There's a Missing Chapter to "The Year of Fog" !!
And it's only available in an ereader format (or pdf).
Mom, thank you again for my shiny, new toy!
Apparently, this was released at the end of December 2010.
So, I'm the late one to the party. Oh well... Still delighted.
One of the things I loved about this book was the phrasing, with the recurrent: "Here is the truth. This is what I know..." starting many chapters. Abby paused to take a photo on a foggy beach. In that moment, she lost sight of Emma, age 6, who was soon to be her step-daughter. The story begins here, in a moment of disbelief and shock, and takes us through the lengths we'd go through to find a loved one. Each day after is numbered, adding to the stress of time lost.
While the story is fiction, I admire that Michelle continues to draw attention to real unsolved cases on her blog page, writing about missing people and adding links for Amber Alerts. In a recent post, she writes about the missing Joseph McStay family, husband, wife, and two children, who all disappeared 16 months ago in southern California. All links concerning the case are included, including a website his brother maintains, and a list of their media press conferences, much like the fictional Jake & Abby went through. My deepest sympathies to those close to the McStays, as their search continues.
My friend, Megan, and I met Michelle and another author, the very talented Meg Waite Clayton, at a book festival in Tucson a year ago.... (has it been over a year since I lived in AZ? *emotional collapse*). You can see the photos here.