Interview: Author ‘Fiona Barton’ Talks New Novel Local Gone Missing

by | Jun 7, 2022 | Books, Interviews | 0 comments

Fiona Barton and I talked about her newest book Local Gone Missing. Check out her website, Facebook and Twitter. The book is in stores on Tuesday, June 14th from Berkley. You can listen below to the interview.

Elise King is a successful and ambitious detective—or she was before a medical leave left her unsure if she’d ever return to work. She now spends most days watching the growing tensions in her small seaside town of Ebbing—the weekenders renovating old bungalows into luxury homes, and the locals resentful of the changes.

Elise can only guess what really happens behind closed doors. But Dee Eastwood, her house cleaner, often knows. She’s an invisible presence in many of the houses in town, but she sees and hears everything.

The conflicts boil over when a newcomer wants to put the town on the map with a weekend music festival, and two teenagers overdose on drugs. When a man disappears the first night of the festival, Elise starts digging for answers. Ebbing is a small town, but it’s full of secrets and hidden connections that run deeper and darker than Elise could have ever imagined.