Genre: Mystery & Thriller
Length: 512 pages
First Published: 2023
Twenty-two-year-old Olivia is spotted on CCTV camera entering a dead-end alley and never coming out again. When Julia is assigned the missing persons case, she must balance the frantic family’s desperation with her own failing marriage and struggling daughter. But someone knows Julia’s darkest secret, blackmailing her to frame someone for Olivia’s murder.
A slow burn police procedural, Just Another Missing Person gets off to a slow start with multiple points of view that don’t mesh well. Around the halfway mark, McAllister adds an interesting twist that amps up the intrigue level. However, the lack of character development made the ending lack much punch, making this thriller mostly mediocre.
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 Gillian McAllister
Gillian McAllister is an author whose works include Everything But the Truth, Just Another Missing Person, The Evidence Against You, How To Disappear, and Wrong Place Wrong Time. McAllister is also the creator and co-host of the Honest Authors podcast. She currently lives in Birmingham, England. Visit the author’s website →