Perfect for fans of Big Little Lies and Little Fires Everywhere, The Night She Went Missing reveals the secrets of a close-knit community in the South. Publishing in Ebook and Audio in the UK today courtesy of Headline and also available in paperback in the US with Mira Books, this is an intoxicating read you will not want to miss!

Kristen Bird is an English teacher by day and writer by night. Her lifelong love of literature, has made her a talented story-teller, penning a novel that is sure to place her name firmly in your mind for all your future suspense reads. In the run up to publication, Kristen has been busy doing interviews for a whole host of publications including this one with The Big Thrill – and there will be lots more to come so keep your eyes peeled in the coming weeks as she celebrates her first publication on both sides of the Atlantic.

Early readers have been loving The Night She Went Missing:

“Kristen Bird is a great new voice in suspense, and her fabulous debut, The Night She Went Missing, is perfect for fans of Big Little Lies who thrive on stories of deceit in the suburban world. Beautiful writing and impressive character development anchor a truly devious plot.”

J.T. Ellison, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Her Dark Lies

“I devoured this atmospheric, twisty, heart-felt suspense novel…Bird’s heart-felt prose drew me into the character’s lives, immersing me in the story…If you like small-town mysteries, dark secrets, moms with something to hide, beautiful prose and a tightly woven plot, this is the book for you.”

Amber Garza, author of Where I Left Her

“Pitch perfect suspense…The best debut I’ve read this year.”

Allison Brennan, New York Times bestselling author

“Bird does a good job dramatizing the extraordinary lengths mothers will go to protect their children. This twisty … tale of misdeeds among the privileged shows real promise”

Publisher’s Weekly

“Fans of domestic suspense will love this well-woven web, with alternating-perspective chapters; it will keep readers guessing until the end.”

Library Journal Review


But don’t take their word for it, read on to learn more…

Catherine moved to the close-knit community of Galveston Island to leave the past – and the terrible mistake she made – behind her.

What she didn’t realise was how much influence her mother-in-law, Rosalyn, has over the island and that being a Callahan means having strict standards to uphold.

She soon meets Morgan, the one woman who seems to get her. But Morgan is still reeling from the former rape accusation against her teenage son, Alex, which left her side-lined from the community.

Leslie on the other hand is the model Galveston Island citizen, who since the death of her husband she will do anything to ensure her children succeed. But cracks are starting to show behind the perfect veneer.

When Catherine’s teenage daughter, Emily, goes missing after a party, it shakes their world to its core. Everyone looks to their children – or each other’s – for someone to blame.

What really happened the night Emily went missing?
And who has the most to lose when it comes out?

Congratulations, Kristen – we’re excited to celebrate publication day with you!