The Missing By Chris Mooney Book Review #22

The Missing is the first book in the Darby McCormick series by Chris Mooney.

The Missing

Here’s the blurb from Goodreads:

The woman was missing for five years. The Crime Scene Investigator finds her. And the serial killer wants them both dead…When Boston CSI Darby McCormick finds a raving and emaciated woman hiding at the scene of a violent kidnap, she runs a DNA search to identify the Jane Doe. The result confirms she was abducted five years earlier and has somehow managed to escape from the dungeon in which she’s been caged. With a teenage couple also missing and Jane Doe seriously ill, the clock is ticking for Darby as she hunts for the dungeon before anyone else disappears or dies. And when the FBI takes over the investigation, it becomes clear that a sadistic serial killer has been on the prowl for decades – and is poised to strike again at any moment – a killer with links to horrors that Darby has desperately tried to bury in her past

My Thoughts

I’m really glad I enjoyed this book because I bought the first 4 in the series!

Darby McCormick and 2 of her school friends witness a murder while taking a walk in the woods. The killer intends to silence them but Darby escapes after seeing one friend stabbed and the other kidnapped.
Fast forward 25 years and Darby is now a crime scene investigator who is investigating a kidnapping that is very similar to her own experience.

It was easy to read and kept me turning the pages. I like Darby and look forward to getting to know her more in the next books.

The Missng By Chris Mooney book cover

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  2. mumjd 5th June 2018 at 9:22 pm

    This definitely sounds like one to add to my ever growing list #readwithme

  3. Sarah MumofThree World 5th June 2018 at 1:42 pm

    I haven’t heard of the author or the character before, but this sounds just my sort of book! Will look out for it, thanks.

  4. Chantelle Hazelden (@MamaMummyMum) 4th June 2018 at 6:31 pm

    I haven’t read anything from this author before, sounds like quite the page turner!! #readwithme

  5. Catherine @ Story Snug 4th June 2018 at 3:02 pm

    I’ve not heard of this author or this detective series but it sounds like one that I would enjoy.


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