99 Red Balloons is a fantastic debut novel by Elisabeth Carpenter.
8-year old Grace goes missing from a sweet shop on her way home from school. Her parents, Matt and Emma, are frantic. With the support of Emma’s sister Stephanie and the half-hearted company of their mother, Matt and Emma unravel.
Meanwhile, Maggie becomes obsessed with Grace’s disappearance. To the point of purchasing multiple copies of the same newspaper. Why? Because her 5-year-old granddaughter, Zoe, was kidnapped under similar circumstances 30-years ago.