Riot Recommendation

23 Of Your Favorite Missing Person Mysteries

Kelly Jensen


Kelly is a former librarian and a long-time blogger at STACKED. She's the editor/author of (DON'T) CALL ME CRAZY: 33 VOICES START THE CONVERSATION ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH and the editor/author of HERE WE ARE: FEMINISM FOR THE REAL WORLD. Her next book, BODY TALK, will publish in Fall 2020. Follow her on Instagram @heykellyjensen.

This Riot Recommendation is sponsored by After Anna by Alex Lake.

after annaA girl is missing. Five years old, taken from outside her school. She has vanished, traceless. The police are at a loss; her parents are beyond grief. Their daughter is lost forever, perhaps dead, perhaps enslaved. But the biggest mystery is yet to come: one week after she was abducted, their daughter is returned. She has no memory of where she has been. And this, for her mother, is just the beginning of the nightmare. In the tradition of The Girl on a Train and What She Knew, After Anna, the #1 ebook bestseller in the UK and a USA Today bestseller, is a bone-chilling psychological thriller, now in print for the first time.


We asked you to share your favorite missing person mysteries, and you responded.

Dig into these 23 titles to discover: what happened?


All The Missing Girls by Megan Miranda

Cemetery Girl by David Bell

The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapeña

The Cutting Season by Attica Locke

Descent by Tim Johnston

Don’t Breathe a Word by Jennifer McMahon

Don’t Try to Find Me by Holly Brown

The Girl in The Red Coat by Kate Hamer

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

The Missing File by Dror Mishani

Night Film by Marisha Pessl

The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta

The Little Sister by Raymond Chandler

The Lost Girls by Heather Young

One Kick by Chelsea Cain

Pleasantville by Attica Locke

Remember Mia by Alexandra Burt

Six Years by Harlan Coben

Songs for the Missing by Stewart O’Nan

The Song Is You by Megan Abbott

The Thousand Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas

Where Are You Now? by Mary Higgins Clark

Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple