I thought this was a really interesting, engaging mystery! It had an exciting, explosive start, and surprises throughout the story that took me on quite a journey!
I really enjoyed that the MC, Frankie, was not a trained investigator or police officer. She was just a woman trying to atone for sins through the painful search for missing children. She’s an interesting character with her own demons that provide personality, and an attitude that helps her fit into any situation.
This was an exciting mystery, but I didn’t love all the parts of the plot. There were some times where things slowed down a bit too much, and I didn’t love some of the gang interaction. Overall though, this was a good book that I didn’t want to put down! It’s perfect for readers that enjoy a crime mystery
To Read or Not To Read:
I would recommend Before She Disappeared to readers that a police-procedural type story with a twist!
Where to Find This Book:
Before She Disappeared by Lisa Gardner is available at these sites.
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner, a propulsive thriller featuring an ordinary woman who will stop at nothing to find the missing people that the rest of the world has forgotten
Frankie Elkin is an average middle-aged woman, a recovering alcoholic with more regrets than belongings. But she spends her life doing what no one else will–searching for missing people the world has stopped looking for. When the police have given up, when the public no longer remembers, when the media has never paid attention, Frankie starts looking.
A new case brings her to Mattapan, a Boston neighborhood with a rough reputation. She is searching for Angelique Badeau, a Haitian teenager who vanished from her high school months earlier. Resistance from the Boston PD and the victim’s wary family tells Frankie she’s on her own–and she soon learns she’s asking questions someone doesn’t want answered. But Frankie will stop at nothing to discover the truth, even if it means the next person to go missing could be her.
Just the Facts:
Before She Disappeared by Lisa Gardner
Page Count: 400
Pub Date: January 19, 2021
I was provided a gifted copy of this book for free. I am leaving my review voluntarily.