are not as they seem. Kept me on the edge of my seat.

19 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Kindle Customer
  • Kindle Customer
  • 15-06-20

Fantastic thriller!

full of suspense and twists and turns. i had goose bumps as the finally unfolded.

13 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for LinZ
  • LinZ
  • 20-07-21

Again with pointless soft porn!

Yet again, another "thriller" that opens with a gratuitous sex scene. I came here for a story about a missing child (as implied by the title), not the completely pointless soft porn in chapter two. Why? Why ruin what could potentially be a really interesting story with this stuff??? It doesn't add anything to the story! I made the executive decision not to keep suffering. Moving on to greener pastures where people keep their clothes on.

10 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for cdo
  • cdo
  • 02-06-21

Oh My!

Such a great writer. A perfect narrator. The story won’t allow you to stop. I listened hours while inside because of a 97 degree day, when motivation to do anything was lacking. I would have given it 5 stars except for the ending. I wanted it to just finish, as it made me anxious, but that didn’t spoil my enjoyment of this book. I’m wondering if Daisy Pearce has written other books.

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Lisa
  • Lisa
  • 02-06-21

Great

This was a daily deal, by far the best dd I’ve listened to in the thriller genre. I would totally use a credit for this one.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for It’s me
  • It’s me
  • 01-06-21

A mother’s story

Well written and performed. Loved how the Author kept me on my toes. Could have gone several ways. A mother loves unconditionally.

2 people found this helpful