By Morag Joss
An twist of fate can finish a life.
The comparable 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 basically an beginner video and the bridge’s protection digital camera checklist their final moments.
A lady vacationer, whose automobile was once filmed pulling onto the bridge seconds ahead of it fell, is believed to be one of the lacking. yet in determined desire of cash, she had bought the auto purely hours prior to. Now she will be able to start existence over. Her course leads her to a spartan cabin at the financial institution of the river the place, as Annabel, she is reborn, unfastened from her prior. right here she lives with Silva, an unlawful immigrant whose concern 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 ladies are befriended via the boatman Ron, and jointly they convey a delicate sanctuary within the shadow of the bridge that has replaced their lives. they retain 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 while the results of the prior 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 by means of 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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Keep going,” he yelled to Sharaﬁ as the downed carabinieri ﬂailed around him, lashing out and grabbing at his arms and legs—but he man aged to free himself from their grip and was soon hurtling down after the professor. They were side by side as they sprinted across the manicured lawn of the central courtyard before ducking into a barrel-vaulted passageway that cut through the building and led back out onto the open ground of the Stradone del Giardini and the long row of parked cars on either side of it.
It must have exploded just as the lead Alfa was passing alongside it, as the cops’ car was plastered against the Vatican’s outer wall, thrown into it sideways. What looked like the second Alfa was also in the wreckage, piled into some parked cars. Debris was everywhere, clumps of concrete and metal still raining down around them. Shell-shocked people were limping around, dazed, looking for loved ones or just standing stiff in disbelief. There had to be deaths, Reilly was sure of it—and lots of wounded.
Another ramp led away from the garage, in the opposite direction to the way they’d come in. A way out. Maybe. Reilly did a split-second triage in his mind and beelined for the ML that was being worked on. It was facing the wrong way, its back to the exit ramp, but trumping that was the fact that it had its hood propped up—and its engine running. The startled mechanics did a double-take and moved THE TEMPLAR SALVATION 37 to confront them, but Reilly was overﬂowing with adrenaline and out of time.
Among the Missing by Morag Joss