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Missing Persons

1 rating: 5.0
A novel by Clare O'Donohue

Kate Conway's husband--soon-to-be ex-husband--is dead of what appears to be a heart attack. Initially, his family blames the stress of the divorce proceedings--and Kate, though Frank was the one who was having an affair and who started the divorce. … see full wiki

Author: Clare O'Donohue
Genre: Mystery
Publisher: Plume / Penguin Books
Date Published: May 31, 2011
ISBN: 9780452297067
1 review about Missing Persons

Well-written, realistic mystery novel that will especially appeal to true crime fans

  • Jun 10, 2011
"Missing Persons" is a fast-paced, well-written mystery. Actually, there's several mysteries: how did Kate's husband die, what happened the the missing girl that she's producing a TV episode about, and who is trying to scare Kate? The mystery wasn't predictable--in a good way--and was handled more like these things would occur in real life. And while there were plenty of clues, I never felt certain about the "whodunit" until after the reveal.

The characters were realistic, varied, and complex. They dealt with realistic struggles about life not ending up like they had expected. Vivid details about her job as a freelance TV episode producer for Crime TV and about the people brought the story alive in my imagination. I would become so immersed in the story that I lost all track of time, and I had a hard time setting the book down even when I really needed to. I felt like this story really could have happened, and I plan on re-reading it someday.

There was a minor amount of bad language. There were no sex scenes. From the book description, I wasn't sure I'd like the story, but I did. Overall, I'd highly recommend this very well-written book.

I received this book as a review copy from the publisher.

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June 11, 2011
Sounds like a fun mystery! Thanks for the recommendation!
June 11, 2011
I'm hosting a giveaway for this book on my blog at http://genrereviews.blogspot.com/2011/06/giv...g-persons-by-clare.html if you're interested in trying to win it. :)
June 17, 2011
I finally got around to entering the contest. Thanks so much! I'll tweet the information too. I sent you my request via my Twitter account. :)
June 20, 2011
Yup, got your entry, and now I'm following you on Twitter. Unfortunately, you didn't win the giveaway.
June 28, 2011
That's ok. You win some you lose some. Thanks for following me on Twitter, BTW. I'll be sure to return the favor! :)
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