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The Missing Years

Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (78 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The French Girl captivated listeners with a twisting tale of psychological suspense. Now author Lexie Elliott heads to the foothills of the Scottish Highlands, where a woman's tangled family history comes back to haunt her....

An eerie, old Scottish manor in the middle of nowhere that's now hers.

Ailsa Calder has inherited half of a house. The other half belongs to a man who disappeared without a trace 27 years ago - her father.

Leaving London behind to settle the inheritance from her mother's estate, Ailsa returns to her childhood home, nestled amongst the craggy peaks of the Scottish Highlands, joined by the half sister who's almost a stranger to her. 

Ailsa can't escape the claustrophobic feeling that the house itself is watching her - as if her past hungers to consume her. She also can't ignore how the neighborhood animals refuse to set one foot within the gates of the garden. 

When the first nighttime intruder shows up, Ailsa fears that the manor's careless rugged beauty could cost her everything.

©2019 Lexie Elliott (P)2019 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

“Elliott follows up her well-reviewed debut, The French Girl (2018), with an equally atmospheric novel that keeps the reader intrigued and off-balance all the way through.” (Booklist)
 

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Spooky, moody but also expertly crafted

Such a rare gem of character and atmosphere. Such a great book. I’m not into ghost stuff but this is so much more than even the suggestion of ghosts - I tried to explain the character dynamics, time confusion and haunting elements and failed - just read the book!

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Good story

I loved this story some pieces I had to replay a few times. You have to pay attention but it is a good story. I liked the characters in the book. Good mystery and the story makes you believe in this town and the people living in it.

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Loved

WOW! What a great book! It had just the right amount of suspense and supernatural. It was one of those books that I thought wow what a great use of my audible credit! I would highly recommend this to anyone who likes suspense genre. The narration was incredible.

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Loved it!!

I listen to mostly mysteries and thrillers and am always searching for one with more depth - this fit the bill. It was such a refreshingly different story. Creepy but not cheesy, relatable characters, keeps you guessing type of plot. I’m not a critic but I can appreciate good writing and this was a good one. Loved every bit!! That said, the end left me with a few questions but did not take away from the overall awesomeness. Definitely worth a credit!!! 🙂👏

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Much ado about NOTHING!

Where, oh where is this story going? It took me forever to get through the chapters, going back and forth, back and forth trying to put it together. Where is the suspense? What the hell is the book about? The mystery is how many positive Audible reviews there are, which is why I used a treasured credit to purchase it. I’m struggling to finish it. Narrator Elizabeth Knowelden does a horrendous job in this book. A recognized narrator of other books I have, this time, she whispers throughout most of it, which is most annoying. I wanna scream, “Speak up!” and “Where are we heading?” Too many minor characters and just plain “blah-blah-blah.”