We are thrilled that Local Gone Missing, the gripping novel by Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author Fiona Barton is out today in UK paperback (Penguin Random House / Transworld). This tense and compulsive thriller follows Elise King, who moves into the sleepy seaside town of Ebbing hoping for some rest and relaxation, when one local man suddenly vanishes without a trace…

Fiona Barton is the New York Times and Sunday Times bestselling author of The Widow, which took the world by storm in 2016 and has been published into 36 territories to date. Local Gone Missing has gone from strength to strength since its initial publication: in the US, it was chosen as Apple Books Best of the Month in June 2022, and featured in Indigo’s Best of the Year So Far list in Canada. It was also an instant bestseller in Canada, reaching No.6 in the Globe and Mail and No.9 in the Toronto Star.

Excitement has been building ahead of paperback publication, and Local Gone Missing has received many glowing reviews:

I absolutely loved this smart, twisty novelShari Lapena

‘A dark and twisty read’ Nita Prose

Tense and full of reveals and twists. This compulsively dark mystery is a joy to read. Fiona Barton never disappoints!Lesley Kara

I was completely swept up in this story of a seaside town full of dark secrets – the pace was perfect, the characters so skilfully drawn and the ending was masterful. I loved it!Katherine Faulkner

Congratulations, Fiona! We can’t wait for more readers to discover this atmospheric thriller. If you haven’t already, you can get your copy here.