Release day: Missing You
Today is the official release of Missing You by Kylie Kaden (paperback, Random House). Here’s the blurb:
When Aisha met Ryan she fell hard for his good looks and easy charm. Why worry that he didn’t want children or a 9 to 5 job? Nothing and no one would come between them.
But with the birth of their high-needs son, Eli, their extraordinary love is shackled into an ordinary life, their passion blunted by responsibility.
Until Ryan can’t take it anymore.
Now, following a mysterious phone call late one night, Aisha leaves four-year-old Eli in the care of her elderly father Patrick – and doesn’t come back.
As Patrick struggles with the grandson he barely knows or understands, his frustration with his missing daughter and absent son-in-law quickly turns to fear.
Particularly when blood is found in Aisha’s abandoned car …
Missing You is a tantalising love story and a seductive suspense novel from the author of Losing Kate.
Kylie dropped by today to tell us a little about this book:
Missing You tells the tale of an extraordinary love shackled in an ordinary life. Parts are heart-warming—as you watch Aisha and Ryan fall in love—others heart-wrenching, as they face the realities of marriage, family conflict, parenthood. Their love never seems to waver, until, in the dark of night, Aisha leaves their four-year-old son with her dad, and doesn’t come back. So, as with Losing Kate, it has a mystery element hovering in the wing, but is a love story at heart. For me, romantic love isn’t about fleeting gestures. It’s about carving out a place in your life for someone long term; considering their needs, working as a team to make life together richer and happier. I wanted the story to be firmly grounded in reality, and be honest about the struggles life throws at us—it’s not a book for those who want to escape to a wondrous land of perfection, but I think it conveys a message that true love can withstand the realities of life, and grow stronger for the experience.