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  • Location: Bristol

The Missing

The Missing

Why a Booktrail?

2000s: Sometimes those closest to us are the ones with the most to hide…

  • ISBN: 978-0008118051
  • Genre: Psychological, Thriller

What you need to know before your trail

Billy Wilkinson goes missing in the middle of the night and his mother Claire is beside herself. She blames herself and she’s not the only one. There isn’t a single member of Billy’s family that doesn’t feel guilty. They are a family used to keeping secrets, from other people and certainly from each other.

The day Claire and her family go to give an appeal, six months after Billy’s disappearance, things don’t go to plan. From that moment, this carefully built house of cards comes tumbling down. One card falls and they all start to tumble.

Claire believes Billy is still alive and that her friends and family had nothing to do with his disappearance.

A mother’s instinct is never wrong. Or is it?

Travel Guide

An ordinary city and and an ordinary life until Claire’s fifteen year old son goes missing in the middle of the night and no one seems to know what could have happened to him.

From the stark basement in the Town Hall where the appeal is held, to the messy, chaotic home where Claire lives, this is a bleak and almost trance like home life she lives. She drives past the city’s familiar landmarks but all she sees is Billy. Her trance like state spills over into her life in other ways as she goes looking for her son in places such as Weston or various suburbs of Bristol. She searches amongst the homeless and the graffiti artists who sleep under railway bridges, she looks in public toilets in parks. this is a woman on the edge. Billy enjoyed tagging his name on bridges and walls around the city
She sees  a side of Bristol she’s never been to before and if this is Billy’w world now, then she wishes she’d never been there.

Streetview Maps

B) Bristol Temple Meads
E) The Arches

Booktrail Boarding Pass Information: The Missing

Destination: Bristol  Departure Time: 2000s

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