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Local Girl Missing 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 mo 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 hearted.A body has now been found and Francesca has come back to the seaside town she s tried to forget.Francesca wishes she had not returned as everywhere she goes there are ghosts from her past.Will the truth about what happened to Sophie finally be solved I loved this book.I would like to thank Ne About Local Girl Missing is a psychological thriller written by Claire Douglas It will be published on 7 4 17 by Harper Paperbacks, an imprint of Harper Collins, 352 pages The genres are fiction, psychological thriller, suspense, and mystery.My Experience I started reading Local Girl Missing on 5 30 17 and finished it on 6 5 17 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 little.In 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 Sophi 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 up.Francesca 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 murder I 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 threat.This 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 quite apparent early on in the book that both Frankie and Sophie knew did things at 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 good.I needn t have worried Local Girl Missing is absolutely brilliant,very gripping,worth far than five stars and I am very disappointed that I have finished reading it.Frankie and Sophie have been best friends since primary school when Sophie moved to Frankie s school after Sophie,her Mum and Sophie s brother Daniel moved to Frankie s home town of Oldcliffe On Sea to get away from Sophie s violent father.One night twenty one year old Sophie vanishes leaving behind her trainer on the old delapitated pier.Now twenty years later Frankie gets a call from Daniel who says that a body has been found,reluctantly Frankie returns to their home town to help Daniel try to find out what happened to his sister.Soon after she starts receiving threatening letters,someone knows what happened on the pier that night and doesn t want the truth to be revealed.The 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 disappearance.I 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 Frankie,it s hard to explain why without giving too much away.There is a mixed bag of other characters that Frankie and Sophie interacted with Apparently I am in the minority here in thinking this book is dreadful The writing was clunky and ridden with clich s, the characters were unlikeable and the twist at the end was so obvious I was surprised and disappointed that it wasn t a red herring.Just a taste of the prose that had me raising my eyebrows The hot guy who was with Frankie last week is called Leon McNamara He s half Irish, like me, but with chocolate brown hair and the most amazing blue eyes I ve ever seen They are the exact same colour as my indigo Levi 501s the sleet like cold lips kissing my face Does he really need my help to uncover the truth about your disappearance after all this time Or does he want me here because I remind him of all that we had And all that we lost I also felt there were lots of plot points which didn t add up Why would Frankie remember someone posting her the dog tags if she sent them to herself Why did Mia know a crying baby would Local Girl Missing is the second novel from author Claire Douglas whose first, The Sisters, received the Marie Claire Debut Novel Award in 2013 Despite the unprepossessing title which does nothing to whet the appetite, I was interested by the premise of a woman returning to her home town to confront the demons after her best friend went missing eighteen years ago The discovery of twenty one year old Sophie Collier s trainer quickly caused the public to lose interest in her disappearance, only to be replaced by a popular belief that a drunken Sophie was swept away by the Bristol Channel Eighteen years later a somewhat reinvented Francesca Howe is contacted out of the blue by Sophie s older brother, Daniel, and she knows that this can only be for one reason Human remains have been found, Daniel is due to identify them and he reveals something that was never spoken of before that Sophie was jittery, anxious and told him that somebody was out to get her ahead of her last days Having never told Frankie as she was kn Una Scomparsa Una Ha Un Segreto Ogni Cosa Le Ricordava La Sua Migliore Amica E Il Segreto Che Condividevano Subito Dopo La Misteriosa Scomparsa Di Sophie, Francesca Aveva Capito Di Non Poter Pi Restare A Oldcliffe, La Cittadina Di Mare Dov Era Nata E Cresciuta, E Si Era Trasferita A Londra Per Cominciare Una Nuova Vita Ma Non Mai Riuscita A Dimenticare Cos , Quando Il Fratello Di Sophie La Contatta Per Informarla Che Sono Stati Rinvenuti Dei Resti Umani Vicino Al Vecchio Molo, Proprio Nel Luogo In Cui La Ragazza Era Stata Vista Per L Ultima Volta, Francesca Vorrebbe Solo Nascondersi, Essere Lasciata In Pace Poi Per Cede Alle Insistenze Dell Uomo, Che Chiede Il Suo Aiuto Per Ricostruire Cosa Veramente Accaduto A Sophie Quella Sera Di Vent Anni Prima Non Appena Ritorna A Oldcliffe, Tuttavia, Francesca Ha L Impressione Di Essere Costantemente Seguita, Forse Spiata E Il Sospetto Diventa Certezza Nel Momento In Cui Inizia A Ricevere Inquietanti Messaggi Anonimi E Telefonate Mute Come Se Qualcuno Sapesse Tutto Di Lei E Volesse Impedirle Di Scoprire La Verit Una Verit Che Le Costerebbe Molto Caro Perch Potrebbe Portare Alla Luce Anche Il Segreto Che Francesca E Sophie Avevano Giurato Di Custodire A Ogni Costo Dopo Il Bestseller Le Sorelle, Claire Douglas Torna Con Una Nuova Storia Ricca Di Suspense E Colpi Di Scena, Mistero E Atmosfera Che Ha Conquistato Subito La Vetta Delle Classifiche Inglesi , Confermandosi Un Autrice Dal Talento Unico Nello Scandagliare Il Lato Oscuro Delle Relazioni Umane Full review to follow shortly closer to publication


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 SISTERS.Her second and third novels, LOCAL GIRL MISSING and LAST SEEN ALIVE Penguin , are Sunday Times bestsellers.


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