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Local Girl Missing by Claire Douglas
  

Local Girl Missing

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A twisty, multiple layered thriller where the past and present clash in a maze of suspense. Best friends Francesca and Sophie tell their tales with nearly 20 years separating them. In 1997 Sophie disappeared, she was 21 with plenty to live for, in 2016 Francesca returns to the seaside town when she learns a body has been found. Claire Douglas gives the the two women a conversational, realistic voice, and as more and more layers are revealed, my feelings and thoughts about Francesca and Sophie bounced inside my mind and altered. With corkscrews of secrets and hidden thoughts being slowly released, it made me ponder just how clean and true our memories actually are. With an ending drenched in drama, ’Local Girl Missing’ is a suspense filled read. ~ Liz Robinson

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Synopsis

Local Girl Missing by Claire Douglas

The old Victorian pier was once a thing of beauty. It's also where twenty-one-year-old Sophie Collier vanished eighteen years ago. Francesca has spent the last twenty years haunted by the disappearance of her best friend. But when she receives a phone call from Sophie's brother saying that a body has been found, she knows she can't keep hiding from what happened. With her own secrets to keep, Francesca doesn't relish the idea of digging up the past or returning to Oldcliffe. But it is time to go back to where she grew up, and it looks like she isn't the only one there hiding truths.

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Compelling and page-turning, wonderfully written and impossible to second-guess with a brilliant twist -- Debbie Howells * bestselling author of Richard & Judy pick The Bones of You * The creepy goings-on in the off-season, secret-filled resort will give you chills * Sunday Mirror * A gripping and atmospheric read * Closer * Praise for The Sisters * - * Grippingly claustrophobic and unpredictable on every page: perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train * Marie Claire * Tension oozes from every page . . . an addictive read that will leave you on the edge of your seat * Sun * As soon as I finished the first page, I knew I wouldn't be able to put this down . . . I thoroughly enjoyed it * Good Housekeeping * Unforgettably dark and complex * Woman & Home * Praise for Last Seen Alive * - * This stunning new release from Claire Douglas is packed with a killer twist * Closer * Thrillingly tense and twisty, a great read -- B. A. Paris A heart-thumping psychological mystery that ticks all the boxes . . . with twists galore, it's impossible to guess the shocking ending * Saga * Fast-paced and chock-full of twists, Last Seen Alive is both absorbing and gripping. After reading it you'll never dream of a house swap again -- Paula Daly Thrilling . . . superb plotting. I could hardly catch my breath between twists! -- Jenny Blackhurst It's so twisty, turning and grippy. Highly recommend it! -- Gilly Macmillan I love stories where you're not quite sure who is telling the truth! This one kept me guessing -- Jane Corry


About the Author

Claire Douglas

Claire Douglas has worked as a journalist for fifteen years writing features for women's magazines and national newspapers, but she's dreamed of being a novelist since the age of seven. She finally got her wish after winning the Marie Claire Debut Novel Award, with her first novel, The Sisters. She lives in Bath with her husband and two children.

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Publication date

11th August 2016

Author

Claire Douglas

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Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
400 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Crime / Mystery
Family Drama
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781405926393

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