What I’m Reading: All Good People Here

I’ve told you all before that I enjoy podcasts.  One I consistently listen to is Crime Junkies.  The host of the show is Ashley Flowers.

Not too long ago, she mentioned on her show that she wrote a book.  I was looking for a book so decided to give her book a try.  The book is All Good People Here.


I actually like the book.  It involves solving a cold case murder that happened years ago.  It has the whole whodunit vibe.  So often when I read this style of book, I guess right away who the murderer is…this time, I didn’t.  I suspected people until the very end as they were not weeded out.  It kept the suspense going.

The story takes place in a small town so I could totally relate to that as well.

Here is what Amazon had to say:
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 January—and they were next-door neighbors. In the twenty years since, Margot has grown up, moved away, and become a big-city journalist. But she’s always been haunted by the feeling that it could’ve been her. And the worst part is, January’s 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 she’s walked into a time capsule. Wakarusa is exactly how she remembers—genial, stifled, secretive. Then news breaks about five-year-old Natalie Clark from the next town over, who’s gone missing under circumstances eerily similar to January’s. With all the old feelings rushing back, Margot vows to find Natalie and to solve January’s murder once and for all.

But the police, Natalie’s family, the townspeople—they all seem to be hiding something. And the deeper Margot digs into Natalie’s disappearance, the more resistance she encounters, and the colder January’s case feels. Could January’s 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?

Amazon readers gave the book 4.4 stars.  I am going to give it 4.6.  The book really had me guessing and wondering.

I am always so curious when people write a book who already have a lot going on in their lives.  She just had a baby.  She is the head of a company and hosts more than one podcast.  Can you really have time to write a book?  I’m guessing she has a ghostwriter that writes with her because seriously, I can’t imagine being able to do it all…If she does, I just wish they’d say that.  But…none of that changes the fact that the book kept me engaged and wanting to read more.

You can find the book HERE if you’re interested.

2 thoughts on “What I’m Reading: All Good People Here”

  1. well if you are seriously wondering how she does so much, read one of your own blog entries Jo. ……. Look in the mirror you accomplish so much on a regular basis, I cannot imagine that you would be impressed with anyone else.

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