Rosemary’s Book of the Week | 22 August 2022

Local Gone Missing by Fiona Barton

Elise King moves into the sleepy seaside town of Ebbing. Illness has thrown her career as a successful detective into doubt, but no matter how hard she tries to relax and recuperate, she knows that something isn’t right .

Tensions are running high beneath the surface of this idyllic community: the weekenders in their fancy clothes renovating old bungalows into luxury homes, and the locals resentful of the changes. A town divided ,with the threat of violence only a heartbeat away.

This peaceful world is shattered when two teenagers end up in hospital and a local man vanishes without trace. Elise starts digging for answers, but the community closes ranks, and the truth begins to slip through her fingers. Because in a small town like this the locals are good at keeping secrets…

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