?Sophie is Still Missing? is book one in this new series of detective novels by Joan Fallon. Dark, thought provoking, yet light hearted in places, this intricate mystery delves into the shadowy world of the Costa del Sol, people trafficking and modern slavery.
One summer two teenage girls go missing from their homes in Torremolinos. For months there is no sign of them, then one of them turns up dead, lying at the feet of a statue of the Virgin Mary during Holy Week.
When the police announce that they are closing the case, Sophie?s parents ask Jacaranda Dunne, a private investigator, to find their daughter. She agrees, but the investigation is not as straightforward as it first seemed and she needs answers: where had the dead girl been for almost a year and why was her body left in plain sight at the feet of the Virgin Mary? Why were the police unable to find any trace of the girls after they had disappeared and most urgently, where was Sophie now?