Thursday, June 1, 2017

Local Girl Missing by Claire Douglas

Eighteen years ago, Sophie went missing.  All they found was a lone tennis shoe on the pier.  The pier was damaged and no one was supposed to go out on it but they all did.  It was quiet place for the underage to drink and chat.  It was also a deadly place...

Harper and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published July 4th.

This is written in diary form.  You get Sophie's side of the story and Frankie's side, too.  

Frankie is approached by Sophie's brother.  He phones her and tells her they have found the other tennis shoe and there is enough DNA in the shoe to prove or disprove Sophie's death.  He asks her to come and help him find out the truth.  Frankie goes.  She left there eighteen years ago and doesn't want to go back, but she does want to find out what happened.

This is a twisted tale.  Frankie compartmentalizes her memories.  Some of her boxes will have to be reopened.  When they are, it's like she opened Pandora's box...

The ending is stunning and appropriate.  Justice is finally served.  How it was served was ironic.

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