Monday, June 20, 2022

Paper: "Look For Her" by Emily Winslow

 Paper: Look For Her by Emily Winslow, 2018, 9780062572585.

Modern day mystery with long unsolved murder. I think I read a blurb online. I enjoyed the novel.

Set in England. A far north exurb of London. In the mid-'70s a teen girl went missing. Teen Girl was the press's missing-girl-of-the-moment. Her first name, Annalise, was the only word needed to refer to the entire case. 30 years later her name is still all that is needed in the village of Lilling. Her body was found after 20 years, but not her killer.

Things happen. Multiple narrators. A university psychologist/counselor sees a patient who thinks she is Annalise's long hidden illegitimate child. Another patient, much younger, claims to be from Lilling and named after Annalise. The older woman is found dead.

The younger woman seems to be ingratiating herself into the psychologist's personal life. Two cops from previous novels in the series are coming back to work after parental leave and a bad hand injury. They are further investigating the cold case of Annalise after DNA on the body's clothing is discovered and identified.

Things happen. Twists turn. Narrattion moves back and forth. Winslow provides excellent little insights - short paragraphs, even a short sentence - that explain and describe the characters' thoughts and motivations.

All ends well after some murders, survivor trauma, guilt of action and inaction, a grieving parent.

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