What did I consider this debut thriller by a well-liked podcaster? Take a look at my Overview of All Good Individuals Right here by Ashley Flowers!
All Good Individuals Right here by Ashley Flowers
Revealed on August 16, 2022 by Bantam Books
Synopsis: Everybody from Wakarusa, Indiana, remembers January Jacobs, who was discovered useless hours after her household awoke to search out her lacking. Margot Davies was six on the time, the identical age as January—and so they had been next-door neighbors.
Within the twenty years since, Margot grew up, moved away, and have become a big-city journalist, however she’s at all times been haunted by the truth that January’s killer has by no means been dropped at justice.
When Margot returns residence to assist take care of her sick uncle, it appears like strolling right into a time capsule. Wakarusa is strictly how she remembered: genial, stifled, secretive.
Then information breaks a few five-year-old from the following city over who’s gone lacking below eerily comparable circumstances. With all of the previous emotions dashing again, Margot vows to unravel January’s homicide as soon as and for all.
However the police, the household, the townspeople—all of them appear to be hiding one thing. And the deeper Margot digs into Natalie’s disappearance, the extra resistance she encounters, and the colder January’s case feels.
What Else Has Ashley Flowers Written?
That is Ashley Flowers’ debut e book. Congrats! Ashley, alongside together with her longtime good friend Britt, are the podcasters behind Crime Junkie, and Ashley’s Audiochuck Productions additionally produces different podcasts, like Counter Clock.
Overview of All Good Individuals Right here by Ashley Flowers
I’m at all times little apprehensive once I method a “movie star” e book. However I’ve listened to Ashley’s podcast (linked above) and I do know she is a super-engaging storyteller. As well as, she talks about how she grew up studying mysteries, in order that gave me hope.
In brief, All Good Individuals Right here is a strong debut that I loved studying!
The e book’s premise is one which thriller readers will probably be aware of: a reporter returns to her small city to deal with some household enterprise and turns into drawn into an previous case, one she has a private connection to.
Newspaper reporter Margot was solely six when her good friend January disappeared. When Margot comes again into city to verify on an uncle with early onset dementia, she’s horrified to listen to that one other younger lady disappeared and that January’s household discovered a threatening message written on their barn.
I’ll take care of the “wtf” parts of the e book in my Spoiler Discussion For All Good People Here, which I urge you to hitch while you’ve learn the e book (or encourage you to hitch should you love spoilers like I do!)
What Did I Like About All Good Individuals Right here?
What I did like about All Good Individuals Right here was that it had a previous/current storyline that felt related and well-executed. I liked the small city Midwestern setting.
The center of the e book is January’s case, a tragic one which ripped a household aside and despatched ripples of worry via a neighborhood for many years after.
Janaury’s loss of life appeared to have a superficial similarity to the tragic and (nonetheless unsolved) 1996 loss of life of JonBenét Ramsey. This case is among the most debated true crime circumstances on the market. If you’re within the similarities between January and JonBenét, I’m going into much more element in my Spoiler Discussion of All Good People Here.
I additionally preferred the truth that All Good Individuals Right here had an excellent variety of reveals, all spaced out properly.
My predominant gripe with the e book was that very unresolved ending! As Britt would say: wait, what? Is that this some type of assertion on chilly circumstances? Is there a sequel within the works the place this new case will get solved? If anybody is aware of, please inform me.
In any other case, come over to my Spoiler Discussion for All Good People Here and let’s discuss suspects, who really killed whom and what are theories are about that ending!
As well as, should you take pleasure in podcasts, you would possibly like this listing of Thrillers With Podcast Elements!