Alison Moore

Writer of fiction, from novels to a story on a postcard

Reviews

Missing

Missing

'Missing​ starts out as a spare and seemingly simple psychological drama. But stay with it and dig deeper, for beneath the surface lurk immensely satisfying hidden depths.'
Malcolm Forbes, ​The Sunday Herald

'​Missing ​is a triumph... Moore delivers a stealthily absorbing mix of menace and mundanity in a story of how life goes on - or doesn't - in the wake of tragedy.'
Anthony Cummins, ​The Daily Mail

'There are books which, when you finish reading them, force you to stop everything for a moment to acknowledge their excellence, to mark a personal encounter with something special. Missing ​is one of those books'
Nina Allan, The Spider's House

'There are few things better than a novel which surprises you, which catches you unaware and makes you think about the world and yourself in a different way. Missing ​had just such an effect - as artful and emotional a book as I have read in some time.'
Alistair Braidwood, Scots Whay Hae!

'The author has created a masterpiece. A haunting tale of devastating insight and depth.'
Jackie Law, neverimitate

'Pain and grief seem to lurk behind every object, every reflection... The thickening agent is the deft manipulation of motifs and themes.'
Hamish Robinson, ​The Spectator

'In under 200 pages Moore skilfully delivers a twisty, suspenseful story in the manner of a defeatist thriller, full of the reckoning and regret of middle age'
Catherine Taylor, New Statesman

'a realist drama and a romance, a horror story and an existential novel - often all of these things at once, and more'
Anna Aslanyan, The Guardian

'multi-layered, full of reflection on the nature of our experience, and yet written with such immediacy and freshness that the pages fly past'
Cath Barton, Wales Arts Review

'Alison Moore is excellent at creating a rather disturbing atmosphere. Things aren't quite right. People aren't who they seem to be... The rather spooky edge to the writing is very effective.'
Caroline Lodge, Bookword

'Alison Moore persuades you, gently, to look at words and language anew... With her apparently simple, artless style, she has achieved something remarkable.'
Philip Womack, The Times Literary Supplement

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