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Before She Disappeared

Before She Disappeared

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Frankie Elkin is a recovering alcoholic with more regrets than belongings. But she spends her life doing what no one else will--searching out missing people the world has stopped looking for. When the police have given up and the public no longer remembers, 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. Resistance from the Boston police department and the victim's wary family tells Frankie she's on her own. But Frankie will stop at nothing to discover the truth, even if it means the next person to go missing could be her.
Publisher: Waterville, ME : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2021
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2021
ISBN: 9781432885366
Characteristics: 551 pages (large print) ; 23 cm


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Jun 14, 2021

I have always enjoyed reading Lisa Gardner books however, not this time. This book was just exhausting, plagued by repetitive language and weak supporting characters. The main character being a rogue individual that believed she knew more than the police who really had nothing substantial to offer. The most disappointing part was that it took arriving to page 365 before there was a hint of fast-paced action. And then, the story ends on page 380. I hope if this main character sticks around, she becomes more interesting; and that the plot lines will develop into more depth and much more urgency!

esmom1 Jun 09, 2021

While after the first disc I was ready to return the whole thing, I kept listening and ended up really liking this book; it peaked my interest and after the first disc or so kept it.

May 26, 2021

Easy to read suspense thriller book--I hope to see more of this character Frankie in the future since her "career" is interesting with traveling all over the country to help find missing people.

Apr 28, 2021

This book fell far short of Lisa Gardner's other novels. I've read most everything she has written, but ended up skimming this to get to the end. The theme became too repetitious with very little in between to keep my interest.

Apr 27, 2021

I'm apparently in the minority on this one. I've read and enjoyed all of Ms. Gardner's novels to date. Not so with this one. It's hard to sympathize with any of these characters. This is described as a stand alone. Let's hope that is true. We don't need to see Frankie again.

Apr 08, 2021

I love Lisa Gardner's books, and this one did not disappoint !! I loved the character, and hope she writes more about her, maybe a series .. Definitely worth the read !!

Apr 05, 2021

2021 thriller

Mar 23, 2021

Lisa Gardner's BEFORE SHE DISAPPEARED is another thriller that is well crafted with an interesting story line and characters. I try not to do spoilers, so I won't. I will say that the early pages where you get acquainted with the heroine of this story is bit slow, but necessary to setting the stage for what happens during the story as well as the "before" backstory - both are essential to what happens as the plot unfolds. Well worth reading the whole book!

Mar 08, 2021

Interesting major characters but the mystery that was the subject of the novel did not hold my attention. Really surprised to not like a Lisa Gardner book.

Feb 10, 2021

Another good book by Lisa Gardner. This is a new character but I do not believe that this is the last time we see her. She was strong character that was flawed but driven on her task to find missing people. Great read.

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