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Mystery and Suspense
Author: Morag Joss
ISBN: 0385342748
Subcategory: Thrillers & Suspense
Pages 272 pages
Publisher Delacorte Press; First Edition edition (June 21, 2011)
Language English
Category: Mystery and Suspense
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 519
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eBook Among the Missing: A Novel download

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ALSO BY MORAG JOSS Puccini’s Ghosts Half Broken Things Fruitful Bodies Fearful Symmetry Funeral Music The Night Following Among the Missing . Among the missing: a novel/Morag Joss. p. cm. eISBN: 978-0-440-42346-1. 1. Triangles (interpersonal relations)-Fiction.

ALSO BY MORAG JOSS Puccini’s Ghosts Half Broken Things Fruitful Bodies Fearful Symmetry Funeral Music The Night Following Among the Missing is a work of fiction. 2. Pregnant women-Fiction. 3. Immigrants-Fiction. 4. Ex-convicts-Fiction.

It seems like I’ve been reading many less than happy novels lately and, Among the Missing, is a book that falls into that same class. The story takes place in the Highlands of Scotland and focuses on three unrelated individuals whose lives collide after a bridge collapse in the area. The incident is caught on film with cars plunging into the waters below.

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Among the Missing is a splatterpunk crime novel by American author Richard Laymon. It was first published in 1999 by Headline Publishing. The novel takes place in Sierra County, California, primarily around the Silver Lake area. The story begins with a man and woman visiting a section of the Silver River referred to as 'the Bend', apparently with the intention of engaging in a romantic tryst.

An accident can end a life. The same accident can begin one. Three lives collide in the wake of an unforeseeable tragedy. When a bridge collapses in the Highlands of Scotland, dozens of commuters vanish into the freezing river below, swept by the currents toward the sea, and only an amateur video and the bridge's security camera record their last moments.

A masterly novel about the invisible ties that bind us to our identities, to our histories, and to one another, Among the Missing soars with the peerless voice of the author described by P. D. James as an ‘exciting talent.

Among the Missing aka Across the Bridge. A masterly novel about the invisible ties that bind us to our identities, to our histories, and to one another, Among the Missing soars with the peerless voice of the author described by P. Morag Joss, with the psychological penetration and the finely wrought prose that are her hallmarks, spins a brilliant tale of damage and reparation, suspicion and salvation.

бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. When a bridge collapses in the Highlands of Scotland, dozens of commuters vanish into the. A woman tourist, whose car was filmed pulling onto the bridge seconds before it fell, is assumed to be among the missing. But in desperate need of money, she had sold the car only hours before

An accident can end a life.

Morag Joss was born in England in 1955 and from the age of four grew up in Ayrshire, Scotland. She became a writer in 1996 after an early career in arts and museum management. She is the author of eight novels, including the Sara Selkirk series, and Half Broken Things, which won the Crime Writers Association (CWA) Silver Dagger Award. She began writing in 1996 after a short story of hers was runner-up in a national competition sponsored by Good Housekeeping magazine.

An accident can end a life. The same accident can begin one.   Three lives collide in the wake of an unforeseeable tragedy. When a bridge collapses in the Highlands of Scotland, dozens of commuters vanish into the freezing river below, swept by the currents toward the sea, and only an amateur video and the bridge’s security camera record their last moments.  A woman tourist, whose car was filmed pulling onto the bridge seconds before it fell, is assumed to be among the missing. But in desperate need of money, she had sold the car only hours before. Now she can begin life over. Her path leads her to a spartan cabin on the bank of the river where, as Annabel, she is reborn, free from her past. Here she lives with Silva, an illegal immigrant whose predicament is compounded by the disappearance of her husband and their child. She waits for them each day, clinging to hope against overwhelming evidence.  The two women are befriended by the boatman Ron, and together they create a fragile sanctuary in the shadow of the bridge that has changed their lives. They keep secrets from one another, yet also connect in ways none of them expects. Lost souls all, they struggle to survive, to trust, and to love even as the consequences of the past prove inescapable.A masterly novel about the invisible ties that bind us to our identities, to our histories, and to one another, Among the Missing soars with the peerless voice of the author described by P. D. James as an “exciting talent.” Morag Joss, with the psychological penetration and the finely wrought prose that are her hallmarks, spins a brilliant tale of damage and reparation, suspicion and salvation.
Bort
This was a gift. She said she hated the ending.
Dodo
3 lost souls in search of meaning . Narration goes from first to third person, verbose descriptions, and overall lack of true literary merit create a ho- hum read.
Kuve
When I read Ms. Joss's novel, "Half Broken Things," I thought that it was brilliant and worthy of the awards and praise heaped upon it. As soon as I finished, I checked another Joss book out of the library- "The Night Following." I didn't enjoy it quite as much, mostly due to the fact that the ending was so very similar to that of "Half Broken Things."
"Among the Missing," starts out well, but quickly loses steam. The plot-lines are highly predictable. Additionally, the characters seemed to be recycled from Ms. Joss's other works.
The ending was more than just trite. It so close to the lines of the endings of her other works, that the entire reading experience of this redundant novel, made me feel reading the novel was an utter waste of my time.
Coiriel
Morag Joss is a master of the language. She's worth reading if for no other reason than how she uses language to reveal the dimensions and shadings of the ordinary. In this novel, Joss peels the psychological working into the two female characters' minds with accuracy and incisive understanding and compassion.
Iriar
I thought that the book was interesting, yet sometimes it was somewhat slow. When I got to the end of the last chapter and turned the page thinking there was more and it was the acknowledgement page, I was extremely mad and disappointed. A conclusion like that is sorry.
Berenn
I'm only halfway through the story in an audible book, but I'm already ready to return it. it's like one of those old movies where you want to yell at the characters what they should be doing and can't believe what they are doing! Very very surprised it was written in 2011, I thought it was much older. The only technology is cell phones, why aren't they using Halcyon lights to work all night?! What in the heck would a young woman be doing accepting rides and inviting strangers into their house?? This strange guy made them feel safe!? I'm just upset right now, I just want to finish this silly thing.I guess I'll make it to the end, but certainly wouldn't recommend it.
Vut
It seems like I’ve been reading many less than happy novels lately and, Among the Missing, is a book that falls into that same class. The story takes place in the Highlands of Scotland and focuses on three unrelated individuals whose lives collide after a bridge collapse in the area. The incident is caught on film with cars plunging into the waters below. Some people are dead, some missing, and one of the cars in particular is key to the story.

There is Anna who married her husband Colin after meeting him in the internet. When Anna finds out she is pregnant, Colin wants nothing to do with fatherhood. He tells her to get an abortion or he will leave her. She is heartbroken, but can’t imagine ending her pregnancy either.

Ron has spent some time in prison after being charged with causing an incident which killed several people. His family wants nothing to do with him. Newly released from prison, his sister gives him some money so that he can purchase a car. He works day jobs and has a habit of picking up hitchhikers, longing for human connection.

Silva is an illegal immigrant woman who has had a tough life. She lives by the river in an abandoned trailer. She works and earns a meager wage in a clerical job while her husband, Stefan stays at home with their very young daughter.

Without saying too much more about the story, I’ll just say it’s very well written and I liked the way it came together. The characters are desperate people, each seeking peace and salvation. They are characters I came to care about. The audio book is somber in tone, which was appropriate for a story like this. The use of multiple narrators: Robin Sachs, Kate Reading and Cassandra Campbell worked extremely well. Again, not a happy story, but one I was happy that I read.
Among the Missing is a dark, psychological suspense novel featuring damaged characters and a tragic accident. The book starts slowly, and I needed to read a few chapters before I could become engaged with the story. As the story unfolded, I realized the that the slow build up was integral to creating the right amount of tension.

The primary characters in the books are damaged people with poor social skills. Ron is a former bus driver, recently imprisoned for causing an accident in which a pregnant woman and six children were killed. Abandoned by his friends and family, Ron becomes a drifter, finding solace only in driving. "Annabel" is a middle-aged woman who, after spending most of her life alone and caring for her parent, marries a man she meets in an on-line chat room. Unused to being with people, and longing to be loved, "Annabel" unexpectedly becomes pregnant, only to learn her new husband is adamantly opposed to having children. Silva is a married woman with a young, adored child, working for a pittance at a small, untidy store. Silva and her husband are also illegal immigrants and homeless, sheltering in an abandoned squat.

These three very different people are thrust together when a local bridge collapses. Silva's husband and child are missing but not counted among the dead; "Annabel" is counted as missing but is actually at Silva's house, and Ron, finding work locally, also begins helping the two women and inserting himself into their lives. As the story progresses, "Annabel's" pregnancy becomes obvious, Silva slowly begins to go mad with loss, and Ron begins to find a place in the world.

The eventual ending is simultaneously violent, uplifting, and tragic. Although I didn't always enjoy reading Among the Missing, the story and the characters are not ones easy to forget.