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if these walls could talk, they would tell you to run

Ailsa Calder has inherited half of a house. The other half belongs to a man who disappeared without a trace twenty-seven 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.

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

Praise for The Missing Years

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"The whip-smart Ailsa’s descent into terror and confusion as the Manse begins to have its effect on her is played out beautifully…this manages to be both uncannily creepy and grounded in the true horror of human evil.”--The Guardian
“Begins with a Gothic hint that rapidly segues into a suspenseful thriller with a breathless twist of denouement.”--
New York Journal of Books

“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 

"This compelling mystery left me on the edge of my seat... If you liked the author's debut work The French Girl, you will love The Missing Years. ―Tulsa Book Review

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