The Missing Years by Lexie Elliott

June 12, 2019

She thought she would never go back...

Ailsa Calder has inherited half of a house. The other half belongs to a man who disappeared without a trace twenty-seven years ago. Her father.

Leaving London behind to settle her mother's estate, Ailsa returns to her childhood home nestled amongst the craggy peaks of the Scottish Highlands, accompanied by the half-sister she's never taken the time to get to know.

With the past threatening to swallow her whole, she can't escape the claustrophobic feeling that the house itself is watching her. And when Ailsa confronts the first nighttime intruder, she sees that the manor's careless rugged beauty could cost her everything



Thanks to Anne Cater at Random Things Tours and Corvus books for an ARC of the new book from Lexie Elliott.

When Alison Calder a field producer for ITV inherits a house after her Mother's death in the Scottish highlands, along with her half sister Carrie she arrives from London to to evaluate the property she’s not seen for more than 20 years.  The problem is she has only inherited half the house,  her father who has been missing for years,  still owns half.

Once at the house, thing's are not all they seem, angry locals , even stranger locals , and some apparent odd going's on in the house.

Atmospheric , the house almost feels claustrophobic at times, it’s written sublimely, the creeping doubt is there, is something supernatural afoot or is there something more sinister, something more real at work?

Or is just Alison’s mind playing tricks in this strange place?

With her long term boyfriend away working , Alison and her sister are soon getting the attention of the local lads and hotel keeper Ben Franklin

The Finale is ever so clever, but was it supernatural..

Slowly paced but enough to keep you turnuing, it’s a haunting mystery that will keep you tuning the pages into the dark of night.




Lexie Elliott has been writing for as long as she can remember, but she began to focus on it more seriously after she lost her banking job in 2009 due to the Global Financial Crisis. After some success in short story competitions, she began planning a novel. With two kids and a (new) job, it took some time for that novel to move from her head to the page, but the result was The French Girl, which will be published by Berkley in February 2018 - available to pre-order on Amazon now!

When she's not writing, Lexie can be found running, swimming or cycling whilst thinking about writing. In 2007 she swam the English Channel solo. She won't be doing that again. In 2015 she ran 100km, raising money for Alzheimer Scotland. She won't be doing that again either. But the odd triathlon or marathon isn't out of the question.

Twitter @elliott_lexie


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