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Has Anyone Seen Charlotte Salter? - by Nicci French

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  • A nerve-tingling and atmospheric thriller from master of suspense Nicci French about two families shattered by tragedy and the secrets that have been waiting decades to be revealed.On the day of Alec Salter's fiftieth birthday party, his wife, Charlotte, vanishes.
  • Author(s): Nicci French
  • 544 Pages
  • Fiction + Literature Genres, Thrillers

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On the day of Alec Salter's fiftieth birthday party, his wife, Charlotte, vanishes. Most of the small English village of Glensted is at the party for hours before anyone realizes she is missing. While Alec brushes off her disappearance, their four children--especially fifteen-year-old Etty--grow increasingly anxious as the cold winter hours become days and she doesn't return. Then Etty and her friend Morgan find the body of Morgan's father--and the Salters' neighbor-- Duncan Ackerley, floating in the river. The police conclude that Duncan and Charlotte were having an affair before he killed her and committed suicide. Thirty years later, Morgan Ackerley returns to Glensted with his older brother to make a podcast based on their shared tragedy with the Salters. Alec, stricken with dementia, is entering an elder care facility while Etty helps put his affairs in order. But when the Ackerleys ask to interview the Salters, the entire town gets caught up in the unresolved cases. Allegations fly, secrets come to light, and a suspicious fire leads to a murder. With the podcast making national news, London sends Detective Inspector Maud O'Connor to Glensted to take over the investigation. She will stop at nothing to uncover the truth as a new and terrifying picture of what really happened to Charlotte Salter and Duncan Ackerley emerges.



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A nerve-tingling and atmospheric thriller from master of suspense Nicci French about two families shattered by tragedy and the secrets that have been waiting decades to be revealed.

On the day of Alec Salter's fiftieth birthday party, his wife, Charlotte, vanishes. Most of the small English village of Glensted is at the party for hours before anyone realizes she is missing. While Alec brushes off her disappearance, their four children--especially fifteen-year-old Etty--grow increasingly anxious as the cold winter hours become days and she doesn't return. Then Etty and her friend Morgan find the body of Morgan's father--and the Salters' neighbor-- Duncan Ackerley, floating in the river. The police conclude that Duncan and Charlotte were having an affair before he killed her and committed suicide.

Thirty years later, Morgan Ackerley returns to Glensted with his older brother to make a podcast based on their shared tragedy with the Salters. Alec, stricken with dementia, is entering an elder care facility while Etty helps put his affairs in order. But when the Ackerleys ask to interview the Salters, the entire town gets caught up in the unresolved cases.

Allegations fly, secrets come to light, and a suspicious fire leads to a murder. With the podcast making national news, London sends Detective Inspector Maud O'Connor to Glensted to take over the investigation. She will stop at nothing to uncover the truth as a new and terrifying picture of what really happened to Charlotte Salter and Duncan Ackerley emerges.



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"Husband and wife writing duo Nicci French are always a must read, and their latest, Has Anyone Seen Charlotte Salter?, is one of their very best. Compelling, moving and beautifully written, it's about how real people are affected by (and driven to) murder.... An absolute winner." -- Guardian (UK)

"Fans of the husband and wife writing team, Sean French and Nicci Gerrard, will need no encouragement to seize on this latest example of their rare talent. It's their 25th crime collaboration since 1997 and shows off their exceptional skills as storytellers. . . . The French magic is at work again." -- Daily Mail (UK) on Has Anyone Seen Charlotte Salter?

"The Nicci French duo's 25th novel ranks among their best: the triple crime plot is satisfying in itself, but also serves as a framework for a richly layered social or family novel in which themes (parenthood's joys and pains, grief's lingering effects, the Suffolk constabulary's alleged enduring sexism and ineptitude) are explored in 1990, then re-explored from other angles 30-plus years later." -- Sunday Times (UK) on Has Anyone Seen Charlotte Salter?

"Not only a psychological suspense novel, but also a fascinating exploration of family, loss and grief... The novel is a compelling exploration of the corrosive effects of loss and grief." -- Irish Examiner on Has Anyone Seen Charlotte Salter?

"One of their very best. Compelling, moving and beautifully written." -- The Observer on Has Anyone Seen Charlotte Salter?

"Fans of the husband and wife writing team, Sean French and Nicci Gerrard, will need no encouragement to seize on this latest example of their rare talent. It's their 25th crime collaboration since 1997 and shows off their exceptional skills as storytellers... The French magic is at work again." -- Daily Mail on Has Anyone Seen Charlotte Salter?

"This is a fine example of a classic "whodunit" with multiple characters having plausible motives. However, just like a tricky jigsaw puzzle, it takes all the pieces before the grand reveal. Has Anyone Seen Charlotte Salter? demonstrates an intense psychological thriller of two families impacted by tragedy and secrets." -- Novels Alive (starred review)

"Another riveting tale from the husband-and-wife team of Nicci Gerrard and Sean French... that's full of surprises, leading up to an ending that delivers a final, jaw-dropping revelation. Fans will love it." -- Booklist on The Favor

"Excellent--a breathless read brimming with misdirection and fear." -- Guardian on The Unheard

"Full of unexpected turns . . . . Immensely satisfying." -- New York Times Book Review on House of Correction

"Ingenious . . . This house of correction is booby-trapped with twists, the floors paved with trapdoors, quicksand churning in the garden. Enter if you dare." -- A.J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window, on House of Correction

"Razor-sharp writing by French expertly amps the tension." -- People on The Lying Room


Dimensions (Overall): 9.4 Inches (H) x 6.4 Inches (W) x 1.6 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.35 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 544
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Thrillers
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
Theme: Suspense
Format: Hardcover
Author: Nicci French
Language: English
Street Date: March 19, 2024
TCIN: 89654539
UPC: 9780063298347
Item Number (DPCI): 247-07-4632
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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