Review: Before She Disappeared by Lisa Gardner

Review: Before She Disappeared by Lisa Gardner

Before She Disappeared by Lisa Gardner is a thriller that will keep you guessing. The main character is interesting, although not very likeable, and the mystery is quite unique. Fans of the author won’t be disappointed with this new standalone.

Review: Before She Disappeared by Lisa GardnerTitle: Before She Disappeared
Author: Lisa Gardner
Publisher: Dutton
Genres: Mystery, Thriller
Publication Date: January 19, 2021
Rating: four-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

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.

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Review: Before She Disappeared by Lisa Gardner

The main character, Frankie, is a character that has had quite a difficult past. She has made it her life’s work to track down missing women and is presently attempting to uncover the whereabouts of a teenage girl. Her methods are interesting, and she has inserted herself in the middle of a Boston neighbourhood to collect information and connect with the locals. While Frankie is a bristly character that is hard to relate to, her determination and compassion for finding this missing girl is admirable.

❀ Plot Twists Keep You Guessing

The story starts off quite slow, but as the pieces of the disappearance of the teen come together, things start to pick up. There are a few twists to the plot, and they really keep you guessing. The ending surprised me, and I didn’t see it coming at all.

❀ Unique and Interesting

If you are a fan of thrillers, Before She Disappeared by Lisa Gardner is one that I recommend. The story is unique, and the characters are interesting. I am secretly hoping that we see more of Frankie in upcoming books.

About Lisa Gardner

Lisa Gardner

Lisa Gardner is a #1 New York Times bestselling crime novelist. A self-described research junkie, she has parlayed her interest in police procedure and twisted minds into a streak of twenty-plus thrillers. Her latest, BEFORE SHE DISAPPEARED, is available January 19, 2021.

13 thoughts on “Review: Before She Disappeared by Lisa Gardner

  1. megan allen says:

    I have heard amazing things about this author!! Im excited to read this one! Thanks for sharing your review!

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