The Missing List is a memoir by Clare Best telling the story about her childhood and being sexually assaulted by someone who should only ever be protecting her, her father.
Clare has written her memoir bringing together her memories from years gone by along with her narrative of Ciné film clips and conversations with her father.
She writes in such a way that you find yourself drawn in and hoping for her father to say those words. My heart was in my mouth each time she spoke to him.
Writing this memoir must have had her reliving the horrors of her past.
It’s difficult to review a book where you know the author has suffered such abuse. All I can say is that Clare’s story is the story of so many people. Being brave putting hers into words will help so many.
Thank you Clare for your courage.