“My name is Frankie Elkin and finding missing people is what I do. When the police have given up, when the public no longer remembers, when the media has never bothered to care, I start looking.“—from Before She Disappeared
Frankie has been searching for missing people for ten years. The same number of years she has been sober. She has yet to find one alive, but has provided closure for fourteen families. She hopes this case ends better.
Angelique is a fifteen-year-old Haitian living in a rough area of Boston when one day she never returns home from school. Ambitious and a planner, Angelique is a good girl. It has been eleven months since she disappeared so Frankie decides to investigate.
I adored this fast-paced and exciting thriller. The characters, even the secondary ones, are so well-written that I wouldn’t be surprised if they popped out of the book into my living room. Throughout the book there are many twists and turns in the plot. If you love fully realized characters and a heart-pounding plot, I highly encourage you to read Before She Disappeared. 5 stars and a favorite! Now if Frankie can just survive this case so this book can be the start of a new Lisa Gardner series, I would be overjoyed.
Thanks to Dutton Books and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.