Jan 28, 2021

15 Quotes from Before She Disappeared book by Lisa Gardner

Hello friends. This post is a collection of quotes from the book - Before She Disappeared by Lisa Gardner. Before She Disappeared is a propulsive thriller featuring an ordinary woman who will stop at nothing to find the missing people that the rest of the world has forgotten.


I hope, through sheer guts, determination, and blind luck, I will find a girl the rest of the world seems to have forgotten already. I’m not a police officer. I’m not a private investigator. I have no special skills or training. I’m only me. An average, middle-aged white woman with more regrets than belongings, more sad stories than happy ones. - Before She Disappeared

My name is Frankie Elkin and finding missing people - particularly minorities - is what I do. When the police have given up, when the public no longer remembers, when the media has never bothered to care, I start looking. For no money, no recognition, and most of the time, no help. - Before She Disappeared

It’s always dangerous to make assumptions, and yet nearly impossible not to. - Before She Disappeared

People all over really are the same. They want to fall in love. They’re glad to survive each day. They pray their children will have a better life than they did. These truths bind us. At least I like to think so. - Before She Disappeared

A little bit of crazy never hurt. - Before She Disappeared

I consider myself old-school. I talk to people, versus reading tweets. I ask questions, versus consulting forensic reports. - Before She Disappeared

Memories sear. I have so many of them now. They’re not precious moments, but burning-hot coals I keep picking up and turning over in my mind. They hurt. I study them harder. They burn deeper. I come back for more. - Before She Disappeared

So many think we must share the same beliefs to get along. In my experience, sharing the same fear is a far more effective strategy. - Before She Disappeared

There’s power in humility. It’s one of the toughest lessons I’ve had to learn. - Before She Disappeared

Funny, how any addict can spot a dealer. We are crazy-good judges of character. Just don’t ask us about ourselves. - Before She Disappeared

Most people don’t realize what a financial luxury privacy is. An individual bedroom, time alone, designated workspace - these things cost money. - Before She Disappeared

I’m simple when you want me to be complicated. And I’m complicated when you want me to be simple. - Before She Disappeared

I love sex. The harder the better. A moment where I don’t have to think, where I can escape my own mind? - Before She Disappeared

Opportunity isn’t given, it must be made. - Before She Disappeared

I’m well aware of my strengths, and I’m well aware of my weaknesses. And I’ve designed a lifestyle that fits both accordingly. - Before She Disappeared