All Good People Here: A Novel (A Concise Synopsis) (Paperback)
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What goes on behind closed doors can never be known for certain.
January Jacobs's disappearance and subsequent discovery in a ditch are household names in Wakarusa, Indiana, and her story is still talked about to this day. January and her neighbor, six-year-old Margot Davies, shared a birthday. Twenty years have passed since then, and in that time Margot has matured, relocated, and settled into adulthood as a journalist in a major metropolitan area. However, the nagging thought that it might have been her has never left her. What's worse is that January's killer has never been caught or punished.
After Margot's uncle is diagnosed with early-onset dementia, she returns home to help take care of him and finds herself transported back in time. She had no reason to doubt her recollections of Wakarusa; the town is just as brilliant, stifling, and covert as she had always imagined. Then, in the next town over, Natalie Clark, also five years old, disappears under hauntingly similar circumstances to those that plagued January. Margot's old emotions have returned, and she's determined to track down Natalie and solve January's murder once and for all.
But everyone in town, from the police to Natalie's family, seems to be keeping secrets. The more Margot investigates Natalie's disappearance, the more pushback she meets, and the chillier the case of January becomes. Possibly the person responsible for the murder in January is still at large. Is this guy also responsible for Natalie's disappearance? What will it take to find out what happened that night twenty years ago?
All Good People is a suspenseful, scary, and twisty drama. What are your neighbors capable of when they think no one is looking? is the question at the heart of this chilling thriller.