The Missing One

The Missing One

Lucy Atkins


In her gripping debut novel, Lucy Atkins takes us on one woman's trip to the attractive and rugged Pacific Northwest to find the darkish secrets and techniques of her family's prior in order that she will be able to comprehend and settle for herself. Kal McKenzie used to be by no means with reference to her mom Elena, whose coldness in the direction of her spoiled any probability of a very good dating. whilst Elena dies of melanoma, Kal feels forlorn: how do you mourn a mom who, inexplicably, simply did not appear to love you?
While clearing out Elena's artwork studio, Kal reveals a drawer full of postcards, every one bearing a similar one-line message from a Canadian gallery proprietor named Susannah Gillespie: "Thinking of you." who's this lady and may she carry the main to her ruined dating together with her mom?
Conflicted through her grief and shaken up from lately seeing a covetous textual content from an previous female friend on her husband's cellphone, Kal hastily units off together with her boy or girl Finn to Susannah's domestic on a distant British Columbian island, a spot of killer whales and storms.
Soon Kal fast realizes she has made a gigantic mistake. The extraordinary and enigmatic Susannah will in basic terms proportion a number of scraps of knowledge approximately Elena. Kal discovers that her mom was once a pioneering orca researcher-an activist attempting to shop the robust and hazardous creatures.

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