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Missing (The Matt Spears Mysteries)

3.65  ·  Rating details ·  48 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
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Debt collector Matt Spears isn't having a good day. He's being framed by the cops over an alleged assault and has inexplicably found himself indebted to the blind, but ruthless gangster, Vincent Barbour. When Barbour’s supposedly dead niece, Emma, surfaces in a graphic sexual video on a porn site, he asks Matt to find her in exchange for wiping the s
Kindle Edition, 314 pages
Published by Createspace (first published February 25th 2011)
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Nov 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Bravo! Barry, Missing is an informative and heart-stopping read.

I enjoyed this book. It is well written; It abruptly ends leaving you shocked and wanting more. Moments later you realize that there couldn't have been a more satisfying ending. I look forward to more Barry Crowther stories.
PRO: NO explicit sex or violence. Plenty of depth in character and situations. All together satisfying!

Aug 19, 2012 rated it it was ok
the description of the characters is what made me keep reading, otherwise I found this too long and not that interesting .... Mr. spears should have given his love way more attention. I almost expected a fling between him and kendra fedora!
Sep 13, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I very much enjoyed this book. I am usually very good at guessing 'who done it' but didn't come close on this one. Plenty of humour along with the serious. Good characters. Highly recommend.
Mar 18, 2017 rated it liked it
A girl who went missing is sending messages. Matt, a debt collector, is persuaded to search for her through the complexities of Manchester's underworld.
Rosemary Cantrell
Jan 25, 2016 rated it liked it
I am on the fence a little bit with this novel. I like a good mystery and this certainly is a good one. The clues are all there, but they don't all make sense until the somewhat surprising ending. There are plenty of twists and turns and unexpected events, which are all good things in a mystery.

The main characters are fairly interesting, some better developed than others. They are quite a hodge-podge of personalities which does keep it interesting! However, too many of them were a little one-dim
Jenny Hilborne
Mar 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Debt collectors don't usually have a good day - I've been one - but Matt Spears' bad day tops any I ever had. The blurb pulled me in and the action starts immediately. This book delves into a lot of dark elements and drops the reader into a world inhabited by gangsters, con men, blackmailers and murderers. Matt Spears wades through it all to find a missing girl, who suddenly surfaces on a porn site. Despite the dark elements, there is not too much sex or violence and there's also a good bit of h ...more
Mike Coe
Mar 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing
An edgy mystery novel set in England and written by an Englishman. Crowther spins an interesting tale with enouth twist and turns to keep you thinking till the end. I read it as an e-book and found the formating and editing to be excellent. I would recommend it for those who would like to take a trip to the dark side--murder and mystery. Crowther really knows how to paint some creepy characters--something you would expect in the settings of this novel. Great Job Barry!
Mar 09, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
I inadvertently gave Missing the acid test-I started reading it, then left it behind when I went on vacation. The story still managed to hold my attention and kept me guessing until the end. The main characters (Matt, Nathan, Hannah, and Trudy) were interesting, but I had a problem keeping some of the secondary characters straight, especially the gangsters. Definitely worth reading,though. I received a complimentary copy of this book in order to review it.
Jun 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this suspense/thriller. It was actually a great book. At times I had gotten confused with all the characters names, but I eventually got through it, that being the reason for 4 stars instead of 5. 'Missing' has a great story. I liked the characters. A big web of deceit that was well written. A must read. Recommended
Candice Ellis
Jan 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was an interesting book. There were little mini stories that led up to the ending. This kept me guessing all the time but who I thought was the villain ended up not being the person. I enjoyed reading the story.
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