Never Missing, Never Found
Publication Date: June 28, 2016
Published by Random House Books for Young Readers
Cover image and summary from Goodreads:
Some choices change everything. Scarlett chose to run. And the consequences will be deadly.
Stolen from her family as a young girl, Scarlett was lucky enough to eventually escape her captor. Now a teen, she’s starting a summer job at an amusement park. There are cute boys, new friends, and the chance to finally have a normal life.
Her first day on the job, Scarlett is shocked to discover that a girl from the park has gone missing. Old memories come rushing back. And now as she meets her new coworkers, one of the girls seems strangely familiar. When Scarlett chose to run all those years ago, what did she set into motion? And when push comes to shove, how far will she go to uncover the truth . . . before it’s too late?
I read Amanda Panitch’s Damage Done last summer and, while I didn’t find it as twisty as I’d hoped it would be, I enjoyed it. I was therefore really looking forward to her newest book, Never Missing, Never Found.
This book was a well-paced, twisty story and I loved the way the narrator’s flashbacks were incorporated in with the present story. And I didn’t quite sort out what was happening until close to the end of the book, which was fun. Compared to Damage Done, I enjoyed this book’s structure, story, and characters more.
I am really excited to see what Amanda Panitch writes next! Definitely recommended for YA mystery fans.