Everyone loves a beautiful missing girl…
"Look For Her ratchets up the tension while also offering moments of sheer grace."-Riley Sager, bestselling author of Final Girls
"Beautifully written with an expertly twisty, surprising story, this is a must-read!”
— Chevy Stevens, New York Times bestselling author of Never Let You Go
Lilling might seem like an idyllic English village, but it’s home to a dark history. In 1976, a teenage girl named Annalise Wood disappeared, and though her body was later discovered, the culprit was never found. Decades later, Annalise maintains a perverse kind of celebrity, and is still the focus of grief, speculation, and for one young woman, a disturbing, escalating jealousy.
When DNA linked to the Annalise murder unexpectedly surfaces, cold case detective Morris Keene and his former partner, Chloe Frohmann, hope to finally bring closure to this traumatized community. But the new evidence instead undoes the case's only certainty: the buried body that had long ago been confidently identified as Annalise may be someone else entirely, and instead of answers, the investigators face only new puzzles.
Whose body was unearthed all those years ago, and what happened to the real Annalise? Is someone interfering with the investigation? And is there a link to a present-day drowning with eerie connections? With piercing insight and shocking twists, Emily Winslow explores the dark side of sensationalized crime in this haunting psychological thriller.
Four decades after the disappearance of pretty, popular teen Annalise Wood on her way home from school galvanized the village of Lilling, England, and 16 years since the discovery of remains presumed to be hers, the never-solved case suddenly heats up in Winslow's suspenseful fourth Keene and Frohmann novel (after 2015's The Red House). Det. Chief Insp. Morris Keene, now assigned to the cold case squad, is eager to tackle the area's marquee mystery, though he still suffers panic attacks after a violent confrontation with a suspect. Since Morris's former partner, Det. Insp. Chloe Frohmann, is on maternity leave, her role is limited. Meanwhile, Cambridge University counseling service therapist Laurie Ambrose encounters two new patients, each claiming connections to Annalise. Within days one of them turns up dead. Winslow's kaleidoscopic narrative technique, employing first-person accounts from multiple characters, makes for engaging reading until a contrived conclusion.