Saturday, 21 October 2017
The Missing Place by Sophie Littlefield
Two mothers: Colleen and Shay. Both trying to find their sons that have disappeared from an oil rig camp they were both working at. As both mothers begin to work together, they are met with silence from anyone who works for the oil company, anyone who might know of the whereabouts of either young man, and even the people in the North Dakota community fighting to retake their land from the oil company to give back to the native people.
The Missing Place is a good mystery that kept me engaged. The clash of the two mothers throughout the investigation led to a nice climax that had me feeling for both women. Without the sons actually being active within the first two-thirds of the book, Sophie Littlefield does a wonderful job of showing who these two young men are. From memories the women have to the few stories that are put together we get a good sense of who Paul and Taylor were as workers, friends, and sons.
This was an enjoyable read and I will be looking for more to read from Sophie Littlefield.
Cross-posted at Goodreads