Friday Book Beginnings & The Friday 56 | #47

Friday Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader and the Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice.

So Friday Book Beginnings you choose the book you are currently reading or the one that is closest to you and share the first few sentences. For the Friday 56 you simply turn to page 56 or 56% on your e-reader and share a sentence or two that you enjoy. Then just add maybe a synopsis about the book in case others are interested. That’s it!


Local Girl Missing by Claire Douglas

Published on: July 4th 2017 by Harper Paperback

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Summary (from Goodreads):  Someone knows where she is…

The old Victorian pier was a thing of beauty until it was allowed to decay. It was where the youth of Oldcliffe-on-Sea would go to hang out. It’s also where twenty-one-year-old Sophie Collier disappeared eighteen years ago.

Francesca Howe, known as Frankie, was Sophie’s best friend, and even now she is haunted by the mystery of what happened to her. When Frankie gets a call from Sophie’s brother, Daniel, informing her that human remains have been found washed up nearby, she immediately wonders if it could be Sophie, and returns to her old hometown to try and find closure. Now an editor at a local newspaper, Daniel believes that Sophie was terrified of someone and that her death was the result of foul play rather than “death by misadventure,” as the police claim.

Daniel arranges a holiday rental for Frankie that overlooks the pier where Sophie disappeared. In the middle of winter and out of season, Frankie feels isolated and unnerved, especially when she is out on the pier late one night and catches a glimpse of a woman who looks like Sophie. Is the pier really haunted, as they joked all those years ago? Could she really be seeing her friend’s ghost? And what actually happened to her best friend all those years ago?

Book Beginning: “February 2016. It’s a dreary afternoon, just after lunch, when I finally find out that you’re dead.” (pg. 3)

Page 56: “How can someone know I’m staying here? I only arrived yesterday afternoon, yet someone has gone to great pains to type this vile note up and hand deliver it to me.” (pg. 57 – 56 was blank)

Thoughts: I want to stop my current read so I can dive into this one! The borders of the pages are quite large so there is not much text on each page which will make it a quick read. I also need to find out what happened 20 years ago when she vanished and find out who delivered that letter!

What are you currently reading?


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4 Responses to Friday Book Beginnings & The Friday 56 | #47

  1. Roberta says:

    Looks intriguing. Hope it is indeed a quick read for you. Sometimes you just need one of those.


  2. Breana M. says:

    This seems like such an interesting story. I hope you enjoy it once you get to it. 🙂


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  4. I like the sound of this. Thanks for sharing!


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