Among the Missing

¿ Among the Missing ✓ Morag Joss ¿ Among the Missing ✓ Morag Joss - Among the Missing, Among the Missing An accident can end a life The same accident can begin one When a bridge collapses in the Highlands of Scotland dozens of commuters vanish into the freezing river below swept by the currents toward

  • Title: Among the Missing
  • Author: Morag Joss
  • ISBN: 9780385342742
  • Page: 446
  • Format: Hardcover

¿ Among the Missing ✓ Morag Joss - Among the Missing, Among the Missing An accident can end a life The same accident can begin one When a bridge collapses in the Highlands of Scotland dozens of commuters vanish into the freezing river below swept by the currents toward

Among the Missing, ¿ Among the Missing ✓ Morag Joss, Among the Missing, Morag Joss, Among the Missing An accident can end a life The same accident can begin one 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 A woman who had sold her car only hours before it fell is presumed to be among the missing Now she can begin life over Free from her past she takes the name AnnabAn acciden. ¿ Among the Missing ✓ Morag Joss - Among the Missing, Among the Missing An accident can end a life The same accident can begin one When a bridge collapses in the Highlands of Scotland dozens of commuters vanish into the freezing river below swept by the currents toward

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Comments Among the Missing

  1. I really had to sleep on this one before I reviewed it Among the Missing is NOT a light book It is dark and, at times, pretty depressing From the first page, the author sets you on an emotional roller coaster that doesn t stop until the end I had to immediately read a light fluffy romance after this to lighten my mood I have a feeling that this book will stay with me for a long time I find it really hard to review this book without giving away any of the plot So, I ll do this instead What I like [...]


  2. Spoiler vibe here.Funny thing with mysteries When the writer is no good, there may still be an intriguingly tricky plot Something they ve hit on by mistake, or stolen, or overheard at a Radisson Hotel bar The book won t be any good, but still, you re getting a 5o 5o return on your wasted time.With good writers the worst that can happen, really, is that the author may take a wrong step here or there, blow an alibi or a clue, but odds are that s going to be forgettable in a book that is good The w [...]


  3. This was a tough one On the plus side, the writer really nailed the creeping horror of guilt and madness On the other hand, the writer really nailed the creeping horror of guilt and madness, and it made me really uncomfortable It gave me mood swings One minute, I wanted to put the book down and stop reading it, because it was so disturbing, and the next minute, I couldn t put it down, because I had to know what happened, next The characters were insidiously powerful and well written, but I mostl [...]


  4. I ve been reading a string of unsatisfying books, and thought that this one would get me on an upswing It s well written, with beautiful descriptions, mature and interesting characters, a believable and intriguing plot, and a brooding setting I kept thinking this until the very end, when it just ended Without giving important plot elements away, the book ended right at the climax So we got involved in these characters lives, care about what happens to them, and are extremely disappointed There s [...]


  5. Joss is so good at making you uncomfortable with her characters Or is that uncomfortable for her characters She s subtle but you cringe.Now that I m finished, I ll write details and impressions later.So much is invisible p 7 and we laughed in the way people laugh when they want to show something doesn t matter but it does p 57How dare he appear in this way, as if some truly dreadful blow had been dealt him, when all he had lost was me p 118She was rationing my knitting to an hour a day because, [...]



  6. With a deep rumble and roar, the bridge near Netherloch Falls in the Scottish Highlands comes tumbling down The license plates of the cars that went into the river are captured on CCTV footage that is played and replayed on the evening news Thirteen people escape their vehicles and survive the collapse, 9 bodies are recovered, and seven others are listed as missing and presumed drowned in the four cars that remain tangled in the underwater wreckage One of the missing is a middle aged woman on he [...]


  7. Were there two different authors writing this book or was the roller coaster ride feeling intentional To me it seemed the story started with a plodding, tediously slow start The story got interesting when the bridge collapsed and Annabel made her decision to use it to her advantage You could see that happening in real life using that kind of an opportunity to slip away from an unhappy life Then, friendships form, romance tentatively blossoms and they settle into a routine You are thinking This c [...]


  8. When tragedy strikes a small Scotland town, the lives of three are united in a circle of secrets and despair A woman whose husband demanded she terminate a pregnancy he doesn t want, an illegal who is in denial that her husband and daughter are not coming home and an ex con who just wants to start a new life They find solace in each other s company and consider themselves a family But when the town starts to rebuild after the devastation, the truth starts to come out, assumptions are made and th [...]


  9. What is with these books that are pretty good, then have horrible endings Ugh Additionally, the voice was completely inconsistent I mean, it was terribly confusing at first, so I ll just tell you and not ruin anything , the character Silva speaks as if she s talking to her husband Stefan , using you all the time, whereas Ron and Annabel speak to the reader, and then, just for randomness sake, the author takes over a couple times and a whole chapter will be written in third person from his POV Re [...]


  10. Amazing story especially the last hour it made the whole book Have you ever thought about starting your life over What if by a chance of fate you could start anew When unbeknownst to her husband a pregnant woman sells her car and soon after that car is being shown on all news outlets plunging into the river after a bridge collapses, her husband was not happy about the pregnancy so she decides to stay dead and becomes Annabelle The only problem is she sold the car to a man who had a child with hi [...]


  11. Audio version Like other readers, I have mixed feelings about this book On the one hand, the author has a gift for telling a story On the other hand, she lets the story get out of control Part of an author s task is to rein in the characters and the plot when things start getting a bit haywire I do not buy the usual argument that the characters take control okay, maybe on the first or second draft, but at some point the author has the authority and the obligation IMO to bring them back these are [...]


  12. Already there was no such thing as unfilled space it was impossible to see nothing 3 The hiking couple were squabbling about distances over a map unfolded across their table and did not look up The waitress was waiting to set down their plates So much is invisible 7 thinking that to perform, however disinterestedly, an act of kindness might bring flooding back a former true impulse to be kind, the way he might swing a numbed limb to and fro hoping that movement would restore sensation 14 Their c [...]


  13. Kind of an eerie book A recently married woman in her early 40s discovers she is pregnant, and her husband indicates he does not want children She sells their rental car to an illegal immigrant with the hope that if she has money, her husband will be willing to accept the child However, a bridge collapses when the man who bought the car and his small daughter are on it The woman sees this as an opportunity to disappear and have her baby She moves in with the wife of the man who has died in her r [...]


  14. This was a solid 5 star listen with top notch performances from Kate Reading, Cassandra Campbell and Robin Sachs RIP Thought provoking, elegant writing, enhanced with audio performances from three top notch performers, which are consistent as regards pronunciations, accents and tone A recording triumph


  15. A very different book, and one that will stay with me I listened to it, and found myself very caught up in the idea of disappearing, and what that means in our modern society I kept thinking of the movie the Misfits too, as everyone in this book had a past that they wanted to forget, or to at least not share.





  16. Audible Robin Sachs, Cassandra Campbell, Kate Reading Three lost souls, on the verge of being losers, come together into a kind of family, in which no one asks too many questions Too many secrets though, never a good thing, because one of the souls misconceives another soul s history Well narrated.


  17. Well written, taut, lyrical, poignant I couldn t stop listening to this strange intertwining of lives, tragic and scary When a bridge collapses, two women and one man s lives change forever in ways no one could forsee.


  18. A good read, but I wish it had gone a bit further The ending came abruptly and I wish I could ve learned about the characters I liked the mood and where it was going A bit dark and haunting and sad, with each character having real human flaws and qualities we can relate to.


  19. Three strangers meet each other after a bridge collapse in Scotland that effects each of their lives, but they all have secrets that make their interactions less than honest A good read.



  20. A poignant tale about a disaster that unites three very different people Themes include jealousy, regret, distrust, misunderstanding, and others Authentic portrayal of the Scottish setting.




  21. 1 Magnificent Joss s narrative inventiveness has always been a marvel but never so than in this novel, where everyone s back, so to speak, is up against the no exit blankness of the river An elegantly morbid thrillerTo what lengths will people go to defend what they think is essential to their sense of themselves By the end of Among the Missing, even the most enlightened characters here seem prepared to go feral They do so in a watery wasteland where unlikely characters fall victim to the pull [...]


  22. Among the Missing, by Morag Joss, concerns several different characters whose lives intertwine in the course of events There s Ron, recently released from prison after serving time for his part in causing the deaths of several children and a pregnant woman he was driving a bus filled with school children and their teachers when he somehow fell asleep and crashed the vehicle There s Silva, an illegal immigrant living in a run down trailer near Inverness, Scotland, with her husband Stefan and 2 ye [...]


  23. 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 meeti [...]