Before She Disappeared

Before She Disappeared

A Novel

Large Print - 2021
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"A propulsive thriller featuring an ordinary woman who will stop at nothing to find the missing people that the rest of the world has forgtten ... 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"--
Publisher: [New York] : Random House Large Print, ©2021.
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9780593395639
Characteristics: 482 pages ;,24 cm

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Elsda5
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.

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JVMorrison
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.

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cam0709
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 !!

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shmoreno
Apr 05, 2021

2021 thriller

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USAF1969
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!

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crimsonpetal
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.

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mjk236sb
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.

JCLPiepieB Jan 27, 2021

I love, love, love Lisa Gardner. I absolutely blow through her books, and I finish them in a matter of just a few days. That being said, I don't think this was her strongest offering. However, I liked Frankie A LOT and would love more books about her. The way this novel ended... there's gotta be more, right? Please?!

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diva123
Jan 24, 2021

streamed audio books would open this book to a new audience. Thanks.

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darladoodles
Jan 04, 2021

"My name is Frankie Elkin and finding missing people is what I do. When the police have given up, when the public no longer remembers, when the media has never bothered to care, I start looking."

I flew through this standalone from Lisa Gardner like I was an elite runner in the Boston Marathon. Frankie is a flawed, but fascinating protagonist. She has come to Boston to help find a missing teenager. This is her fifteenth missing persons case. Maybe this will be the first one she finds alive. Frankie has some intuitive detective skills and is a genius at interrogation. Would love to see another Frankie Elkin book if Gardner should choose to write it.

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