The Man Who Disappeared

Represented by:
Laura Longrigg

Category:
Fiction

Publisher:
Sceptre

Publication date:
Feb-10

Foreign rights controlled by:
MBA

Selected for the TV Book Club’s Summer Reads 2010.

Kate Kendall’s life is comfortably average: a nice house, two children, a loving husband with a good job… Until one day, on her way back from her first holiday alone in years, she is met at the airport by the police. It seems that her respectable, honest husband has been involved in money-laundering for a prominent businessman. He has also disappeared. Gradually Kate is forced to confront a new and frightening reality. She must adjust not only to a precarious, hand-to-mouth existence with her children, but also to the idea that what came before was nothing but a lie. How could Felix have abandoned them so brutally? And why?

Reviews

"A wise, intelligent and surprising novel, in which - as in life - nothing is simple".Kate Saunders, The Times
"Down at the core, beneath its several layers, The Man Who Disappeared is a well-crafted suspense story... Morrall digs beneath the surface to mine psychological nuggets, some of them gold".Rachel Hore, The Independent on Sunday
"Superbly imagined, it reads like documentary truth".Tom Adair, The Scotsman"...this isn't just a novel with a mystery to be unravelled - it's a novel to savour".Waterstones Books Quarterly
"An imaginatively written novel with well-drawn and believable characters, it's a compelling read".Choice Magazine

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