Look for Her

Morrow. Feb. 2018. 304p. ISBN 9780062572585. pap. $15.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062572592. MYS
Annalise Wood disappeared on her way home from school in 1976. Her tiny town of Lilling, England, was shocked, and her story became a local legend. Her body was later found, but the killer remains at large. Parents are still wary of letting kids travel to and from school alone. When DNA linked to Annalise turns up in a present-day investigation, suspects and shirttail relatives come out of the woodwork, and the cold case cops, detectives Morris Keane and Chloe Frohmann, have their hands full. Is the body they found really Annalise? Whose semen is on her skirt? Is her death somehow linked to the recent drowning of another local girl? Cracking the case could seriously enhance the careers of the town's tiny police force, but the convoluted evidence and eccentricities of the potential suspects don't make it easy. What seems at the outset to be a textbook psychological thriller is anything but. The twists and turns make Winslow's fourth Keane and Frohmann's mystery (after The Red House) a compelling read.
VERDICT Former games creator Winslow has turned her talents to a very entertaining and readable thriller that can hold its own with the best of the current crop. A good choice for mystery book groups.
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