Local Girl Missing

Local Girl Missing

A Novel

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The old Victorian pier was a thing of beauty until it was allowed to decay. It was where the youth of Oldcliffe-on-Sea would go to hang out. It's also where twenty-one-year-old Sophie Collier disappeared eighteen years ago. Francesca Howe, known as Frankie, was Sophie's best friend, and even now she is haunted by the mystery of what happened to her. When Frankie gets a call from Sophie's brother, Daniel, informing her that human remains have been found washed up nearby, she immediately wonders if it could be Sophie, and returns to her old hometown to try and find closure. Now an editor at a local newspaper, Daniel believes that Sophie was terrified of someone and that her death was the result of foul play rather than "death by misadventure, " as the police claim. Daniel arranges a holiday rental for Frankie that overlooks the pier where Sophie disappeared. In the middle of winter and out of season, Frankie feels isolated and unnerved, especially when she is out on the pier late one night and catches a glimpse of a woman who looks like Sophie. Is the pier really haunted, as they joked all those years ago? Could she really be seeing her friend's ghost? And what actually happened to her best friend all those years ago? Harrowing, electrifying, and thoroughly compelling, Local Girl Missing showcases once again bestselling author Claire Douglas' extraordinary storytelling talent.
Publisher: New York :, Harper,, 2017
ISBN: 9780062661159
Branch Call Number: FICTION
Characteristics: 340 pages ; 21 cm

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HROBERTS123
Dec 06, 2017

Very easy read. Started off a tad slow. I couldn’t figure out how the author was going to tie everything together. I thought the end was perfect and I didn’t see it coming, it was one of those “OMG” moments. I really enjoyed this book.

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SRZ37
Nov 01, 2017

I lost respect for this book early on. Read in some ways more like a tacky romance novel and the double narration got wearing after a while. I agree that the suspense is real, but felt the ending was flat. Don't bother.

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ownedbydoxies
Sep 05, 2017

Wow.... this was a real page-turner! Two girls who grow up as best friends, but there are secrets between them. Someone knows everything, but who? To be honest, I can't write too much about this novel for fear of giving it away, but I found it impossible to second-guess and figure out who did what to whom. Excellent read!

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