In The Spotlight: Claire McGowan’s The Lost

Claire McGowan’s book, The Lost, is in the spotlight in this post from the Confessions of a Mystery Novelist blog.

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Welcome to another edition of In The Spotlight. Sometimes it’s very hard to go back to the old home town, especially after being away for several years, and especially if one left as a young person and returns as an adult. Homecomings like that can be fraught with all sorts of tension and challenges, even if one has fond memories. Let’s take a look at how that plays out today, and turn the spotlight on Claire McGowan’s The Lost, the first of her Paula Maguire novels.

Maguire is a London forensic psychologist who works with the police on missing person cases, mostly. Her work is noticed, and she gets a request to go back to her home town of Ballyterrin, in Northern Ireland, to help set up a cold case review team. Funding for the team has finally gone through after two girls, Magella Ward and Cathy…

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