It is now 2015 and Julien's health is failing, but his determination to track down the missing girl means he has not finished with the Webster case just yet. Back in Germany, the press descend on Eckhausen for a trial when a seemingly vital piece of new evidence comes to light. Gemma is surprised by a phone call from Julien and finds a new purpose that helps break through her stupor. A year later and Julien is still searching for his third suspect when he comes across a name that he recognises. However, he finds himself running out of time as friends in Eckhausen are beginning to question his mental capacity. Can he persuade anyone to listen to him? And will they make it to the missing girl in time? Meanwhile, Matthew's behaviour becomes more and more extreme, culminating in a unhappy altercation with life-changing consequences for the Webster family.
"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.