#BlogTour – #BookReview of #BeforeSheDisappeared by Lisa Gardner @LisaGardnerBks @arrowpublishing

For my second post of the day I’m delighted to welcome you to my stop on the blog tour for exciting thriller Before She Disappeared by Lisa Gardner. Thank you to Arrow Books for giving me the opportunity to read and review this wonderful book.

About the book:


A gripping 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 with more regrets than belongings who 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 Frankie 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 will be her …

About the author:


New York Times #1 bestselling crime novelist Lisa Gardner began her career in food service, but after catching her hair on fire numerous times, she took the hint and focused on writing instead. A self-described research junkie, she has parlayed her interest in police procedure, criminal minds and twisted plots into a streak of bestselling suspense novels. Her 2010 novel, THE NEIGHBOR, won Best Thriller from the International Thriller Writers. Most recently, she was honored with the Silver Bullet Award for her work with at-risk children and homeless animals. Lisa loves to hike, travel the world, and yes, read, read, read!

Readers are invited to enter the annual “Kill a Friend, Maim a Mate” Sweepstakes, where they can nominate the person of their choice to die in Lisa’s latest novel. Readers have nominated themselves, spouses, bosses. It’s cheaper than therapy and twice as much fun! For more details, visit Lisa’s website, http://www.LisaGardner.com.

Her latest, BEFORE SHE DISAPPEARED, is available January 19, 2021.

My Review:

Before She Disappeared is the first book I’ve read by Lisa Gardner but it most definitely won’t be my last. A fast paced and gripping thriller, it introduces a wonderful new character called Frankie Elkin, an everyday average person who has made it her mission to locate missing children after the police have stopped looking.

A middle aged ex-alcoholic with problems of her own, Frankie’s latest case takes her to Mattapan in Boston, where she is investigating the disappearance of Haitian teenager Angelique Badeau. Eleven months after she went missing what happened to Angelique still remains a mystery. What happened to the quiet student? And why? Frankie will stop at nothing to find out the truth of what happened to the young girl, even if asking too many questions puts her own life in danger…

Before She Disappeared is a fantastic thriller that once started I could not put down. Frankie herself is a flawed character who I fell in love with from the moment she was introduced. The story is fast paced, with twists, turns and surprises every step of the way, making it an exciting and gripping page turner of a novel that I thoroughly enjoyed.

Lisa Gardner has written a well plotted, complex thriller that I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend. I can’t wait to read more by this talented author in the future and hope that Before She Disappeared is only the first of many books to feature the wonderful Frankie Elkin.


Before She Disappeared by Lisa Gardner is available to purchase now: Amazon UK

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