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Before You Knew My Name

by Jacqueline Bublitz

Rating: 5 out of 5.

How had she not noticed that only some [dead] people are deemed worthy of having their stories told?

I used to be a bit of a ghoul.

Well, still am really, but I no longer trawl through sites like The Charley Project, NCMEC & NamUs, trying to figure out why some missing person cases got so much publicity & others the moderators on these sites would sadly report;

Few details are available in his case.

The cases that seemed to get the most publicity would be young, pretty, blonde girls.

Like Alice Lee.

Alice went to New York to leave a troubled past behind. She had dreams, she had ambitions.

Australian Ruby Jones at 36 is twice Alice’s age, but also travels to New York to leave a past that is more unsatisfying than troubled. But in New York she finds she is even lonelier than ever.

But then she discovers Alice’s body…

The bare bones of this story don’t give any indication of what a satisfying read this was and how beautiful & lyrical Ms Bublitz’s use of language is. I was mesmerised – & I’m not normally a fan of (view spoiler) or dual points of view.

Recommended.

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