Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Local Gone Missing by Fiona Barton

Where could Charlie be, what is Charlie's real name, and what is his past? 

Did he disappear on purpose because of the massive debt he had accumulated?

Since they found his wallet at the controversial festival, was he harmed or kidnapped?

We find out where he is and what happened to him as we also find out that this small town has many secrets being kept.

We meet quite a few characters who have shady pasts and shady current situations.

The character that becomes the main focus is Elise King who is a policewoman on sick leave and the one who takes on the investigation of where Charlie really is and who he really is. 

It is good for Elise since she has been bored.  Her friend and neighbor, Ronnie, also gets in on the investigation.

Will she find out what happened to Charlie...is it a local person, a person he owed money to, or just a random act of violence.

It actually took a while to connect to the story line and to the characters, and the multiple number of characters did become confusing. 

The intensity of Elise’s investigation and her determination did make the book more interesting as we learned about police procedure.

I was a bit disappointed about the beginning of the book because I always enjoy Ms. Barton’s books...it was confusing, but it did get wrapped up in the end. 3/5

This book was given to me by the publisher via NetGalley for an honest review.


  1. What were your thoughts if you read this book?

    Thanks for stopping.

  2. Very nice review.
    I’m sorry you was a bit disappointed.

  3. Oh, I hope I do like it in spite of the confusion. It sounds good! Thanks for sharing.

    1. It was good, but not my favorite of hers.

      Thanks for your comment.