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By Morag Joss

An twist of fate can finish a life.
The related coincidence can commence one.

Three lives collide within the wake of an unforeseeable tragedy. while a bridge collapses within the Highlands of Scotland, dozens of commuters vanish into the freezing river lower than, swept by way of the currents towards the ocean, and merely an novice video and the bridge’s safety digital camera list their final moments.

A girl vacationer, whose vehicle used to be filmed pulling onto the bridge seconds ahead of it fell, is thought to be one of the lacking. yet in determined desire of cash, she had offered the auto simply hours ahead of. Now she will start existence over. Her direction leads her to a spartan cabin at the financial institution of the river the place, as Annabel, she is reborn, unfastened from her prior. the following she lives with Silva, an unlawful immigrant whose obstacle is compounded by means of the disappearance of her husband and their baby. She waits for them on a daily basis, clinging to pray opposed to overwhelming facts.

The girls are befriended by means of the boatman Ron, and jointly they bring a delicate sanctuary within the shadow of the bridge that has replaced their lives. they preserve secrets and techniques from each other, but additionally attach in methods none of them expects. misplaced souls all, they try to outlive, to belief, and to like whilst the implications of the earlier turn out inescapable.

A masterly novel concerning the invisible ties that bind us to our identities, to our histories, and to each other, one of the lacking soars with the peerless voice of the writer defined via P. D. James as an “exciting talent.” Morag Joss, with the mental penetration and the finely wrought prose which are her hallmarks, spins a super story of wear and tear and reparation, suspicion and salvation.

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Rauch und der Geruch von Schießpulver erfüllten die Luft, und immer noch wurde von der Anmeldung geschossen. Todesangst ergriff Sara, als sie das Trommelfeuer eines Automatikgewehrs erkannte. Die Killer hatten sich auf eine längere Schießerei vorbereitet. �Dr. », schrie jemand. Sekunden später wurde Sara von zwei kleinen Händen umklammert. Maggie Burgess hatte es geschafft, sich von der Gruppe zu lösen, und instinktiv deckte Sara das Mädchen mit ihrem Körper. Als Jeffrey sie sah, griff er nach seinem Wadenholster und gab ihr ein Zeichen loszurennen, sobald er zu schießen anfing.

Nicht schießen. Da bin nur noch ich und drei kleine Mädchen. » �Ich kann nicht, Mann. » Marla schrie: «Bitte nicht –» Doch wieder wurde sie mit einem Schlag zum Schweigen gebracht. Sara schloss eine Sekunde die Augen und dachte an ihre Familie und an alles, was zwischen ihnen ungesagt geblieben war. Dann verscheuchte sie diese Gedanken und dachte an die Kinder hier im Raum. Sie starrte auf die Pistole in Jeffreys Hand, setzte ihre ganze Hoffnung auf diese Waffe. Wenn sie Jeffreys Pistole in die Finger bekäme, hätten sie vielleicht eine Chance.

Wir waren schon einmal verheiratet, und es hat uns fast zugrunde gerichtet», fügte sie an. �Ja», sagte er. » Jetzt zog sie ihren Trumpf hervor. » Er zögerte eine Sekunde, bevor er antwortete. » Sie lachte. » �Seit dein Vater mich bekehrt hat», schoss er zurück. Seine Stimme war vollkommen humorlos. «Ich will eine Ehefrau, Sara. » Die Schärfe seiner Worte tat ihr weh. » �Ich weiß es nicht», eine Spur von Reue schwang in seinem Ton mit. » Sie öffnete den Mund, doch sie konnte nicht sprechen. Jeffrey schüttelte entschuldigend den Kopf.

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