Before She Disappeared (Paperback)

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Frankie Elkin, a middle aged recovering alcoholic, searches for missing people after everyone else has given up. Her talent for asking the right questions brings her to Boston and the disappearance of a fifteen year old girl. I enjoyed this new character and her search on the troubled streets of Boston. Fueled by a fierce determination, she refuses to give up even when her life is threatened. Her daily battle to remain sober was an inside look into precarious world of addiction. I hope we see more of Frankie Elkin and her searches for the missing and forgotten.

— Lisa



From #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner, a propulsive 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, 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.

About the Author

Lisa Gardner is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of twenty suspense novels, including The Neighbor, which won Thriller of the Year from the International Thriller Writers. An avid hiker, traveler, and cribbage player, she lives in the mountains of New Hampshire with her family.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781524745073
ISBN-10: 1524745073
Publisher: Dutton Books
Publication Date: June 1st, 2021
Pages: 400
Language: English