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A thriller for our social-media obsessed times"--Popsugar

"Gripping debut [...] Chapters told from multiple perspectives skillfully tease out the characters’ respective secrets to reveal the rage lurking beneath their smiling faces. McHugh is off to a strong start."
― Publishers Weekly

"A tale guaranteed to keep genre fans up till dawn."
― Kirkus

"A promising debut on a timely topic that might seem unbelievable save the recent headlines about the ruinous life of Britney Spears and the never-ending list of child stars and their misfortunes" --Booklist


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Chloe Cates Is Missing is twisty and propulsive – a Mommy Dearest for the digital age.

 - Zoje Stage (USA Today and internationally bestselling author of Baby Teeth and Getaway)

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"Fast-paced and brimming with secrets to unspool, Mandy McHugh's razor sharp debut explores the dark side of internet fame and is as addictive as social media itself. A refreshingly original read that will have you rethinking what's behind those carefully curated online personas."

― Lindsay Cameron, author of Just One Look

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McHugh weaves these stories together seamlessly in an of-the-moment thriller that will leave you guessing what the truth is until the final page. A terrific debut!

Catherine McKenzie, USA Today bestselling author of I’ll Never Tell and Six Weeks to Live

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It’s a mommy blog gone terribly wrong in this captivating debut from Mandy McHugh. CHLOE CATES IS MISSING has everything I want in a domestic thriller: propulsive storytelling, razor-sharp prose, disturbing behavior, explosive secrets, and a uniquely dysfunctional family. Settle in for this stunner; once you start reading, you won’t be able to stop.

Megan Collins, author of The Family Plot

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You know that thriller that grabs you from page one and doesn’t stop? The one that burns your fingertips from turning pages? This is that thriller. From the timely social media relevance, to the constant tension, to the tightly weaved plot, this one doesn’t let go until delivering an ending that will leave your mouth hanging open. With chilling prose and an atmospheric setting, I’m already looking forward to her next.

Jaime Lynn Hendricks, author of Finding Tessa

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"Full of disturbing secrets, a supremely dysfunctional family and an unapologetically unlikeable protagonist, McHugh raises important questions around what parents should be allowed to post about their children on social media. Scratch the shiny surface of this perfect family and you’ll see the dark secrets lurking beneath the glitter. A smart and textured thriller."
― Christina McDonald, USA Today Bestselling Author

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A missing thirteen-year-old, a social media-obsessed mother, and a toxic childhood friendship collide in Mandy McHugh's fast-paced and deliciously tangled knot of a thriller about dangerous secrets and even more dangerous lies. A breathless, stay-up-all-night read!

Sarah Stewart Taylor, author or The Mountains Wild and A Distant Grave

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In the way that we constantly check our retweets or shamelessly devour the latest social media scandal, I compulsively devoured Chloe Cates Is Missing. With characters you love to hate, this novel is Drama with a capital D—and is utterly terrifying in its snapshot of our selfie society’s obsession with popularity and perception.

Tara Laskowski, award-winning author of One Night Gone and The Mother Next Door