All Good People Here
In the propulsive debut novel from the host of the #1 true crime podcast Crime Junkie, a journalist uncovers her hometowns dark secrets when she becomes obsessed with the unsolved murder of her childhood neighborand the disappearance of another girl twenty years later.
You cant 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 Januaryand they were next-door neighbors. In the twenty years since, Margot has grown up, moved away, and become a big-city journalist. But shes always been haunted by the feeling that it couldve been her. And the worst part is, Januarys 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 shes walked into a time capsule. Wakarusa is exactly how she remembersgenial, stifled, secretive. Then news breaks about five-year-old Natalie Clark from the next town over, whos gone missing under circumstances eerily similar to Januarys. With all the old feelings rushing back, Margot vows to find Natalie and to solve Januarys murder once and for all.
But the police, Natalies family, the townspeoplethey all seem to be hiding something. And the deeper Margot digs into Natalies disappearance, the more resistance she encounters, and the colder Januarys case feels. Could Januarys 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?