'Gripping and atmospheric' - Sunday Times
A breath-taking missing persons thriller set under the menacing peaks of the Pyrenees
Five years after their disappearance, the village of Monteperdido still mourns the loss of Ana and Lucia, two eleven-year-old friends who left school one afternoon and were never seen again. Now, Ana reappears unexpectedly inside a crashed car, wounded but alive.
The case reopens and a race against time begins to discover who was behind the girls' kidnapping. Most importantly, where is Lucia and is she still alive?
Inspector Sara Campos and her boss Santiago Bain, from Madrid's head office, are forced to work with the local police. Five years ago fatal mistakes were made in the investigation conducted after the girls first vanished, and this mustn't happen again. But Monteperdido has rules of its own.
'Addictive, atmospheric and haunting, one of the best books you'll read this year' - Jo Spain, internationally bestselling author of The Confession
Agustn Martnez was born in 1975 and studied Audiovisual Communications in Madrid. Today, he is one of Spain's most renowned screenwriters who has worked on some of the country's most popular crime series. On a holiday trip with his family to the Pyrenees he overheard the locals talking about the case of a missing child. The idea for Village of the Lost Girls, his first novel, was born and has been translated into many languages since.
Addictive, atmospheric and haunting, one of the best books you'll read this year
Jo Spain, internationally bestselling author of The Confession
Gripping and atmospheric
Creepy and atmospheric
Woman & Home
A heart-thumping thriller
A tense page-turning novel... Gripping and scary this is a slice of Euro-noir that will please fans of The Killing
New Books Magazine
With its gripping premise and exotic wilderness setting, this is an intriguing and immersive mystery from one of Spain's leading screenwriters