Book Review: Before She Disappeared by Lisa Gardner @DuttonBooks @LisaGardnerBks #beforeshedisappeared #bookreview #bookreviewer #bookblog #bookblogger #booksonthebookshelf



PUBLICATION DATE: January 19th, 2021

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Thank you to Dutton Books for the eARC of this title via NetGalley.



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.



An enjoyable read that you will devour and not want to put down. I loved reading about the main character Frankie Elkin. She was determined to help find those who have gone missing that the locals, police, and society have forgotten about, and she wants to help bring closure to the family members affected by the disappearance. She was full of fire, fought for what she believed in, and she worked alone and was quite successful at what she did.

Frankie was a fierce and interesting main character and I loved to read about her search and rescue attempts as well as get glimpses of her past and what made her the kind of person that she is today. Of all the missing persons that Frankie has found, none of the have been found alive.

An overall enjoyable read that you will love. I’m looking forward to read more from this author.


MY REVIEW: 4/5 stars

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