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Local Girl Missing

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. 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 seaside town she s tried to forgetFrancesca wishes she had not returned as everywhere she goes there are ghosts from her pastWill the truth about what happened to Sophie finally be solvedI loved this bookI would like to thank Net Galley Penguin UK Michael Joseph and the author Clare Douglas for my ARC in exchange for an honest review Road-map to the Indians Treasure everywhere she goes there are ghosts from her pastWill the truth about what happened to Sophie finally be solvedI loved this bookI would like to thank Net Galley Penguin UK Michael Joseph and the author Clare Douglas for my ARC in Green dog trumpet and other stories exchange for an honest review

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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. Local Girl Missing by Claire Douglas is a 2017 Harper publication Eerie and tense Sophie and Frankie were best friends during their teenage years until romantic entanglements came between them but they eventually reconciled and were trying to resume their friendship but one night Sophie disappeared from the old Victorian Oldcliffe on the Sea pier Her body was never recovered Until now When Frankie gets the call from Sophie s brother Daniel that his sister s remains have been found he asks Frankie to come home and help him find out what happened to her all those years ago But once Frankie arrives settling into the often frigid apartment overlooking the same pier from which Sophie vanished she begins to imagine she sees Sophie s ghost As she and Daniel begin to dig into the past Frankie finds herself the recipient of chilling notes often pushed under her apartment door taunting and threatening her Old friends and enemies all contribute a piece of the puzzle and as revelations mount motives become highly suspect I never knew who to believe or trust in this novel The story shifts gear several times before the conclusion That and the dual time line kept me off guard so that I was never able to find a balance I have waited nearly a week to write this review because I m still trying to formulate my thoughts on this book On one hand the atmosphere is very creepy with a possible supernatural element and the uneasiness settled in for the duration increasing as the story developed On the other hand I had a hard time with the final twist finding it a little far fetched even though I did appreciate the irony of the situation The only other downside was just a coincidence I d just finished reading a book with a similar set up so I considered putting this one aside for a while because of that but then the story veered away from that theme and took on a whole new set of connotations so I decided to stick with it Although there were a few small blips at the end of the day the book provided a few good chills was cleverly paced with plenty of atmosphere and twists and a surprise ending So after thinking it over and waffling back and forth a little I think this one deserves four stars

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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. 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 say that part of a body has been found wearing a trainer that was the same as the one she had on when last seen The book is written in two voices in fairly simple language Frankie the best friend is the voice of now and she returns to the old home town in the westcountry ostensibly to help the brother search for evidence relating to the disappearance Sophie the girl who disappeared is the voice in the past and this is written in part in diary form My initial reaction was that the writing ok though I wasn t really gripped by the story It was obviously one of those books where secrets from the past would be gradually revealed It is uite apparent early on in the book that both Frankie and Sophie knew did things at the time which were secrets and that Frankie probably does not want the truth to come outI think the basic idea for this story was a perfectly good one and the pace kept me reading However I simply did not find any of the characters particularly believable real or engaging Eually I did find some of the things that occurred than a little incredible at times I do see that others will find this book appealing but for me it felt rather lightweight and lacking the real tension and edginess I would like from something that should be a thrillerNote I received an advance digital copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a fair reviewhttpviewsonorgukthrillerlocal


About the Author: Claire Douglas

Claire Douglas always wanted to write novels and after many years of trying to get published her dream came true when she won the Marie Claire Debut Novel Award in 2013 with THE SISTERSHer second and third novels LOCAL GIRL MISSING and LAST SEEN ALIVE Penguin are Sunday Times bestsellers



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 exc

  2. says:

    Local Girl Missing by Claire Douglas is a 2017 Harper publication Eerie and tense Sophie and Frankie were best friends during their teenage year

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    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 Thi

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    one fine evening today I was sitting and admiring my bookshelf when my eyes fell on this book and I couldn't remember a single thing about itI opened my GR account and saw my notes on this book filled with cuss words and hatred for this book so as I am already in mood of writing HONEST reviews today Here we go again Why I bought this book? I

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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

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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 Fran

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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

  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 woul

  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

  10. says:

    Local Girl Missing is the second novel from author Claire Douglas whose first The Sisters received the Marie Claire Debut Novel Award in 2013

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