Next To Disappear

Next To Disappear

by Malcolm Richards

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Overview

Be careful what you go looking for...

When troubled nurse Alina vanishes one night, it's assumed she ran away from her violent husband. Until disgraced ex-teacher Emily Swanson moves into the couple's vacated home.

Emily's life is in ruins and she's meant to be making a fresh start. But when she learns about the missing nurse, she sees a chance for redemption. Because finding Alina could help right the wrongs of Emily's past. It could even mark the start of a new career in private investigation.

But what Emily doesn't know is that Alina had a horrifying secret. One about the care foundation where she worked. And the closer Emily gets to uncovering the truth, the closer she gets to terrible danger.

Inspired by a shocking true crime, Next To Disappear introduces a thrilling, twist-filled series and a refreshingly different take on the private investigator genre.

Revised edition: Previously published as Lost Lives.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940163058112
Publisher: Storm House Books
Publication date: 09/26/2018
Series: Emily Swanson Thrillers , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 42,247
File size: 626 KB

About the Author

British writer Malcolm Richards crafts dark mysteries & suspense thrillers to keep you guessing from the edge of your seat. He is the author of the Emily Swanson series, in which the titular sleuth tries to redeem her guilty past by helping others, and the award-nominated Devil's Cove trilogy, set in a Cornish coastal town with a terrifying secret.

His first book, The Hiding House, was published in 2012 and tells the story of two young siblings uncovering a dark web of family secrets after being left alone at their grandmother's isolated woodland home.

Previously, Malcolm worked for several years in the special education sector, teaching and supporting children with complex needs. After several years of living in London, he now resides in Somerset, England, along with his partner and a cat called Sukey.

For more information about his books please visit: www.malcolmrichardsauthor.com

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Next To Disappear 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
IngridQuakernaat 10 days ago
A thriller like a thriller must be! A wonderfully well-constructed story where the reader slowly gets the information that is needed to think what it is all about. Interactions between Emily and the new friends she makes are well represented and appear realistic. Emily's feelings about her past come across well without making Emily a weak woman. The main character comes into its own and the way she unravels the mystery is great. An exciting book that makes you keep reading until everything is resolved. Recommended! I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Heather Wamboldt 16 days ago
Next To Disappear is the first book in the "An Emily Swanson Mystery Thriller" series. This story has well-developed characters that are interesting and complex. The storyline is well written and gripping, keeping me on the edge of my seat from start to finish. Knowing that it is based upon a true crime makes this book even more interesting. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
ScaroletEllis 18 days ago
Next To Disappear by M. J. Richards is a wonderful story that I have read. This is book number one in this wonderful start to a brand new series that I have fallen in love with and can not wait for book number two. I highly recommend this story to everyone who loves readingsuspense, mystries and thrillers. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Thebookdevourer 22 days ago
This is a book that absolutely hooked me from page 1 and did not let go. I could not put this compelling story down and the fact that it is based on a true story just made this even better. Awesome book! I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Anonymous 22 days ago
Next to Disappear is a suspense filled, keep you glued to the pages, sitting on the edge of your seat thriller. A story line that is written so well you'll have a hard time putting the book down. It's well written and you can easily envision the story as you read it. Great characters and a great start to a series. Can't wait to read the next one. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Reader-In-Richmond 22 days ago
Engrossing amateur mystery investigator story Emily Swanson flees to London after her life as a teacher in a small Cornwall village turns upside down. As soon as she moves into her new flat, she discovers that the previous tenants left under circumstances that don't add up. As Emily and her new downstairs friend, Jerome, look into her disappearance, she discovers a menacing and evil medical establishment. The way that Richards develops Emily's character is charming. The style of the writing pulls you in. Clean, witty and effective. I want to read the next book in the series I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Dani8inaD 22 days ago
This was such a good thriller, a story I definitely enjoy! I was hooked as each page was turned. There was lots of suspence and it was so well written. There is lots of action and everything is so well written that you can easily visualize everything that is happening as you read it. The characters were all great and I really enjoyed their characters and how they were written. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Dani8inaD 22 days ago
This was such a good thriller, a story I definitely enjoy! I was hooked as each page was turned. There was lots of suspence and it was so well written. There is lots of action and everything is so well written that you can easily visualize everything that is happening as you read it. The characters were all great and I really enjoyed their characters and how they were written. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Heather177 25 days ago
I really enjoyed reading this book. The story I found interesting and well written. The book kept me drawn in and was hard to put down. A really great thriller. I would recommend reading.
Poonguzhali 26 days ago
I am a big fan of Romantic suspense/thrillers by Nora Roberts/J.D.Robb. There is a way she brings the readers into the story which is brilliant; the whole experience of reading her books is completely immersive and really engaging. After a very long time, I have come across a book which was as equally immersive and as thrilling, if not, more so. The author takes us through anxiety, depression, paranoia and a small spark of survival instinct that shins through all these debilitating conditions, through the protagonist Emily. What she goes through seems very legitimate, seeing all that she had to overcome, and at the same time, you partly feel sorry for her too. It's incredible, what the author has done, in spinning a story around her that chills us to the core. The whole story line is racy, fast-paced and scary; you could not wait to see what happens next. I am so glad I gave this author a try. I am definitely going to read through the whole series.
Anonymous 26 days ago
This is a well written thriller that had me glued to the pages from beginning to end. The author does a great job developing the story and pulls you in with all the suspense and intrigue. It's an action packed story with tons of emotions and is brought to life with vividly painted scenes. The cast of supporting characters play a huge role in bringing the story around. Interesting story I enjoyed reading. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book. All opinions in this review are my own and freely given.
Molly Hamblin 29 days ago
End of life care is never easy. Especially with terminal cancer patients, when is medication more torture and when more compassion? One close family member begged for the next pain pill. Another family friend pleaded against sedatives because the dreams and visions she had when medicated were horrible twisted versions of awful events of abuse. Emily wants to make up for what she thought was a mistake in her care of her mother. The nightmares she uncovers are patients starved to death. Disturbing food for thought.