From acclaimed thriller writer Sarah Lotz, hailed by Stephen King as “vastly entertaining,” a new novel about a group of amateur detectives infiltrated by the sadistic killer whose crimes they’re investigating.
Reclusive Irish bookseller Shaun Ryan, has always believed that his uncle Teddy died in a car accident in the mid-nineties. Then he learns the truth: Teddy fled the Catholic, deeply conservative County Wicklow, Ireland, for New York twenty years ago, and Shaun’s family are refusing to reveal why they lied about his death. Despite pressure to leave it alone. Shaun attempts to track Teddy down. He finds no sign of him in New York or anywhere else-until he’s contacted by Chris Guzman, a woman who runs a website dedicated to matching missing persons cases with unidentified bodies.
Chris and her team of cold case obsessives have connected Teddy with the notorious “Boy in the Dress” case, believed to be one in a series of gay men murdered by the same killer.
But who are these cold case fanatics, and how do they know so much about a case that has stumped the police for decades? With professional investigators, armchair sleuths, and one serial killer on a collision course, Missing Person is Sarah Lotz at her most thrilling and terrifying.