Just Another Missing Person: A Novel

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Julia Day leaves no clue left unturned as the lead detective investigating missing persons. She commits fully to her cases, often at the cost of missing time with her own family. Olivia Johnson is the latest missing person, yet Julia is uncovering more questions than answers. Then, her ethics are put to the test when a stranger discovers the one crime she is dead set on keeping unsolved.
Holy twists! There were so many bombshells I absolutely did not see coming. Upon reading, I almost flipped back several chapters to make sure I didn’t miss something! Gillian McAllister crafted an exquisite mystery, and just when all the pieces seemed to come together, she revealed a new plot twist. I was thrown for a loop throughout the novel, struggling to rectify that no one in the story could be easily cast as good or bad. I loved the layered personas and how each deceitful moment was tied to protecting one’s family at all costs. Julia was a complex lead character; a top detective who painstakingly sought closure to each crime she investigated, yet struggled with guilt over not spending enough time with her daughter and husband. I raced through the final chapters to understand what happened to the missing women, and loved the ending!

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Author Alex Malm
Star Count 4.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 384 pages
Publisher HarperCollins
Publish Date 01-Aug-2023
ISBN Alex Malm
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Issue October 2023
Category Mystery, Crime, Thriller