We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
The Missing | [Chris Mooney]

The Missing

Darby McCormick had known Melanie Cruz and Stacey Stephens forever. Best friends since childhood, the threesome had survived high school together. But one night in the woods, drinking beers to celebrate Melanie's 16th birthday, the three unsuspecting teenagers witnessed the grisly murder of a woman. Darby and her friends fled the scene, but they left behind a clue to their whereabouts, which only simplified the killer's revenge. It didn't take long to find them. This time, only Darby survived.
Regular Price:$35.93
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

Darby McCormick had known Melanie Cruz and Stacey Stephens forever. Best friends since childhood, the threesome had survived high school together. But one night in the woods, drinking beers to celebrate Melanie's 16th birthday, the three unsuspecting teenagers witnessed the grisly murder of a woman. Darby and her friends fled the scene, but they left behind a clue to their whereabouts, which only simplified the killer's revenge. It didn't take long to find them. This time, only Darby survived.

Twenty-five years later, Darby is a crime-scene investigator for the Boston Police Department. When a young woman is abducted from her home in the middle of the night, Darby finds an unexpected witness: a woman dressed in rags hiding behind garbage cans kept underneath the back porch of the victim's house. The woman is dangerously malnourished and is so distraught, so terrified, she believes she is still locked inside a dark prison cell, and that Darby is one of her fellow prisoners.

Darby's investigation reveals that the woman, Rachel Swanson, has been missing for more than five years. And there are others. As Darby tries to get Rachel to talk about the other missing women and the horrors she endured, the killer known as Traveler is brought to light. As the race to find him heats up, Darby finds herself trying to unravel forensic clues about the case while attempting to uncover the existence of a killer who has eluded the police and FBI for more than two decades. A killer who, years ago, introduced Darby to violence and death. A killer who will use every means necessary to protect himself and to keep the missing women from ever being found.

A breathless, gripping read from beginning to end, The Missing is an unforgettable story about a courageous woman whose past has literally come back to haunt her. Told with tremendous style at a breakneck pace, this is thriller writing at its best.

©2007 Chris Mooney; (P)2007 Books on Tape

What the Critics Say

"I devoured The Missing in one greedy, breathless sitting. This is a scary, breakneck ride with thrills that never let up." (Tess Gerritsen)
"The Missing is the season's most unrelenting thriller. It will keep readers enthralled from its gripping opening chapters to its last shocking page." (George Pelecanos)
"The Missing is an absolutely gripping mix of suspense and mystery. Chris Mooney is a wonderful writer and in his hands this story is compelling, thrilling, and touching." (Michael Connelly)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

3.8 (98 )
5 star
 (27)
4 star
 (38)
3 star
 (26)
2 star
 (5)
1 star
 (2)
Overall
3.9 (28 )
5 star
 (9)
4 star
 (9)
3 star
 (8)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (1)
Story
4.1 (29 )
5 star
 (10)
4 star
 (11)
3 star
 (8)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Eric Anchorage, AK, United States 04-10-07
    Eric Anchorage, AK, United States 04-10-07 Member Since 2002
    HELPFUL VOTES
    35
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    27
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Well Written, Well Read"

    I was looking for a tidy little thriller for entertainment and found a gem. It's a fast paced listen and, while I guessed the "bad guy" fairly early on, it still had plenty of twists and turns that made it entertaining to the very end. I particularly liked that there was a minimum of "soap opera" tangents into the personal lives of the characters.

    I was disappointed that there are no other Chris Mooney titles to go to next but when there are, I'll be giving them a listen too.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Carolyn Palm Harbor, FL, USA 05-17-07
    Carolyn Palm Harbor, FL, USA 05-17-07 Member Since 2007
    HELPFUL VOTES
    181
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    353
    9
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    0
    Overall
    "Pins and Needles All the Way!"

    I like looking to see what books others have enjoyed - nothing's worse than buying a book that makes you want to throw it through the window. This book is a great case for reading reviews. Like others, I found Missing to be 100% entertaining. The characters are multi faceted and the suspense frequently bone chilling. Kept me absorbed from beginning to end. The ending was an unexpected and absorbing surprise. If you like suspense this is definitely worth the time ... and the money.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  •  
    lee heckle 04-12-07
    lee heckle 04-12-07
    HELPFUL VOTES
    29
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    121
    14
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "decent"

    If you read alot of mysteries and thrillers, you will likely know who the villian is relatively early on. Oddly enough, that fact did not ruin the book for me. There was enough interest along the way to stay with it and I was happy to find that there was an unexpected twist at the end.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Vicki Morrow, OH, USA 05-10-07
    Vicki Morrow, OH, USA 05-10-07 Member Since 2006
    HELPFUL VOTES
    44
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    42
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    "Pleasantly Surprised"

    I'd never seen anything by this author, but wanted something relatively short and interesting. I found this book to be one of those I couldn't put down. Even though I had guessed who the bad guy was, it did not take away from this book at all. I especially liked the fact that I was able to be surprised by the ending! I will be looking for the next book by this author, and adding the name to my list of favorites.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    DMHVetSurveyor Western Wisconsin 05-31-07
    DMHVetSurveyor Western Wisconsin 05-31-07
    HELPFUL VOTES
    532
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    224
    93
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    32
    0
    Overall
    "Nothing missing form this book!!!"

    Great suspense novel in every way!! Great plot, characters, increasing suspense, and well thought out ending. I look for great things in the future for this author. Narrator also does an excellent job as well. In my top 20 in the genre. (I have over 300 audible listens).

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Justin casper, WY, USA 04-20-13
    Justin casper, WY, USA 04-20-13 Member Since 2006

    Being a heavy equipment operator with long night shifts, good books are essential to me.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    15
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    119
    16
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Good book, not great"

    I enjoyed this book, but I wasn't hooked or engrossed in the story. The story had its good points, but I would pass on this one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    John tallevast, FL, United States 03-05-11
    John tallevast, FL, United States 03-05-11 Member Since 2011

    List of favorite books: Woodcutter - Reginald Hill, Consent to Kill, First Deadly Sin - Lawrence Sanders, Sniper Elite - Scott McEwen

    HELPFUL VOTES
    163
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    70
    69
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    12
    1
    Overall
    "I liked it a lot!"

    The narrating was very good, and the story kept me intersted all the way through.....

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jennifer TARRYTOWN, NEW YORK, United States 06-12-14
    Jennifer TARRYTOWN, NEW YORK, United States 06-12-14 Member Since 2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    23
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    29
    29
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    7
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Grabs you in the first 5 minutes. So Creepy!!!"
    Where does The Missing rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I stumbled on this series by accident. One of the best I've read in awhile.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Big Time!!!! It kept me guessing the whole time.


    What about Bernadette Dunne’s performance did you like?

    She was fantastic!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Some secrets are best left unsaid.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    cristina Somerville, MA, United States 11-24-11
    cristina Somerville, MA, United States 11-24-11 Member Since 2009
    HELPFUL VOTES
    911
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    173
    155
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    226
    68
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Would have been better had it been longer"

    While parts of this book will have you on the edge of your seat, parts of the story seem too hurried and come out of nowhere (not in a good way). The author, for example, will explain what should have been carefully revealed over the course of a chapter or hinted at throughout the book, in a paragraph -- almost like an aside. The reveal at the very end, for example, (which isn't even necessary -- the mystery has been solved) is one of those surprises that isn't a good "twist" simply because there was absolutely nothing before it that would make it believable. There is no satisfying "Wow, I didn't see that one coming!" because you simply could NOT have seen it coming. Perhaps her next novel will be better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Yuvett Parkville, MO, United States 02-03-11
    Yuvett Parkville, MO, United States 02-03-11 Member Since 2011

    I was very lonely as a teen and books were my escape. Thanks to my father who introduced me to the love of reading.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    7
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    15
    13
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    11
    Overall
    "Great Book!"

    Listen to this audio once ..had to listen to it again! Will keep you interested with it's twist and turns, Loved the narrator!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-10 of 12 results PREVIOUS12NEXT

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.