This is another standalone by Nicci French.(Yes, it was another present)
Just before she's supposed to go on holiday, a young girl doesn't return home. As time passes the mother gets more and more worried, though everyone else doesn't seem to think anything bad happened.
Once again I missed a connection with the characters. I liked the story, though it wasn't very original, and the end did not come as a surprise.
It was a quick read though, and it's nice to read as well, but after a few of Nicci French's books, I find them repetitive and that's why I wouldn't choose them myself.
Note: I read a Dutch translation of this book