Among the Missing

Sarah Weinman’s latest Dark Passages column in the LA Times gives a nod to Johan Theorin’s Echoes from the Dead in an exploration of missing children as a theme in crime fiction. She has rounded up quite a library of loss. But it’s not surprising that so emotional a subject inspires so many stories: “a missing-person tale carries the weight of a dissonant chord perpetually unresolved but, as some of the most indelible novels of the last few years demonstrate, also presents a wide swath of color and tone rife for exploration from an array of vantage points.”