Local Gone Missing (Unabridged)
INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER
Detective Elise King investigates a man’s disappearance in a seaside town where the locals and weekenders are at odds with each other in this suspenseful new novel from the #1 bestselling author of The Widow.
Elise King is a successful and ambitious detective—or she was before a medical leave left her unsure if she'd ever return to work. She now spends most days watching the growing tensions in her small seaside town of Ebbing—the weekenders renovating old bungalows into luxury homes, and the locals resentful of the changes.
Elise can only guess what really happens behind closed doors. But Dee Eastwood, her house cleaner, often knows. She’s an invisible presence in many of the houses in town, but she sees and hears everything.
The conflicts boil over when a newcomer wants to put the town on the map with a giant music festival, and two teenagers overdose on drugs. When a man disappears the first night of the festival, Elise is drawn back into her detective work and starts digging for answers. Ebbing is a small town, but it's full of secrets and hidden connections that run deeper and darker than Elise could have ever imagined.
This book is exceptionally constructed, well written, and utterly filled with thoroughly developed and fully realized characters.
It’s a bit dark, but in a way that makes artistic sense and is necessary for the propulsion of the story.
This is my second Fiona Barton and most definitely will not be my last.
The narration is wonderful, from start to finish.
As many layers as this story has, it’s incredibly impressive that no stone is left unturned and that the ending is complete in every way.
I believe that takes an extraordinary level of talent; to have many moving parts and still be able to bring things to a logical and well crafted conclusion.
Very nicely done, this is true whodunnit and the different perspectives add an extra dimension of texture and believability to the story.