No One Will Miss Her

Morrow. Oct. 2021. 304p. ISBN 9780063057012. $27.99. SUSPENSE
In the first pages of YA author Rosenfield’s (Inland) first adult suspense novel, narrator Lizzie Ouellette informs readers that if they’re reading this, she is dead. A pariah in her Maine hometown, she grew up in a trailer on a junkyard owned by her father. Lizzie married Dwayne Cleaves, the local golden boy, but the people of Copper Falls think she ruined his life. They also frown on her renting out a small lake house her father gave her to “outside folks.” One summer, wealthy Bostonians Ethan and Adrienne Richards rent the cottage as a country getaway, and hardscrabble Lizzie and media influencer Adrienne form a wary, fascinated, class boundary-pushing relationship. Then two murders occur in Copper Falls and later, another in the Richardses’ house in Boston’s Beacon Hill. But nothing is exactly as it seems, and detective Ian Burns works to unravel the homicides.
VERDICT This suspenseful, well-plotted tale will be a winner for mystery book clubs and readers who enjoy stories about the haves and the have-nots.
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