Absent… One from Another is the second installment in the Hattiesville Trilogy. The first part, The Wedding Party was published in 2012. Absent… opens three years after The Wedding Party ends with an unanswered question and reveals some disturbing news about the bride. The characters inAbsent… deal with past loves, past hurts, interracial relationships, death, infidelity, illness, and sibling rivalry, and then the story comes to a suspenseful end. Some new characters are introduced, but their lives are entangled in the lives of the characters you already know.