All Good People Here - Ashley Flowers

All Good People Here

By Ashley Flowers

  • Release Date: 2022-08-16
  • Genre: Women Sleuths
Score: 4
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From 1,876 Ratings

Description

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In the propulsive debut novel from the host of the #1 true crime podcast Crime Junkie, a journalist uncovers her hometown’s dark secrets when she becomes obsessed with the unsolved murder of her childhood neighbor—and the disappearance of another girl twenty years later.

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: PopSugar

 
You can’t ever know for sure what happens behind closed doors.

Everyone from Wakarusa, Indiana, remembers the infamous case of January Jacobs, who was discovered in a ditch hours after her family awoke to find her gone. Margot Davies was six at the time, the same age as January—and they were next-door neighbors. In the twenty years since, Margot has grown up, moved away, and become a big-city journalist. But she’s always been haunted by the feeling that it could’ve been her. And the worst part is, January’s killer has never been brought to justice.

When Margot returns home to help care for her uncle after he is diagnosed with early-onset dementia, she feels like she’s walked into a time capsule. Wakarusa is exactly how she remembers—genial, stifled, secretive. Then news breaks about five-year-old Natalie Clark from the next town over, who’s gone missing under circumstances eerily similar to January’s. With all the old feelings rushing back, Margot vows to find Natalie and to solve January’s murder once and for all.

But the police, Natalie’s family, the townspeople—they all seem to be hiding something. And the deeper Margot digs into Natalie’s disappearance, the more resistance she encounters, and the colder January’s case feels. Could January’s killer still be out there? Is it the same person who took Natalie? And what will it cost to finally discover what truly happened that night twenty years ago?

Twisty, chilling, and intense, All Good People Here is a searing tale that asks: What are your neighbors capable of when they think no one is watching?

Reviews

  • Decent book, dangling ending

    4
    By Hlthcarehunny
    This was a decent story, though that ending leaves something to be desired. I liked the last chapter and the perspective, no matter how awful it was to read. But the story seems unfinished rather than mysterious with the protagonist asserting she’s not going to ‘be another statistic….’ But then what? It just comes across messy.
  • This book is great!

    5
    By MrsLevel
    This book was absolutely riveting. I thought I had it all figured out more than once, but I never would have guessed the ending.
  • Great then not

    2
    By RBM in WDC
    This thoroughly-engrossing book is ruined by a conclusion that is idiotic. Too convenient, too quick, too simple. The miraculousness of all the story’s strands coming together just in the nick of time makes deus ex machina endings look plausible. It feels like the author grew bored with her story and had to hurry up and finish so she could run off and produce a new podcast. The positive review in The NY Times is inexplicable to me.
  • Oookkkk

    3
    By FakeApp300
    But what happened to Margo?!?! And Luke and Billy?!?! I’m surprised by the ending as many others were but it feels incomplete. The heroine has no ending.
  • Great story!

    5
    By breena89
    It was great all in all I was staying up late reading to know what happened!! But the part I want to know is what happened to Margot in more detail . I wish there was more !!!!! Great work Ashley!!!!
  • Amazing read!

    3
    By bmacuga82
    Excellent book! So many twists, just when you think you have it figured out.. Wrong!
  • Soooo good!

    5
    By Mirandall
    Just when I thought I had something figured out, Ashley threw me for a loop! Such a great book!!
  • A let down in the end.

    2
    By echannis
    Reads like it was originally a much shorter book that got padded to fill space. A lot of exposition and monologuing from characters who could have gotten it out in a chapter or less, sometimes felt like I was chewing through this book to try to push past how boring it got at times. the ending was really bad. Not a suspenseful enough ending to justify a cliffhanger, too vague and honestly uninteresting. SPOILER :ok so does she die? Does she escape? You don’t even really care by the end because the interest is just gone. just an unfinished book. The twists are fun and interesting, but the ending really ruins the whole thing. Disappointed. Feels like the reviews are perhaps biased to the authors non-writing fan base.
  • Get this!

    4
    By loidamarie
    I bought this book because I love Ashley flowers and crime junkie. So amazing that she released this! I finished this in 24 hours... And I never do that!
  • I need more…. Like now

    4
    By Kaydee Led Free
    It was a great book that kept me hooked the entire time… until the end. I don’t want to spoil anything but the last chapter leaves you hanging and very unsatisfied . What happens to Margot?