The Missing Daughter: A gripping, heartbreaking novel with a shocking twist from the bestselling author of THE GIRL IN THE LETTER


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From the worldwide bestselling author of THE GIRL IN THE LETTER comes a captivating and heartbreaking novel about family secrets.

“Absolutely captivating, tense and powerful. An emotionally charged, compulsive and moving novel’ Adele Parks
“Captivating and suspenseful” Jessica Fellowes
“I enjoyed it so much. Twists and turns… Hours of gripping entertainment and lots of tears’ Lesley Pearse

Some secrets stay locked away for years. . .

Rebecca Waterhouse was only thirteen when she witnessed her mother’s death at the hands of her father at Seaview Cottage. But what else did she see?

Years later, Rebecca’s daughters, Iris and Jessie, know that their mother will never speak of that terrible night. But when Jessie disappears with her seriously ill newborn, Iris realizes that the past might hold the key to her sister’s disappearance.

As Jessie struggles, Iris must uncover a complex story of love and betrayal in her mother’s family history.

Only then will Seaview Cottage reveal its dark and tragic secret…

*Previously published as The Lost Child*



“A truly brilliant and moving read. I loved it” Karen Hamilton

“Loss, betrayal and a decades-old secret…BRILLIANT” Heat Magazine

“A wonderfully woven novel, full of family secrets that will take you to another era. I loved him more than I could express in words’ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Reader Review

“One of my reading highlights of the year and it only made me want to read many more Emily Gunnis books” ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Reader Review

“I would give this book 10* if I could” ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Reader Review

‘Wow! I don’t remember reading a book this quickly for a very long time. I couldn’t let it go but I didn’t want it to end. A must read’ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Reader review

“Written so beautifully, with such attention to detail, its fascinating words and characters capture every emotion within you” ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Reader Review

“This story grabbed me and sucked me in. Heartbreaking, moving, captivating, suspenseful and will keep you in suspense until the very last chapter” ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Reader Review

From the publisher






Identification number: B07PP27ZR7
Publisher ‏: ‎ Review; Reprinted edition (August 16, 2019)
Publication date ‏: ‎ August 16, 2019
Language ‏: ‎ English
File size ‏: ‎ 3678 KB
Text-to-speech ‏: ‎ Enabled
Screen reader ‏: ‎ Supported
Enhanced Composition ‏: ‎ Enabled
X-rays ‏: ‎ Enabled
Word Wise ‏: ‎ Enabled
Sticky notes ‏: ‎ On Kindle Scribe
Print length ‏: ‎ 329 pages

Author: thatguy

13 reviews for The Missing Daughter: A gripping, heartbreaking novel with a shocking twist from the bestselling author of THE GIRL IN THE LETTER

  1. Joanne G. Miller

    A roller coaster of a story. Well written. Strong characters to love and despise. A testament to a mother’s love.

  2. Catherine P.

    Hard to Follow
    This book jumped all over the place and was hard to follow in the beginning. I almost stopped reading it but am glad I didn’t. It’s not a happy ever after type book but it kept my attention and I was glad I finished it. It’s worth the read.

  3. Teri M

    Incredible story
    What an incredible story. I really enjoyed the story and all of the characters; could hardly put it down. I did find the beginning a little hard to get into, but realize that so much needed to be said before the real story could begin. Lots of history intertwined throughout the story makes you sad about how women were treated and thought of during that time period. Not to dismiss the horror of what the war did to the men folk. Definitely a twist at the end. Loved it!

  4. Margaret

    I find the format of this story to be frustrating. One chapter is present time, then next chapter is past time. It disrupts the flow of the story and made it hard to really gain any connection to the characters.

  5. Motomama

    really good
    It was a good book, well written with lots of surprises. I was intrigued with the story line. It was a good read.

  6. Stharrel

    A Great Surprise
    This is my first Emily Gun is book and it won’t be my last. Many twists and turns, switching from past to present, but I was still surprised at the end. Well written characters that grab at your heartstrings. A great read!

  7. Kindle Customer

    Very good, a bit sad!
    There is a lot happening in this book and some going back I time so keep track of where you are a c don’t get confused!!

  8. Linda St.Laurent

    cast of characters
    This wasca very interesting and riveting story with lots of twists and turns. My only complaint was that I had trouble keeping track of all the characters. It seemed like each chapter highlighted a different character with a different part of the storyline and kept going back and forth. Hard to keep track, until the last 2-3 chapters.

  9. Old Dutch

    This book had me captivated from start to finish. Sometimes it gets difficult to read about a character or two in a book who is suffering from a mental illness, and you wish you could reach in and hug them because you feel so bad for them. But that’s what good authors do to their readers.They put them through an emotional roller coaster while they are reading. If you don’t go through that while reading a book it’s not worth reading.About a women who is so scared she is going to turn out like her mother did when she had her at birth. her mother was terrified her daughter was going to die, and all the doctors and nurses were out to kill her baby by doing all the tests they normaly do on kids when they are born. It’s a good read on the subject of pre/post-natal depression. There is more to the book, your going to have to read itt and find out for yourself….Happy Reading

  10. carol corless

    Superb book, very well written, really love her books. Would definitely recommend it.

  11. Philippa, Alicante

    Mine is stuck in queue on my kindle, what can I do, can’t find anything in help

  12. Bücherwurm

    Nachdem ich kürzlich the girl in the letter gelesen habe, hatte ich sofort the lost child vorbestellt. Das erste Buch von Emily Gunnis hatte mich schon gefesselt und auch diesmal wurde ich nicht enttäuscht. Es geht in erster Linie um Jessie, die direkt nach der Entbindung ihrer Tochter eine Psychose bekommt und in einem unbemerkten Moment mit ihrem todkranken Baby aus der Klinik flüchtet. Familie und Polizei tun alles daran sie zu finden.Tatsächlich ist die Geschichte jedoch viel tiefer und Vielschichtiger. Wir lernen Harriet, Rebecca, Harvey, Iris und Cecilia kennen und noch so viele Menschen mehr. Alle Charactere sind wundervoll gezeichnet und man hat das Gefühl sie wirklich zu kennen. Naturlich hat eben jeder so seine ganz eigene Story und am Ende hängt alles zusammen. Wie genau verrate ich nicht. Ich wünsche viel Spaß beim lesen.Ach und ein kleiner Trost. So blutig und tw. gruselig wie bei the girl in the letter geht es in dem Buch nicht zu. 😉

  13. Amazon Customer

    this was a nice easy read.I liked it

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