Missing White Woman
by Kellye Garrett
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Pub Date 30 Apr 2024 | Archive Date 01 Jul 2024
The truth is never skin deep.
It was supposed to be a romantic getaway weekend in New York City. Breanna’s new boyfriend, Ty, took care of everything—the train tickets, the dinner reservations, the rented four-story luxury rowhouse in Jersey City with a beautiful view of the Manhattan skyline. But when Bree comes downstairs their final morning, she’s shocked. There’s a stranger laying dead in the foyer, and Ty is nowhere to be found.
A Black woman alone in a new city, Bree is stranded and out of her depth—especially when it becomes clear the dead woman is none other than Janelle Beckett, the missing woman the entire Internet has become obsessed with. There’s only one person Bree can turn to: her ex-best friend, a lawyer with whom she shares a very complicated past. As the police and a social media mob close in, all looking for #JusticeForJanelle, Bree realizes that the only way she can help Ty—or herself—is to figure out what really happened that last night.
But when people only see what they want to see, can she uncover the truth hiding in plain sight?
"Fantastic. Only Garrett could craft a tale so adroitly attuned to our everyday fears." —S. A. Cosby, New York Times bestselling author of All the Sinners Bleed
“Taut, suspenseful, and packed with heart.” —Meg Gardiner, New York Times bestselling author of Heat 2
"Expertly mixes sorrow and grief, humor and identity, with the chaos of social media." —Rachel Howzell Hall, New York Times bestselling author of What Never Happened
"Bree is unforgettable . . . you are in for such a ride." —Rachel Hawkins, New York Times bestselling author of The Villa
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Fantastic read. It kept me on my toes the entire time and kept me wanting to read to figure out what was going to happen. Wonderful,
MISSING WHITE WOMAN is a thoroughly enjoyable weekend read. Realistic scary premise: You wake up in an AirBnb to discover your boyfriend is missing and there's a dead body in the entryway. The main character is awkward, flawed, and someone you can't help but root for! Original and page-turning all the way through.to the satisfying conclusion. Plus the writing made me feel like i actually spent the weekend in Jersey City.
Kellye Garrett does it again. Another captivating mystery that follows Breanna, whose dream getaway weekend with her boyfriend turns into a nightmare. On their last day, Breanna comes into the kitchen of the rowhouse AirBNB they're staying at to find the body of the woman all of Instagram and TikTok are looking for. And Bree's boyfriend is MIA. Soon she's pulled into the investigation, and can only turn to the last person she'd ever imagined helping her. Examining the phenomenon of missing white women syndrome, where the search for answers takes over social media and the news, often with misleading threads, Garrett is masterful at weaving social critique into her mysteries while still making them page turners.
Suspenseful and surprising, will keep you reading past your bedtime! Highly enjoyable and also insightful. Recommended for readers of The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl.
Another gripping novel you won't be able to put down from the inimitable Kellye Garrett, one of the most gifted suspense authors writing today. We need more books by her and more books from all crime writers of color, who offer a perspective that's been underserved for decades.
Satisfying and twisty, Garrett has done it again.
I love a thriller with the right balance of modern complications (social media, VRBO/Air BNBs), twisted with the classic concerns of life, death, and public perception. This novel follows a woman who unexpectedly has to solve a murder, or else be framed for it. Highly recommended! Can't wait for this one to hit the shelves.