Claire Douglas ebook Local Girl Missing

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To forgetPerhaps the truth of what happened to Sophie will finally come outYet Francesca is beginning to wish she hadn't returnedEverywhere she turns are ghosts from her pastThe same old faces and familiar haunts of her youthBut if someone knows wh. Francesca Howe is a wealthy businesswoman when we first meet her She lives in a nice house in London and helps run her parents hotel business She is also in a rather dead end relationship and so when the past intrudes on the present she is convinced to return to Oldcliffe on Sea the small seaside town where she grew upFrancesca or Frankie as she was known as a teenager receives a call from Daniel the brother of her childhood friend Sophie In 1997 Sophie went missing all that was found was one of her trainers left on the old pier where Frankie and her friends often went to spend time Now a body has been found which is believed to be Sophie s and Daniel asks Frankie to return home and help him find out what really happened all those years ago Was Sophie s disappearance a tragic accident or was it murderI really struggled with this novel It should have been just the type of crime story I enjoy but I found the writing style difficult We wade through so many clich s and metaphors that it reads like a creative writing exercise at times rather than a novel by an experienced author As Frankie returns to Oldcliffe it soon becomes apparent that there is a secret that Frankie and Sophie shared Threatening notes are put through the door of the apartment where she is staying and she feels as though she is under threatThis is a novel of secrets of the past catching up with you and of characters who do not turn out to be what you expect Somehow though it just fell very flat for me I cannot say that I either connected with any of the characters or had any belief in the plot by the end of the novel I have not read the previous novel by this author but I know it was a huge success If you enjoyed her first book then you may well enjoy this but I must be honest and say it did not work for me

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Local Girl Missing

Twenty years ago21 year old Sophie Collier vanishes one nightShe leaves nothing behind but a trainer on the old pier and a hole in the heart of her best friend FrancescaNowA body's been foundAnd Francesca's drawn back to the seaside town she's tried. About Local Girl Missing is a psychological thriller written by Claire Douglas It will be published on 7417 by Harper Paperbacks an imprint of Harper Collins 352 pages The genres are fiction psychological thriller suspense and mysteryMy Experience I started reading Local Girl Missing on 53017 and finished it on 6517 This book is the best mystery I have read so far I love everything about it This book is so good that often I could not tear my eyes away The story is very fascinating and it captures my attention completely I love the ending and I couldn t guess the outcome I love the organization of this novel and how the mystery unravels little by littleIn this book readers will follow alternating point of views between Francesca Frankie Howe and Sophie Soph Collier best friends for the longest time They both live in Oldcliffe on Sea a small town near Bristol Frankie an only child came from a well to do family where her parents own a hotel in town Sophie lives with her mom and older brother They ran away from an ugly past Frankie has beauty money and attention Sophie likes to curl up in bed with her novels As Frankie and Sophie s friendship blooms they tend to fall for the same guy There was a mystery surrounding a guy named Jason Then almost two decades later parts of Sophie s remains has surfaced and Sophie s older brother Daniel invited Frankie back to town to solve the mystery of Sophie s death This novel is told in alternating point of views with Frankie in the present day and Sophie in the past leading up to her gone missing Sophie is communicating to readers through her diary entriesThis thriller is beautifully written I love the alternating point of views because it doesn t leave me in the dark as to what is going on I don t fully know the details until the big reveal at the end but I know enough to want to read I like how so many people can be a suspects and I love that I couldn t guess who it was All the characters are great players in this book There is a lot going on and I enjoyed following the characters throughout and connecting the dots I love a book with an epilogue and this book has it I highly recommend everyone to read this bookPro suspense alternating POV mystery adrenaline rush couldn t put down page turner fast paced well written family epilogueCon noneI rate it 5 starsDisclaimer Many thanks to the author Claire Douglas publisher Harper and Edelweiss for the opportunity to read and review Please assure that my opinions are honestxoxo Jasmine at wwwhowusefulitiswordpresscom for a detailed review

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At really happened to Sophie that night then now's the time to find out isn't itExcept sometimes discovering the truth can cost you everything you hold dear your family your sanity and even your life ARC cover for ISBN 1405926392 ISBN13 978140592639. The Sisters was one of my favourite books of last year and I admit I couldn t wait to see what Claire Douglas would follow it with and if it would be just as goodI needn t have worried Local Girl Missing is absolutely brilliantvery grippingworth far than five stars and I am very disappointed that I have finished reading itFrankie and Sophie have been best friends since primary school when Sophie moved to Frankie s school after Sophieher Mum and Sophie s brother Daniel moved to Frankie s home town of Oldcliffe On Sea to get away from Sophie s violent fatherOne night twenty one year old Sophie vanishes leaving behind her trainer on the old delapitated pierNow twenty years later Frankie gets a call from Daniel who says that a body has been foundreluctantly Frankie returns to their home town to help Daniel try to find out what happened to his sisterSoon after she starts receiving threatening letterssomeone knows what happened on the pier that night and doesn t want the truth to be revealedThe story is told in alternating chapters between present day Frankie and the past where Sophie is telling what happened in the months leading up to her disappearanceI liked and felt a lot of sympathy for Sophie and her brother Daniel but from the very beginning of the story I didn t like Frankieit s hard to explain why without giving too much awayThere is a mixed bag of other characters that Frankie and Sophie interacted with throughout the bookone who is so nasty and sleazy I hated every moment he appeared in the storyAll the people in Oldcliffe have their secrets and you never know who is telling the truth and who Frankie and Daniel can trustIt s a grippingtwisty story from the first word to the lastI didn t want the book to endnow I have to patiently wait and see what Claire Douglas comes up with for book 3Many thanks to Penguin UK Michael Joseph for an ARC of this book via netgalley


10 thoughts on “Local Girl Missing

  1. says:

    I bought Local Girl Missing in Tesco for £2 when you purchased a daily newspaper and I have to say it was an excellent deal I'd heard a lot about this book from online book clubs and was really looking forward to reading it It's atmospheric da

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    Local Girl Missing by Claire Douglas is a 2017 Harper publication Eerie and tense Sophie and Frankie were best fr

  3. says:

    About Local Girl Missing is a psychological thriller written by Claire Douglas It will be published on 7417 by

  4. says:

    one fine evening today I was sitting and admiring my bookshelf when my eyes fell on this book and I couldn't remem

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    Francesca Howe is a wealthy businesswoman when we first meet her She lives in a nice house in London and helps run her parents hotel business She is also in a rather dead end relationship and so when the past intrudes on the present she is c

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    Twenty one year old Sophie Collier had vanished The only thing she left behind was a trainer on an old pier Her friend Francesca was broken heartedA body has now been found and Francesca has come back to the seasi

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    Borderline 3 star really Good premise for a story but simply unconvincing to me In full I like the idea of this story A local girl goes missing apparently falling off the local closed old pier and friends and family from the time go their own ways Then 18 years later the girl's brother phones the girl's best to

  8. says:

    The Sisters was one of my favourite books of last year and I admit I couldn't wait to see what Claire Douglas would follow it with an

  9. says:

    Apparently I am in the minority here in thinking this book is dreadful The writing was clunky and ridden with clichés the characters were unlikeable and the 'twist' at the end was so obvious I was surprised and disappointed that it wasn't a re

  10. says:

    Local Girl Missing is the second novel from author Claire Douglas whose first The Sisters received the Marie Claire Debut

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