Before She Disappeared Book 2021 Review by Lisa Gardner | Before She Disappeared Book 2021 Pdf Download

 

Before She Disappeared Book 2021 Review by Lisa Gardner 

Before She Disappeared Book 2021 Review by Lisa Gardner :-What a completely enjoyable read this was!!!! I learned that this is Ms. Gardner’s first standalone novel in 20 years and what a treat it was!!

Our heroine, for she truly is, Frankie, is a recovering alcoholic with lots of regret and trauma in her past life. For the past decade she has been traveling from city to city working cold cases of missing young women. She looks for those that are sometimes neglected by the regular police or left to languish without much new information or evidence to track. So far she has closed 14 cases but has yet to find a survivor. She is hoping this new case will be the one!!!

Frankie is headed to Boston this time, a largely Haitian, somewhat run down neighborhood, Mattapan. This is where Angelique, “Angle” Bandeau lived with her aunt and brother. She has been missing for eleven months. She was last seen leaving her high school and no new information or evidence has arisen to cause the police to keep working the case.

Frankie, a white woman, stands out in this largely Haitian and African American area. She quickly finds a job at a local pub and talks the owner into renting the above apartment to her in exchange for working 5 days a week. She will have to share the tiny apartment with a feisty feline who adds some humor to the novel and even some comfort to Frankie with her loud purring in the mornings.

She has a way with people and while trying to find information on Angel befriends some women at a local donut shop who help her find her way around the confusing maze which is Boston’s commuter train and bus system. They also are a source of local knowledge, gossip and background information.

She manages to gain some trust with Angel’s aunt and brother and slowly, slowly, she begins to try to understand Angel’s life. As with all teenagers, Angel, age 15 has secrets that even her best friends and family don’t know. They do know that she was extremely intelligent and had hoped to head to college.

Frankie contacts the detective who worked on the case, Detective Lotham, and he tells her that they have covered all of the angles already and that she should go home!! Eventually she gains some of his trust and help and maybe a lot more than that!!!!

There are layers and layers to this mystery and Frankie ends up looking for not one but two missing young girls. What is their connection? What could they possibly have gotten themselves into that would lead to their kidnapping???

There are chase scenes and gunshots fired, Frankie’s life seems to be at stake if she continues her hunt. There are some big players here that don’t want her intrusion!!!

The ending is outstanding and left me wanting more. I don’t usually enjoy series but if this is the beginning of a new one with Frankie at the lead, count me in!! I’d recommend this one to anyone who enjoys a well written, character driven mystery, with a bit of Boston history and charm thrown in.

I received an ARC of this novel from the publisher through Edelweiss.
The novel is set to publish on January 19, 2021

Before She Disappeared Book 2021 Review by Lisa Gardner | Before She Disappeared Book 2021 Pdf Download

Before She Disappeared Book 2021 Review by Lisa Gardner | Before She Disappeared Book 2021 Pdf Download

Total Page : 400 pages
Expected publication: January 19th 2021 by ) Edition language:English

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