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The Missing (The FBI Psychics #1)

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From the national bestselling author whose sexy stories 'you will not soon forget'(Romance Review) comes a brand-new, sinfully sexy romantic suspense novel.

Her psychic gift drove away the man she loved and years later has drawn him back to her.

As a teenager, Taige Branch hated her psychic gift. No one could understand, except for Cullen Morgan, the boy who stole her heart.
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ebook, 320 pages
Published November 4th 2008 by Berkley (first published October 30th 2008)
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Bry
This romance novel actually attempts to walk the line between romance and mystery. The plot is much more developed than any bodice ripper plot but it was still pretty far fetched, and I don't mean the psycho thing, I mean the ending.

Taige, the main character and resident psychic, had a pretty crappy upbringing after the death of her parents. She has psychic abilities that segregates her and tortures her. Basically all she had that was good in her life was a woman named Rose and her son who was
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jenjn79
May 08, 2009 jenjn79 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to jenjn79 by: random buy
One of the best books I've read so far this year. Which is pretty cool considering it was a book I randomly bought at B&N while wondering the store one day. I thought it sounded interesting and though I hadn't read the author before (I've since read one other book by Walker), I'd heard good things of her books. And this ended up being a great buy. I was thoroughly hooked on this book from page one until the end.

Taige Branch and Cullen Morgan met when Cullen's parents started vacationing at t
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Julie (jjmachshev)
Oct 27, 2008 Julie (jjmachshev) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2008-reads
Fabulous! Riveting. Grabs you by the heart and throat and won't let go. "The Missing" is Shiloh Walker's latest release and it's a hell of a book! It's a bit darker and much deeper than any other of her works I've read (and that's quite a few) and in a totally good way.

Taige has always been different. Her psychic gift manifested when she was a very young child, but understanding her 'gift' took quite a lot longer. Her current career, finding lost and taken children, came about after a heartbreak
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Awilk -never sleeps-
Shiloh Walker is one of my favourite authors, and this book will keep her that way.

I liked how the book started from when the two main characters were teenagers and reading how they met and that the love between them grew over the years. The first time Cullen and Taige made love was beautiful and it made me wish that I had been that lucky in my life.

When the drama starts, I could understand why Cullen acted as he did, even though I wasn't very happy with him.

The main part of the story did let me
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Mahlet
The Missing is a contemporary romantic suspense/thriller. I add thriller because some moments were so intense that I felt like I’d popped a bunch of caffeine pills because my hands were shaking as leafed through the pages lightning fast. Taige, the biracial beauty of a heroine, has psychic abilities and uses them to save lives in the Alabama gulf vacation community that she considers home. Her parents are deceased, so we begin the story with Taige as a teen living with her crazy preacher Uncle t ...more
Lady Heather
Loved this story!!
Taige and Cullen's story was amazing ..(but did his name have to be Cullen..seriously?)

Look forward to reading more from this author!
Michelle, the Bookshelf Stalker  Queen of the Undead
Wow. I read this book without stopping, straight through the night. I loved everything about it. The book was haunting. The paranormal elements were a bonus but the real draw was the love story. I'm not into sappy reads either. I like action, danger and a bit of horror. I like the relationships to be physical and hot. This book had all of this but toned down and beautifully woven together. This is a keeper book for me.
Laura
May 10, 2012 Laura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Okay. I picked this up at a bargain book store during the Hay-on-Wye festival last year. It was 2 so I figured, “Why not?” Oh, and it was shelved under the YA banner.

It was miss shelved!

I had barely bent the spine of this one before the narrative took a turn for the hot 'n' steamy! This is definitely for more mature readers. It's not filth or anything, just an enjoyably risqué crime/romance/paranormal read.

The relationship between Taige and Cullen is touching. And I don't mean that in a dodgy
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Kjen
Jul 02, 2014 Kjen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 Stars~~~Well done, well written romantic suspense with a psychic twist. This had all of the elements that should rock me. I just didn't 'like' the characters as much as I could have. I think I never forgave Cullen for the events of the past. Nevertheless, it is an exciting read with a twisted serial killer. I really, really dislike Taige's boss and am interested to see where the series goes after this.
Danielle (Danniegurl)
So I started this a long time ago and could not get through the prologue I was like ok ok get to the point can we move on please. So I set it aside. I finally picked it up again yesterday and basically started it completely over even though I vaguely remembered a few things. The length of the prologue is long because it helps us understand Taige and Cullen and how their relationship developed. I did like the book, but I felt like the circumstances of his child being kidnapped and the end result ...more
Willow
This one was humid sexy. Like I'm on the gulf shore of Alabama and I'm a broken, sad girl falling in love with a rich boy whose gonna save my life and touch my skin and its gonna be electric and heartbreaking before its over. This was my first book by Shiloh Walker and I'm ridiculously impressed, and shocked I haven't read anything by her yet.

It's no surprise that I've got a thing for the south. It's what makes me fangirl over a lot of Sandra Brown's books. I love the heat. The sticky seduction
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Leontine
Aug 26, 2011 Leontine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sometimes the mood strikes me for an intense contemporary romance, nail biting suspense and leap-of-the-pages characters, which is all poured in to my mind with imaginative storytelling. On such an occasion The Missing popped in to my view from my shelves. I cracked the spine, started reading the first chapter and from there, Shiloh Walker delivered all I wanted from a PNR suspense.

The story begins in the summer of 1992 with a blossoming vacation romance between young adults Cullen Morgan and Ta
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Phoebe
Jul 29, 2010 Phoebe rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone!
Recommended to Phoebe by: Shiloh Walker
Shelves: reviewed
This is my first book by Shiloh Walker that I've read and I have to say this it definitely won't be my last one. I've heard many good things about Walker and I decided to give her novels a try which is how I found out about her contest that would give me a try to sample her work. I won this ARC of her upcoming release The Missing , which comes out in two days on Tuesday November 4th. I loved it so much that I finished it in 8 hours max after I started reading it and I'm sure that is one of the ...more
Quinn
This is my third book by Shiloh Walker, and once again, she does not disappoint.

We first meet Taige Branch and Cullen Morgen as teenagers, when Cullen and his parents holiday at the beach side town where Taige lives. Taige, as with many of Walker's characters, has had a tough life. Her parents died when she was young and she was sent to live with her uncle, who mistreated her. To complicate things, Taige lives with the burden of a psychic gift.

Cullen is instantly attracted to Taige's exotic beau
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Heather
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Brianna (The Book Vixen)
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The Missing is the second book by Shiloh Walker that I have read. I thoroughly enjoyed Broken so when Ms. Walker asked if I would put together a book tour for the re-release of The Missing, I couldn’t say no.

I have to admit that I was a little apprehensive at first with the psychic element of the book but I was okay with the way things panned out. I wasn’t turned away by it; instead it drew me in.

I felt for Taige, really felt for her for all the trials and tribulati
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Angelic Zaizai
oooh salah perkiraan


semula milih baca ini karena mengira genrenya fantasy/paranormal YA
pembukaannya pun cukup meyakinkan, seorang remaja yang punya kemampuan mencari
orang hilang - kadang bisa nyelamatin, kadang hanya mayatnya
tapi lanjutin baca bab berikutnya dan berikutnya
loh kok umurnya nambah terus... dan muatannya udah ga cocok buat genre young
adult *you knowlah hahaha*
ternyata ini paranormal romance - tapi karena kadung dibaca, ya sudahlah, bablas
sajaaa *terpaksa apa doyan :D*

sebenarnya c
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Smut Junkie
Ironically I have TWO books on my bookshelf from Shiloh Walker that I have yet to read, but I checked out The Missing and The Departed from the library a while ago, so I have to get them read....and I think I am really going to enjoy reading ALL of Shiloh Walker's books!

This was a great read. Full of suspense and romance and sex and two characters that I just adored, even though I wanted to KICK CULLEN'S ASS at one point! I actually shed some tears while reading this one....mostly because of al
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Natasha  A.
Nov 30, 2015 Natasha A. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012, 2015
First read: January 31, 2012
Very well done.
I really enjoyed the psychic aspect to the story.
Must get #2
Calisto
I love romantic suspense with psychics. Really, it's one of my catnips. Here...well, it was just ok. Actually, it was overall really good until we get to the climax, then it went from good to 'oh come on'.

The story is told in an interesting way. Part One is the past, the characters falling in love as teenagers, then breaking up because of tragedy. I thought that part went on too long or maybe I just felt it was too mushy. Instead of seeing how the hero learns of the heroine's gift, we are told a
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★ Codie Abibliophobic ★

Taige was born with a gift that allows her to help children that are going to be, or have been kidnapped. She lives with her uncle, Leon who hates the ground she walks on and thinks she’s a demon spawn. But sadly Taige is no stranger to feeling out of place being biracial and living in Alabama (Or was it Florida?), or at least this was true until she meets Cullen. Cullen saves Taige from getting raped one night and from that day on they’re together...until Cullen’s mother gets brutally murdered
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MaggieReadsRom
Jul 06, 2010 MaggieReadsRom rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs
4.5 stars

THE MISSING is the story of Taige Branch and Cullen Morgan. It's told in 2 parts and spans a time-period of 16 years. Part 1 shows us how Taige and Cullen meet and a lovely young love sparkles between the girl of mixed heritage with an extraordinary psychic gift she doesn't want and the handsome all-American boy who comes to her town every summer on vacation. Teenage Paige is very mature for her age, probably because she's always had only herself to depend on and teenage Cullen is sweet
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Erotic Horizon
Aug 06, 2009 Erotic Horizon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As a child nothing was right in Taige Branch world – from how she lived to who she lived with, It all boiled to a nightmare with only brief patches of colour in her world. That is until she met Cullen Morgan and his family one summer and then she lived only for the summers.

Taige had a gift, but as a teenager it felt more like a curse and she was not equipped to handle it. Cullen accepted her – HER – gift and all and he made life bearable – that is, until she was not able to save someone importan
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Jane Stewart
Well done romantic suspense. Heroine uses psychic abilities to save lives and catch bad guys.

REVIEWER’S OPINION:
Per Publishers Weekly “A sweet love story alternates with an exciting manhunt. Romantic suspense fans will find much to like in Taige, a fearless beauty, half-white, half-black, who's not just another medium clone.” I agree. There are other characters with psychic abilities as well. This was a nicely done story with some interesting plot twists and events.

I noticed one reviewer found f
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Tiffany Danner
Jul 05, 2010 Tiffany Danner rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Missing is only my second Shiloh Walker read and it served as a good reminder that I really need to pick up more of her books. In spite of my “paranormal/romance burnout” I flew through this book yesterday and could not put it down. I was cursing Shiloh Walker and updating my goodreads status at 4 am, wondering where the night had gone.

Taige, pronounced like Paige with a t (I asked!), has a unique gift. Ever since she was a little girl Taige has had visions or dreams that help her find missi
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Michelle
It actually gets a 3.5. For some reason, I didn't like it as much as The Departed. Maybe had I read this one first, I would have liked it more? Hm. Either way, it was good, but I think I didn't connect with these characters as much as I did with Dez and Taylor in The Departed. Still, this book was good. More sex, haha, but still, pretty good. But like I said, I think I like The Departed better. I love those crusty, seemingly-cold guys like Taylor Jones who have a back story, who have a woman tha ...more
Susi
Jul 07, 2010 Susi rated it really liked it
One thing I learned for sure: Shiloh Walker knows how to throw an emotional punch right into your heart. The Missing will grab your heart from the start and not let go until you read the last page. I think it is an unique talent Mrs. Walker has there. Her books are always full of heartbreak, thrill and they have their share of sexy times, too.

In The Missing we meet Taige in her teenage years. She already suffered a lot and still does most of the time. Not only does she hear and see monstrous thi
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Tina
I don't normally read books where the plot is about missing, abducted, abused or molested children. It is my personal Kryptonite. I relaxed that stricture for this book because a) it was made clear that that plot is off screen for most of the book, not front and center and b) when it does happen as part of the plot the child in question is found pretty quickly and finally, c)I like to support authors who write IR or multicultural romances whenever possible.

This book had some really good element
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Karen
Jul 26, 2013 Karen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Romance and mystery lovers
Taige Branch is a psychic who freelances for the FBI, her specialty is finding lost or kidnapped children. When Taige was young she lost her parents and was sent to live with an Uncle who hated her and called her a demon every day she was in his presence. The summer she was 16 she finally met someone who she could connect with, Cullen Morgan, a rich boy who came for a vacation. They were inseparable that summer and every summer for the next 4 years, then Cullen experienced a tragedy that he blam ...more
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