Just Another Missing Person: A Novel (Hardcover)

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From the author of the Reese’s Book Club Pick and the New York Times bestseller Wrong Place Wrong Time comes a new heart-stopping thriller in which a missing-person case unravels deeper, darker secrets that hit too close to home and can only lead to more danger for the detective and an impossible moral choice: What will she do?

There’s a man out there. His weapon isn’t a gun, or a knife. It’s a secret. 


22 years old.

No history of running away.

Last seen on CCTV, entering a dead-end alley.

And not coming back out again.

Missing for one day and counting . . .


The detective heading up the case.

She knows what to expect. A desperate family, a ticking clock, and long hours away from her daughter.

But Julia has no idea how close to home this case is going to get.

Because her family’s safety depends on one thing: Julia must not find out what happened to Olivia and must frame somebody else for her murder . . .

What would you do?

About the Author

GILLIAN MCALLISTER has been writing for as long as she can remember. She graduated with an English degree before working as a lawyer. She lives in Birmingham, England, where she now writes full-time. She is the New York Times bestselling author of Everything but the Truth, The Choice, The Good Sister, The Evidence Against You, How to Disappear, the Richard & Judy Book Club pick That Night, and Wrong Place Wrong Time. She is also the creator and co-host of the popular Honest Authors podcast. 

Praise For…

“There was a point during Just Another Missing Person where I sat up and shouted in shock. Gillian McAllister stunned me . . . and she will stun you too. I dare you to not ingest this in one sitting.”
Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“Gillian McAllister knocks it out of the park yet again with this exquisitely plotted, seamlessly constructed police drama filled with clever twist after clever twist, gasp out loud reveals and beautifully realized characters. Just tremendous.”
Lisa Jewell, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“The new queen of the what-would-you-do crime thriller is back with a tightly-plotted and twist-packed tale which will send your head spinning.” Ellory Lloyd, author of The Club

“Starts with an impossible, irresistible premise - a woman who vanishes into thin air - and takes the reader on a thrilling journey of blind alleys and audacious twists. This is McAllister at the height of her powers.”  — Erin Kelly, author of The Skeleton Key

“Another masterpiece from the queen of the emotional thriller. This book has one of the best twists I've ever come across.” — Beth O'Leary, author of The No-Show

“Absolutely AMAZING. The plot is astonishing—original and ingenious. But it’s much more than that; the love Jen has for her son and her husband is beautiful. The stakes are so high because they’re so meaningful.”  — Marian Keyes, internationally bestselling author, on Wrong Place Wrong Time

“It’s perfection, every word, every moment. A masterpiece . . . One of the best books I’ve ever read.”  — Lisa Jewell on Wrong Place Wrong Time

“A brilliantly genre-bending, mind-twisting answer to the question How far would you go to save your child?”  — Ruth Ware, #1 New York Times bestselling author, on Wrong Place Wrong Time

“A high-concept mash-up of different genres that transcends its wackadoodle premise with an affecting portrayal of a family careening toward crisis… But the science isn’t the point of this twisty book by a writer with a fine grasp of the subtleties of familial dysfunction. The story becomes unexpectedly tender as Jen moves further back in time, in awe of the youth she let slip by so easily, and shocked by how much she did not know.” — New York Times on Wrong Place Wrong Time

“Another ingeniously plotted genre-bender… McAllister succeeds in making us care, and the result is a tour de force.”  — The Guardian (UK) on Wrong Place Wrong Time

Product Details
ISBN: 9780063252394
ISBN-10: 0063252392
Publisher: William Morrow
Publication Date: August 1st, 2023
Pages: 384
Language: English