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LOOK FOR HER – Emily Winslow (out now!)
Everyone loves a beautiful missing girl…
“Look For Her ratchets up the tension while also offering moments of sheer grace.”-Riley Sager, bestselling author of Final Girls
“Beautifully written with an expertly twisty, surprising story, this is a must-read!”
— Chevy Stevens, New York Times bestselling author of Never Let You Go
Lilling might seem like an idyllic English village, but it’s home to a dark history. In 1976, a teenage girl named Annalise Wood disappeared, and though her body was later discovered, the culprit was never found. Decades later, Annalise maintains a perverse kind of celebrity, and is still the focus of grief, speculation, and for one young woman, a disturbing, escalating jealousy.
When DNA linked to the Annalise murder unexpectedly surfaces, cold case detective Morris Keene and his former partner, Chloe Frohmann, hope to finally bring closure to this traumatized community. But the new evidence instead undoes the case’s only certainty: the buried body that had long ago been confidently identified as Annalise may be someone else entirely, and instead of answers, the investigators face only new puzzles.
Whose body was unearthed all those years ago, and what happened to the real Annalise? Is someone interfering with the investigation? And is there a link to a present-day drowning with eerie connections? With piercing insight and shocking twists, Emily Winslow explores the dark side of sensationalized crime in this haunting psychological thriller.
My Thoughts: 3.5/5 stars!
When picking up Emily Winslow’s LOOK FOR HER, I had no idea that it was book four in the Keene and Frohmann series. Despite this, I did enjoy the read. I would say that it could be read as a standalone, but there were some things from previous books that I felt I missed out on – such as events that happened with Keene’s daughter and Frohmann. However, it doesn’t take away from the mystery itself!
Annalise Woods is a well-known name in the small town of Lilling. Her claim to fame? She was taken and her body hadn’t been found until years later. What happened to her? DNA testing wasn’t sophisticated enough at the time and the culprit was never found. Now, decades later, they’ve found a match to the DNA found on Annalise’s skirt she was buried with. Will there finally be justice for Annalise?
We follow a few characters throughout this novel. This is told through multiple perspectives as the cold case progresses. Laurie is a therapist and we get to see a lot of the transcripts from her patients – a woman claiming to be Annalise’s secret child, and another woman named after Annalise that has begun to assume her identity and story as her own.
Winslow does a great job diving into the psychology of the characters. There’s a good amount of suspense, but it’s a slower moving novel. So if you like a slower paced suspense novel, then this will be a great pick for you! I did enjoy the twist at the end and the journey the reader is taken on in order to get there.
I would like to go back and read the other books in the series to get to know Keene and Frohmann better, but otherwise it was a good cold case crime novel!
About the Author:
Emily Winslow is an American living in Cambridge, England. She is the author of the novels The Whole World, The Start Of Everything, and The Red House.
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