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The Missing Boy

The Missing Boy

(2010)
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The disappearance of a teenage boy tears a family apart in this poignant, highly topical and searching story.

Thirteen-year-old Dan hasn't returned home and his parents don't know whether he's run away, been kidnapped - or something worse. For one family the world as they know it is about to fall apart. At first Dan is sleeping rough, revelling in his independence. But with every passing day, his world is becoming darker and more frightening. A hundred thousand children run away each year. Most come back. But will Dan?

Dan's mother, Eve, a drama teacher, can't focus; his father, Max, only knows how to flee his own demons; and his aunt, Martha, while trained to control difficult situations as a prison officer, struggles to hold it all together. Dan's story is told against a grown-up drama of love and shifting loyalties and two sisters who were best friends until Max came between them. Gradually, all three begin to recognise just how badly they have failed the missing boy.

Rachel Billington has written a tense and emotional novel about the day-to-day existence of a contemporary family living through their worst nightmare. Anguish and hope move across the pages until the final breath-taking denouement.

Genre: General Fiction
 
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Hardback Editions

May 2011 : UK Hardback
Title: The Missing Boy
Author(s): Rachel Billington
ISBN: 1-4448-0650-5 / 978-1-4448-0650-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Charnwood
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May 2010 : UK Hardback
Title: The Missing Boy
Author(s): Rachel Billington
ISBN: 1-4091-1137-7 / 978-1-4091-1137-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion Books
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Paperback Editions

February 2011 : UK Paperback
Title: The Missing Boy
Author(s): Rachel Billington
ISBN: 1-4091-0322-6 / 978-1-4091-0322-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 1900 : UK Paperback
Title: Missing Boy
Author(s): Rachel Billington
ISBN: 1-4072-4003-X / 978-1-4072-4003-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Clearway
Availability: Amazon UK   

Audio Editions

November 2010 : UK Audio edition
Title: The Missing Boy
Author(s): Rachel Billington
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

November 2010 : UK Audio Cassette
Title: The Missing Boy
Author(s): Rachel Billington
ISBN: 1-4079-2072-3 / 978-1-4079-2072-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

November 2010 : UK Audio CD
Title: The Missing Boy
Author(s): Rachel Billington
ISBN: 1-4079-2073-1 / 978-1-4079-2073-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

November 2010 : UK MP3 CD
Title: The Missing Boy
Author(s): Rachel Billington
ISBN: 1-4079-2074-X / 978-1-4079-2074-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

November 2010 : UK MP3 CD
Title: The Missing Boy
Author(s): Rachel Billington
ISBN: 1-4079-2075-8 / 978-1-4079-2075-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

May 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Missing Boy
Author(s): Rachel Billington
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

May 2010 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Missing Boy
Author(s): Rachel Billington
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon UK   



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