The Missing Hours

Julia Dahl

A contemporary psychological thriller about toxic masculinity, social media and a woman who won’t be beaten.

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‘Gripping.’ Observer
‘A one-sitting read.’ Jane Casey
‘Compulsively readable.’ Mail on Sunday

She doesn’t remember. He won’t let her forget.

From a distance, Claudia Castro has it all: the famous family, the trust fund, thousands of Instagram followers, and a spot in NYU’s freshman class. But then one drunken night everything changes.

Her memory hazy, Claudia cuts herself off from her family, seeking solace in a new friendship, but when the rest of school comes back from spring break, Claudia is missing.

‘A searing tale of sexual assault in the digital age. Timely, taut, and gripping – an absolute must-read.’ Laura McHugh

What readers are saying:

‘This book kept me up way too late, but it was totally worth it!’

‘Intense, gritty . . . Clear your clendar as you’ll want to read this book in one sitting.’

‘A fast-paced read that gives the reader much to ponder.’

‘Timely, taut, and gripping – an absolute must-read.’

Critic Reviews

A searing, contemporary twist on the classic revenge and redemption story.

The Herald
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A compulsively readable, morally complex tale.

Mail on Sunday
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A dark gripping study of vengeance and of what it means to live in a woman's body.

Alison Flood, Observer
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A deftly written slice of psychological crime.

Barry Forshaw, Crimetime
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This contemporary morality tale perfectly evokes the dangers of modern life . . . A stunning essay for our #MeToo generation, it is both shocking and gripping.

Daily Mail
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A one-sitting read ... Without a wasted word, Dahl effortlessly recreates privileged New York life and its dark underside. An absolutely superb novel by an exceptionally talented writer.

Jane Casey

Julia Dahl was born and raised in Fresno, California and currently lives in New York’s Hudson Valley with her husband and son. A former journalist, specializing in crime and criminal justice, she is the author of three novels in the Rebekah Roberts series including Invisible City, which was a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best First Novel, and won…

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