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The Missing Boy
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Orion Pub Co
Publication date May 1, 2011
Pages 304
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781409103226
ISBN-10 1409103226
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $14.95
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The disappearance of a teenage boy tears a family apart in this poignant, highly topical and searching story.

Thirteen-year-old Dan hasn't returned home and his parents don't know whether he's run away, been kidnapped - or something worse. For one family the world as they know it is about to fall apart. At first Dan is sleeping rough, revelling in his independence. But with every passing day, his world is becoming darker and more frightening. A hundred thousand children run away each year. Most come back. But will Dan?

Dan's mother, Eve, a drama teacher, can't focus; his father, Max, only knows how to flee his own demons; and his aunt, Martha, while trained to control difficult situations as a prison officer, struggles to hold it all together. Dan's story is told against a grown-up drama of love and shifting loyalties and two sisters who were best friends until Max came between them. Gradually, all three begin to recognise just how badly they have failed the missing boy.

Rachel Billington has written a tense and emotional novel about the day-to-day existence of a contemporary family living through their worst nightmare. Anguish and hope move across the pages until the final breath-taking denouement.

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Hardcover
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from Orion Pub Co (May 1, 2011)
9781409103226 | details & prices | 304 pages | List price $14.95
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