When the Stars Go Dark – Paula McLain

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A missing girl. A lost detective. The case that brings them together.
Anna Hart is a seasoned missing persons detective living in San Francisco.

When unspeakable tragedy strikes, she turns to the Californian village of Mendocino to grieve. Seeking comfort in the chocolate-box village she grew up in, Anna instead arrives to news that a local girl has gone missing. The crime feels frighteningly reminiscent of a crucial time in Anna’s childhood, when an unsolved murder changed the community forever.

As past and present collide, Anna is forced to confront the darkest side of human nature.