Review: No One Will Miss Her by Kat Rosenfield

Title: No One Will Miss Her by Kat Rosenfield
Publisher: William Morrow
Genre: Contemporary, Mystery
Length: 304 pages
Book Rating: B+

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A smart, witty, crackling novel of psychological suspense in which a girl from a hardscrabble small town meets a gorgeous Instagram influencer from the big city, with a murderous twist that will shock even the most savvy reader.

On a beautiful October morning in rural Maine, a homicide investigator from the state police pulls into the hard-luck town of Copper Falls. The local junkyard is burning, and the town pariah Lizzie Oullette is dead—with her husband, Dwayne, nowhere to be found. As scandal ripples through the community, Detective Ian Bird’s inquiries unexpectedly lead him away from small-town Maine to a swank city townhouse several hours south. Adrienne Richards, blonde and fabulous social media influencer and wife of a disgraced billionaire, had been renting Lizzie’s tiny lake house as a country getaway…even though Copper Falls is anything but a resort town.

As Adrienne’s connection to the case becomes clear, so too does her connection to Lizzie, who narrates their story from beyond the grave. Each woman is desperately lonely in her own way, and they navigate a relationship that cuts across class boundaries: transactional, complicated, and, finally, deadly. A Gone Girl for the gig economy, this is a story of privilege, identity, and cunning, as two devious women from opposite worlds discover the dangers of coveting someone else’s life.


No One Will Miss Her by Kat Rosenfield is a deliciously clever mystery.

In the rural town of Copper Falls, Maine, Lizzie Oullette has just been murdered but everyone is more concerned about her missing husband, Dwayne Cleaves. Lizzie has long been reviled by the townspeople and their disdain of her increased after her marriage to Dwayne. In high school, he was the popular baseball player who was destined for bigger and greater things until their unexpected marriage. Ten years later, Dwayne is still celebrated while Lizzie is still universally disliked. Which is why no one wants to believe it when state police Detective Ian Bird begins to suspect Dwayne might have murdered his wife and is now on the run.

Detective Bird’s investigation soon takes him to Boston to interview wealthy couple Adrienne Richards and her financier husband Ethan. She was once a popular social media influencer who fell from grace along with Ethan after he is accused of defrauding his clients. Bird is more than a little curious why the couple repeatedly rented Lizzie’s lakeside cabin. With few amenities, what attracted Adrienne and Ethan to the financially depressed town and Lizzie’s rental?

No One Will Miss Her is an immensely riveting mystery that is well-plotted and fast-paced. The characters are brilliantly developed but Lizzie is the most relatable and sympathetic. Copper Falls is  claustrophobic and its townspeople quickly close ranks around their beloved golden boy during the investigation. The storyline is incredibly well-developed and easily flows between the different points of view. Unexpected plot twists keep readers on their toes as Kat Rosenfield brings this diabolical mystery to a stunning conclusion.

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