Chances Are...by Richard Russo is about three friends vacationing on Martha's Vineyard. Lincoln, Teddy, and Mickey met in college. For graduation, Lincoln invited the other two to his summer home on Martha's Vineyard. There's a girl in the picture, Jacy.
Russo masterly weaves two time periods together. At that graduation fling, Jacy disappears. She is never heard from again. She was engaged (not to Lincoln, Teddy, or Mickey) and had two concerned parents. No one heard from her.
The other time period is the present time. Lincoln invited Teddy and Mickey once again. Lincoln is thinking of selling the property and this might be the only chance the three friends will ever see each other again. After all, they are now senior citizens.
Naturally, the three reminisce. The topic is Jacey. They fantasize about many scenarios. Lincoln even does some research reading old newspapers, at the library. He talks to an old policeman who once was the police chief.
I suspected the jerk neighbor. But some evidence pointed to Mickey. The novel is a mystery. It is one of those books that you stay up until two in the morning reading.
And it was worth it.