"Sophie Littlefield is a regular writing machine!"
—The New York Times
The Missing Place
"A novel steeped in secrets and unspoken truths..."
—Christina Baker Kline, #1 New York Times Bestselling author of ORPHAN TRAIN
The booming North Dakota oil business is spawning "man camps," shantytowns full of men hired to work on the rigs, in towns without enough housing to accommodate them. In such twilight spaces, it's easy for a person to vanish. And when two young men in their first year on the job disappear without a trace, only their mothers believe there's hope of finding them. Despite reassurances that the police are on the case, the two women think the oil company is covering up the disappearances—and maybe something more.
Carina's mother and her uncle, the only two family members she's ever known, are dead. Their deaths were accidents, unfortunate results of the highly confidential research they performed for a national security organization. Or so she's been told.