Debut Thriller Captures the Hearts of Major Review Publications

"In Maroney’s debut techno-thriller, a U.S. task force investigates a series of missing planes...The story, inspired by the real-life disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, is realistic—the task force doesn’t always save everyone. A rugged, indelible heroine headlines a riveting tale.

- Kirkus Reviews

 Status: MISSING is thriller reading at its best, especially since it's rooted in the reality of a missing Malaysian airliner, its ultimate fate, and the reason for its demise. The realistic characters, progression of events, and high-octane tension make Status: MISSING a gripping story that will appeal to any thriller reader looking for action that's grounded in the real world, believable, and a cut above the ordinary. – D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

"A genius terrorism thriller guaranteed to change the way you think about air travel….What really makes Missing work is the book’s perfect pacing, wider cast of thoughtful analysts and their crackling dialogue. Clocking in at just around 300 pages, this lean, thoroughly satisfying thriller can, ironically, be easily enjoyed on a long flight." -

Terrorism, plane crashes, and high-tech disasters are daily news items. Status: MISSING's attention to detail makes it read like a report card assessing the forces that motivate and drive terrorism and violence between nations. Status: MISSING is packed with tense moments as hackers change the course of a plane holding a nuclear-arms negotiating team, redirecting it to Pyongyang, North Korea.

Status: MISSING (306 Pages) is published in hardcover (ISBN: 978-1-7327839-7-3), softcover (ISBN: 978-1-7327839-3-5) available at Ingram. eBook (ISBN: 978-1-7327839-2-8) Available at Overdrive and all major eBook retailers.


About the Author

 D.W Maroney is a USA Today Best-selling author of genre fiction, and is a member of The Authors Guild, Liberty States Fiction Writers, and International Thriller Writers. D.W.  loves a good mystery and believes the truth of any event lies somewhere between the eyewitness accounts and the historical retelling.

For inquiries: please contact D.W. Maroney:

Email: [email protected]


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Broadcast Interview with Local Author


D.W. Maroney


DW will discuss her page-turning thriller

Status: Missing,

a story torn from the headlines featuring disappearing aircraft, drones, and the threat of nuclear war.


Tuesday, April 16, 2019

1:30 PM ET


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