In the Western Australian wheatbelt, refugees Anushey, Shahab and their daughter find safety in the sleepy town of Nunich. But when their daughter disappears without a trace and the town is plunged into chaos and violence, their newfound sense of security is shattered. Suspicions flare, slurs are hurled and tensions rise. Suddenly, Nunich and everyone in it find themselves caught in a storm of media frenzy, political corruption and even terrorist threats.
Then another little girl goes missing.
Told from the shifting perspectives of a refugee mother, the town mayor, a local journalist and a weary detective, The Missed isn’t just about the race to catch a predator, but also to save a community's soul.
I worked with Sami as his script editor during the first year of lockdown, and it was by far one of my favourite Audible assignments. It's a gripping thriller about anti-immigrant prejudice, told with passion and a hell of a lot of guts. It even has a dark vein of humour running throughout (Sami being an excellent comedian too),
The Missed is a full cast audio drama in eight parts from Audible, available now.