With Sam in hospital, the Websters begin to fracture as he continues to push away his wife and son. Gemma is forced to face up to the devastating truth of the destruction wrought on her family as she makes a statement to the press. While trawling through CCTV footage with German police officer Jorn Lenhart, Julien uncovers a surprising connection that implicates another major suspect.
In 2016, Julien and Stefan return to Erbil to trace the lead they were given and discover a shocking truth that implicates two suspects back in Germany. Gemma continues her determined and desperate search for the truth about her daughter's disappearance, enlisting the help of Eve Stone. Her investigation seems to be hitting a brick wall, before she makes a breakthrough that implies the crimes of Alice and Sophie's abductor stretch further than originally thought. But will she make it to the missing girl in time?
"The Missing" follows Tony as a man devastated by the abduction of his young son, Oliver, during a family vacation in France. He becomes a man obsessed, unable to accept that his child may be dead and spends years searching for him. Tony's exhaustive search fractures his marriage to Emily and threatens to destroy his life.
Julien is the French police detective who launched the initial search for the child. Even though he is retired in present day, he too cannot shake the small belief that the child may still be alive. Told using a fascinating narrative puzzle, "The Missing" explores the impact of a child's abduction, the emotional cost of obsession, hope and finding when to let go. This gripping thriller is told simultaneously over multiple time frames and set in France and London.