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  • ISBN: 9780593395639 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: 482 pages ; 24 cm
    large print
  • Edition: First large print edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Random House Large Print ... Read More

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"Frankie Elkin is an average middle-aged woman, a ... Read More
Subject: Boston (Mass.) -- Fiction
Mattapan (Boston, Mass.) -- Fiction
Large type books
Police -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Fiction
Missing persons -- Investigation -- Fiction
Recovering alcoholics -- Fiction
Women private investigators -- Fiction
Genre/Form: Thrillers (Fiction)
Mystery fiction.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 December #2
    *Starred Review* Vagabond investigator Frankie Elkin (think Reacher with the gift of gab over guns) lands in Boston's rough-edged Mattapan neighborhood on a mission to find Angelique Badeau, a teenager who disappeared 11 months earlier. In a blink, Frankie has secured a bartending job at the neighborhood drinking hole, found an AA meeting, and pissed off the cops investigating Angelique's disappearance. (They're not buying her investigation as public service, and she's not enlightening them about her need for redemption.) Frankie is sure that Angelique isn't a runaway: she's too close to her Aunt Guerline and her brother, Emmanuel. So Frankie pokes the soft spots in Angelique's inner circle and finds that Angelique grew secretive after participating in a rec-center program where she befriended Livia Samdi, another missing Mattapan teen, whose gangland connections up the stakes. When Emmanuel reports that Angelique has left him a coded plea for help online, Frankie's baggage-laden obsession pushes her straight into Mattapan's underworld. It's hard to tag just one stand-out element here, between the multidimensional portrayal of Mattapan's Haitian expat community, Frankie's humanizing demons and straightforward investigative technique, and a page-turning plot with all its ends tucked in unpredictably tight. Tense and immersive, Gardner's latest (hopefully a series starter) is a sure bet both for readers drawn to gritty gumshoe fiction and for the growing legion of true-crime podcast fans. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
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