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Before She Disappeared

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After over a decade Lisa Gardner has given us a new standalone novel. It’s a cracker too, with a compelling central character. Frankie Elkin is a middle-aged white woman, an alcoholic and a loner who is also addicted to finding missing people. She’s a rank amateur, but surprisingly good at what she does – although all the missing people she has found so far have been dead. Now she’s arrived in Boston’s Mattapan neighbourhood, determined to discover the fate of teenager Angelique Badeau, a Haitian immigrant who vanished from her high school in the middle of the day, 11 months ago, but it’s going to be an uphill task.

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