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“A surprising depth of understanding.... A consistently intelligent piece of work.” (Ms. magazine)

“Gutcheon sustains suspense to the final page.” (Times Literary Supplement)

“Haunting, harrowing, and highly effective...a stunning shocker of an ending.... It strings out the suspense to the almost unendurable.” (Publishers Weekly)

“Mary Higgins Clark fans will enjoy this harrowing tale.... Highly recommended.” (Library Journal)

“Mesmerizing...absolutely riveting.” (Newsday)

“Powerful...a body-blow of a novel.... Gutcheon [tunes] the tension to a shattering pitch.” (Kirkus Reviews)

“This is exactly the way it would be if your child didn’t come home on time from school tomorrow.” (Los Angeles Times)

“Gutcheon plays on our emotions with fiendish skill… the ending will leave you limp.” (Cosmopolitan)

About the Author

Beth Gutcheon is the critically acclaimed author of eight previous novels: The New Girls, Still Missing, Domestic Pleasures, Saying Grace, Five Fortunes, More Than You Know, Leeway Cottage, and Good-bye and Amen. She is the writer of several film scripts, including the Academy-Award nominee The Children of Theatre Street. She lives in New York City.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; Reprint edition (May 3, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060977035
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060977030
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.9 x 8.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #953,016 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By K. Fromal on January 5, 2001
Format: Paperback
I have enjoyed several of Beth Gutcheson's other works, but found Still Missing to be very compelling. The book starts out with an everyday occurrence - Alex Selky, almost seven years old, leaves his house to walk the three blocks to school. However, the day becomes far from ordinary when, eight hours later, he does not return and his mother Susan realizes he is missing.
The novel then takes the reader through the process of locating a missing child: the initial burst of energy and compassion, the police procedure, and the attention by friends; which is inevitably coupled with a decrease in interest and loss of faith when the child is not found. Gutcheson guides the reader through both the actual happenings in the investigation of the crime and the way it effects the characters relationships with each other. Overall, I found the book a compelling read, well worth the time.
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37 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Lawyeraau HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 29, 2001
Format: Paperback
This is a story of hope, loss, and faith, despite seemingly insurmountable odds. It is the story of a mother's belief that her six year old son, who was abducted while on his way to school, is alive somewhere and just still missing.

Harvard University professor Susan Selky, seperated from her husband, Graham, lets her six year old son, Alex, walk the several blocks to his school all by himself. One morning she says good bye to him, not realizing until later in the day when he does not return home after school, that he simply never made it to school that morning.

The police are notified and an immediate manhunt ensues for the missing boy. The story follows the impact that the boy's disappearance has on Susan and Graham, as well as the reaction of those closest to them and of the public at large. It explores their relationship, as well as their relationship with others in the context of the tragedy which has befallen them. You definitely feel her pain.

Sensitively drawn and well written, the books explores the avenues that Susan travels in her steadfast search for her son. What happens is sure to keep the reader on the edge of his or her seat. The author plays on the reader's emotions and keeps the tension taut throughout the story, making for a real pager turner of a book. The suspense is kept up until the very end, where it boils over into a crescendo of a finale. This is, without a doubt, one of the best suspense novels to be found.
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 22, 1998
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STILL MISSING is one of the greatest books Iv'e ever read. The wondering and waiting of this story keeps you flipping through the pages, wanting to find out what is going to happen next. The books kicks off with suspense as the seven year old boy never comes home from school one day.Then they suspect their gay housekeeper of molesting and killing their son. I feel this story,was much like watching a missing child report uncover on the news for months, but with out the long wait unless you are a slow reader.If you like reading suspense novels, than you will love. "Still Missing" by Beth Gutcheon.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Stan Blackburn on October 10, 2005
Format: Paperback
Still Missing is a compelling narrative, and it is this that ties the reader into the commitment of 360 pages. But realistic, satisfying characters is something this novel lacks. I found myself hurrying through the story, for it dragged in many places and made me think "move ahead, move ahead," not only in my reading but in plot progression and characterization. Good writing presents plot and characters that are worth the experience. Gutcheon's Still Missing is a good read, but it lacks the magic and breathability of believable characters.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By D. Cooper on June 11, 2005
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I read this book for my book club, and most everyone liked it. We all did agree that the subject matter was most depressing, but felt the emotions, behaviors and events portrayed by the author were very much right on with similar real life tragedies. Terrific writing style and characterization of the parents and peripheral people, the reaction of the police and the public, and all the craziness that goes along with such a horrible life event.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lawyeraau HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 1, 2008
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This is a story of hope, loss, and faith, despite seemingly insurmountable odds. It is the story of a mother's belief that her six year old son, who was abducted while on his way to school, is alive somewhere and just still missing.

Harvard University professor Susan Selky, seperated from her husband, Graham, lets her six year old son, Alex, walk the several blocks to his school all by himself. One morning she says good bye to him, not realizing until later in the day when he does not return home after school, that he simply never made it to school that morning.

The police are notified and an immediate manhunt ensues for the missing boy. The story follows the impact that the boy's disappearance has on Susan and Graham, as well as the reaction of those closest to them and of the public at large. It explores their relationship, as well as their relationship with others in the context of the tragedy which has befallen them. You definitely feel her pain.

Sensitively drawn and well written, the books explores the avenues that Susan travels in her steadfast search for her son. What happens is sure to keep the reader on the edge of his or her seat. The author plays on the reader's emotions and keeps the tension taut throughout the story, making for a real pager turner of a book. The suspense is kept up until the very end, where it boils over into a crescendo of a finale. This is, without a doubt, one of the best suspense novels to be found.
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