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Before She Disappeared

  • Lisa Gardner
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  • ISBN-10: 1432885367
  • ISBN-13: 9781432885366
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.50 lbs ( .68 kgs)
  • 552 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released January 2021
  • Simultaneous Publications

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A #1 New York Times Bestselling Author
One of Good Morning America’s Most Anticipated Books of 2021
One of PopSugar’s Most Anticipated Books of 2021
One of CrimeReads’s Most Anticipated Books of 2021
One of Mystery Tribune’s Most Anticipated Books of 2021

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.

Reviews

Customer Reviews

“[An] outstanding crime novel. . . . Gardner pulls no punches in this socially conscious standalone.”

— Publishers Weekly (starred)

“Fans of this incredible author, police procedurals, timely immigrant stories, strong determined women, and tales that are not tied up with a pretty bow at the end will not be able to get enough of this intense page-turner.”

— Library Journal (starred)

“It’s hard to tag just one stand-out element here, between the multidimensional portrayal of Mattapan’s Haitian expat community, Frankie’s humanizing demons and straightforward investigative technique, and a page-turning plot with all its ends tucked in unpredictably tight. Tense and immersive, Gardner’s latest . . . is a sure bet both for readers drawn to gritty gumshoe fiction and for the growing legion of true-crime podcast fans.”

— Booklist (starred)