Fragile by Lisa Unger is about Charlene, a missing and troubled teenager from a small town. It's also about Sarah, another girl who went missing years before in the same town. The story is told in the past when Sarah was a teenager and attended school with many of the main characters, and also in the present as these same characters are the parents of Charlene's classmates. Maggie, a local psychologist, is married to the town's lead detective. They both went to school with Sarah, and now their son is dating Charlene.
Lisa Unger writes great suspense novels that I always enjoy, and this one did not disappoint me. Each layer of this story kept me reading. It was impossible to find a good stopping point. It did seem like the book jacket gave too much plot. Skip over the jacket description if you can deal with that temptation. Some parts of this novel were pretty predictable, but that didn't take away from my enjoyment. One thing that I really like about this author is that she doesn't do the quickie conclusion and wrap everything up in 4 pages as some authors seem to always do. She takes time to connect the dots with all of her storylines, and I find myself much more satisfied with her endings. I would rate this as very good, 4/5.