STARRED REVIEW A well-constructed plot, credible characters, and an insightful exploration of the grieving process make for an absorbing read. (May) --Publishers Weekly
TOP PICK! With a fresh, sophisticated plot, snappy dialogue, cleverly placed red herrings and a brisk pace, there's not a single sentence in this novel that isn't thoroughly enjoyable. --RT Book Reviews
Fascinating characters, multi-faceted story lines, and plenty of action.. Missing Persons is an entertaining read that pulls readers in from the first. --Midwest Book Review
What makes O'Donohue's writing so compulsively readable is how realistically she draws her main characters. --Bookloons
I can't recommend Missing Persons enough! --Fresh Fiction
From the Author
I used the reality (good and bad) of my years as a television producer to create Kate Conway. I wanted her to have bills to pay, in-laws to deal with, and friends she can't always count on. With just enough humor to keep her sane. Kate isn't perfect, but she isn't as tough as she pretends to be. She'd lie in a heartbeat, but she'd feel bad about hurting a friend. She still loves her late husband, still hates him, still misses him - and can't seem to get five minutes to herself to figure it out.
Once I had the idea I wrote the first draft in ten weeks. Kate and the other characters seemed so alive and the story poured out of me - often I'd get up at three in the morning because a scene had grabbed hold and wouldn't let go until I'd written it.
I don't always like Kate, or agree with her choices, but I admire her grit, her reluctant determination, and her willingness to help someone even though what she really wants is to sit on her couch and eat take-out.
I love this book, and I hope you will too.