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She was certain it was Daisy in the flower costume. When eight-year-old Daisy Mason vanishes from her family's Oxford home during a costume party, Detective Inspector Adam Fawley knows that nine times out of ten, the offender is someone close to home. And Daisy's family is certainly strange--her mother is obsessed with keeping up appearances, while her father is cold and defensive under questioning. And then there's Daisy's little brother, so withdrawn and uncommunicative ... DI Fawley works against the clock to find any trace of the little girl, but it's as if she disappeared into thin air--no one saw anything; no one knows anything. But everyone has an opinion, and everyone, it seems, has a secret to conceal.
Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Books, 2018, ©2017.
ISBN: 9780143131052
Characteristics: 292, 10 pages ;,20 cm.


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Mar 26, 2020

I definitely needed to put my wish for logic on a shelf as I read this book!

Dec 06, 2019

i'm a picky reader...found this to be unputdownable. very engrossing...great writing...great characters

Apr 16, 2019

Excellent book. The type of book I like to read I can't put down. I read 3/4 of it in one evening and had to force myself to stop reading and go to bed.

Jul 10, 2018

This is the first mystery I've read in a while that kept its secrets intact until the very end. I had no idea until then what had happened to Daisy or who had perpetrated the crime. All the family members seemed to have motives for making Daisy disappear, but none seemed to have a strong enough motive to have actually carried out the act. And did that ending, which overtly seemed sweet, have a creepy foreboding to it? Good stuff. I'm looking forward to reading more of DI Adam Fawley.

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