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Her step-mum has a secret.
Her father in lying.


Everyone is watching.


Who do you believe?



HAVE YOU SEEN THIS GIRL?



When fourteen-year-old Poppy vanishes on a family boating trip, suspicion soon turns close to home – to the two people who should do everything to keep her safe, her parents, Kit and Neve. Can they really be responsible for their lit
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Paperback, 432 pages
Published January 1st 2019 by HarperCollins
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Pauline
Dec 12, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
A fourteen year old girl with special needs has gone missing during the night from her fathers boat. Her parents are desperate to to find her.
This story is packed with unlikeable people, secrets, lies and manipulation.
I enjoyed the first part of the book but it got very confusing and unbelievable towards the end.
Thank you to NetGalley and HarperCollins UK for my e-copy in exchange for an honest review.
Amanda
Jan 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
I know when I pick up a Sue Fortin book that I’m in for a treat and to clear my diary as this will be a book that will be hard to put down!!

When Neve married Kit she took on his daughter Poppy, sadly his first wife died in childbirth and Poppy was starved of oxygen during birth and has special needs.

When Poppy goes missing from their boat it starts to look suspicious as neither parent can remember what happened the night before.

This book is full of secrets and lies. Neve is desperate for a chil
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Mandy White
Dec 20, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: net-galley
Having really enjoyed The Birthday Girl previously by Sue Fortin I was excited to read Schoolgirl Missing. Although it was fast read, it was a little bit disappointing. I found the story to be a bit all over the place, with so many despicable characters - I could not like any of them.

Neve and Kit's marriage is a little unstable to say the least. She is stepmother to 14 year old Poppy who has special needs She has a desperate need to have her own child, but after Kit lost Poppys birth mother in
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Sarah
Jan 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The first part of the book was more to do with Neve and Kit’s relationship and I liked that it didn’t just rush in to the missing part straight away. That way we also got to know the two main characters a lot better and I really enjoyed it. The second part which was the Poppy missing part was enjoyable and I kept changing my mind on what was happening and it really got me thinking. The third bit was the aftermath of everything that happened and it put the pieces o ...more
Pat Simpson
Jan 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
I have enjoyed Sue Fortin’s previous books but was a little disappointed with this one. Never is married to Kit. His first wife died after a traumatic birth and left him with a daughter Poppy, who has special needs. Neve loves Poppy but is desperate for a baby of her own but Kit is totally against this. Trying to resolve their issues they plan an overnight stay on their boat for the three of them. But when they wake up the next morning Poppy has disappeared. Neve has been hiding all her past sec ...more
Mandy Baggot
Jan 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I do love a Sue Fortin book and this was no exception. Hideously flawed characters I loved to hate but was also deeply intrigued by. You will want to fly through this to find out the truth and it's a truth that will have your jaw-dropping. Highly recommended for fans of B A Paris.
Mrs Mommy Booknerd http://mrsmommybooknerd.blogspot.com
#FirstLine ~ Neve looked up from the toast she was buttering as her daughter came into the kitchen.

This book was such a thrilling and tense read. It was filled with lies, twists and turns. It was a captivating read that kept my interest throughout. I think book clubs would enjoy this title!
Breakaway Reviewers
Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was ok
Hiding the past to save the future. Beware the repercussions.

Neve is married to Kit Masters. His first wife died giving birth to Poppy, who attends a special-needs school as her brain was starved of oxygen during the birth.

Neve is desperate to have her own child, but Kit refuses to even contemplate the idea because of the trauma he suffered as a result of losing his first wife in childbirth.

Neve also has a past which she refuses to deal with or acknowledge. She does attend art therapy which is
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Paula Stammers
Jan 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-read
A book with plenty of twists, turns and red herrings.

Kit and Neve are having some struggles in their marriage and Neve is finding it hard to accept that Kit doesn’t want to have a baby with her. His only child, Poppy, who is Neve’s adopted daughter has special need after s traumatic birth, which led to the death of her birth mother. To try and repair the cracks in their relationship, Kit and Neve take Poppy with them on an overnight stay on their boat. But when Neve and Kit awake they realise th
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Megan Jones
Feb 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
When fourteen-year-old Poppy vanishes on a family boating trip, suspicion soon turns close to home – to the two people who should do everything to keep her safe, her parents, Kit and Neve. Neve has a secret. Kit is lying. What is the truth?

This is described as a book about a missing schoolgirl but it is so much more than that, the missing schoolgirl part is not the whole picture and there is so much more that happens in the book, both plot wise and character development wise. The other thing is
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Kimberley
Jan 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Schoolgirl Missing
By Sue Fortin


** publication date 10 January 2019 **


Goodreads has this listed as the most gripping page turner of 2019. I don’t know that I’d go that far, but I will say that it definitely is a page turner.

Neve is a 30 something adoptive mother of Poppy. Poppy is mentally challenged. We never quite know how, but she definitely doesn’t have the emotional development of a 14 year old girl. Kit is Poppy’s father. Kit lost his wife in the childbirth of Poppy, and now refuses to even
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Erin Wolak
Jan 15, 2019 rated it liked it
I have mixed feelings on this book. I enjoyed the way it was written and I loved that the characters were all flawed in a very believable way but I truly didn't feel like I cared about anything going on other then trying to find out what really happened to Poppy. I enjoyed the autistic element that was there as I have a brother that falls onto the spectrum, but I honestly could care less about any other character. The fact that Neve would literally do anything to have a child with Kit was unnerv ...more
peggy
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Sara
Feb 16, 2019 rated it liked it
I loved The Birthday Girl and she’s a great writer but I really struggled with this. I got about 10 hours into the audio book and then couldn’t be bothered with the ending. Didn’t like any of the characters so didn’t particularly care who did it. I’m sure some people would love it and I’ll definitely be reading other books by the author but this one didn’t do it for me.
Morgan Schulman
I received an advance readers copy in exchange for an honest review


I really didn't care if all these unlikable people killed each other.

A low point for this author
Natasha Ellis
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Makncheese2
Dec 01, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Mildly entertaining. Can’t say I cared for any of the main characters.
Stina
Having thoroughly enjoyed "Sister Sister" by Sue Fortin previously I was excited to read SCHOOLGIRL MISSING. I mean, the title was enough to entice you. However, although it was a fast read that I sped through, it didn't live up to the hype I'd built for it and therefore I found it a little disappointing. Don't get me wrong, I did enjoy it...but some of the story just seemed a little unbelieveable. And the characters? I could't bring myself to like them very much at all. They all had an agenda - ...more
Kath
Dec 17, 2018 rated it liked it
I have read and thoroughly enjoyed a couple of books by this author so I had high hopes going into this one. Sadly, although it ticked along nicely for the most part, it started to lose its way a bit towards the end so, for me, it didn't quite hit the spot.
The story is centred around the disappearance of Poppy who vanished on a family boat trip leaving dad Kit and step-mum Neve devastated and very worried. Prior to this incident, we get a glimpse into the life of our family and it soon becomes e
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Clare

With thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review.

Neve lives in .a prosperous village with husband Kit a businessman, and stepdaughter 14 year old Poppy. Neve adores Poppy but after ten years of marriage she yearns for her own baby. However Kit is reticent to try for another child because Poppy`s mum died in childbirth. Poppy was starved of oxygen in the womb leaving her with learning difficulties.

As Neve and Kit grow apart, Neve starts an art ther
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Sara Strand
Jan 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
To start us off, I'm kind of teetering on a 3.5 star... kind of 4 star. I'm going to mark it as a 4 but just know it's a hesitant 4. I think what makes me on the edge is because this is an interesting premise and the story is good, it's just that every single character is a terrible person. Nobody has any quality that makes you think they'd be someone you'd want to know let alone have coffee with. Now I had a good feel for Neve at first but within the first few chapters that went to hell. Kit se ...more
Ranjini
Feb 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a story of the Masters: Kit, his wife, Neve and their daughter, Poppy.

Neve is Poppy’s adoptive mother and Poppy is a child with “special needs”, due to her brain not receiving enough oxygen, since her mother died during childbirth. This has left Kit devastated, and completely closed to the idea of having another child with Neve, who is craving for a child of her own.
Neve, estranged from her family, seeking solace in art therapy with her tutor, Jake, has her own dark past and secrets she
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EDIE Books
Feb 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing

I am a fan of Sue Fortin books, with my last one being The Birthday Girl, so I was excited when this one was released - I knew it would be another great read.

Schoolgirl Missing follows the story of Neve and Kit and their daughter, Poppy. However because Poppy is Kit's daughter, not Neve's, she cannot hide her unrelenting need to have a child of her own. The problem is, Kit doesn't share the same enthusiasm. Actually, he is flat out refusing to even consider another baby. Understandably this is
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HeidiLynns BookReviews
Jan 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
First, I want to thank Sue Fortin, Harper Collins Publishers and NetGalley for providing me with this book so I may bring you this review.

Schoolgirl Missing is a must-read book by Sue Fortin. She demonstrates to her readers that she is the queen of psychological thrillers. She does this by building up the suspense and hits you middle to the end of the book with the punch. All the twists and turns to get to the big punches were shocking and mind blowing. I never saw them coming. I was intently g
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Chanel Lindsay
Jan 13, 2019 rated it it was ok
I would firstly like to thank Netgalley and the publishers for allowing me to read this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

When fourteen-year-old Poppy vanishes on a family boating trip, suspicion soon turns close to home - to the two people who should do everything to keep her safe, her parents, Kit and Neve.
Neve has a secret. Kit is lying.
Everyone is watching. Who do you believe?

Let me start by saying that I did enjoy this book, however, after reading 'Sister Sister', which I rat
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Leanne
Feb 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thank you to NetGalley for the chance to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

I have found this book a hard one to rate in the end I would give 3.5stars, I loved some bits and really hated others. Was I enthralled by this book? Yes it kept me entertained and I just wanted to see what happened next. However, did I like any of the characters? No I didn't, I started off the book liking and even feeling sorry for Neve; all she wanted was a biological child and Kit seemed very controlling
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Nancy Ahyee
Feb 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Publisher’s description: “When fourteen-year-old Poppy vanishes on a family boating trip, suspicion soon turns close to home – to the two people who should do everything to keep her safe, her parents, Kit and Neve. Neve has a secret. Kit is lying. Everyone is watching. Who do you believe?”

I have read and liked several books by Sue Fortin, and “Schoolgirl Missing” keeps that streak going. The characters are well-developed, although the only one who was at all likeable was Poppy. This book is less
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Georgia_books
Feb 12, 2019 rated it liked it
Before I get into things I'll start off by saying, I really found it difficult to rate this one! I had to think about it for some time afterwards and I feel this is the right rating.

Schoolgirl missing is a psychological thriller about a fourteen year old girl with SEN named Poppy who goes missing after spending the night on her father's boat with her father and his partner (also her adoptive mother) and basically trying to figure out who took her, where they took her and why!

The general premise
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Margaret Duke-Wyer
Jan 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Let me start by saying I did enjoy this book, but I do have some reservations which I will get to after a brief synopsis.

Kit’s first wife died during childbirth and their daughter, Poppy, suffered some consequences which left her with special needs. Fast-forward and Kit is now married to Neve who has adopted Poppy. Although she loves Poppy and does everything she can for Poppy, Neve is nursing a longing to give birth to her own baby but Kit refuses to consider this. Not surprisingly this causes
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Rochelle
Feb 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019, a-z
Thank you The Fiction Café-Review and Sue Fortin for this arc.copy
WOW WOW I loved this book, once I started I could not put it down. The story is centred around the disappearance of Poppy who vanished on a family boat trip leaving dad Kit and step-mum Neve devastated and very worried. Prior to this incident, we get a glimpse into the life of our family and it soon becomes evident that not all is rosy in their garden. Not at all. This family had some secrets, and their lives were not at all perfe
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