The Lost Girls

The Lost Girls

A Novel

Large Print - 2017
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Sixty years after the disappearance of her sister destroys their family, Lucy imparts the story of the tragedy to her grandniece, Justine, who seeks a stable home for her daughters in the family's isolated Minnesota lakehouse near a neighbor who may hold the key to the mystery.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2017, c2016
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9781432843304
Characteristics: 551 p. (large print) ; 23 cm

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KorrAnn
May 19, 2017

The book keeps you reading and the ending is surprising, but you will enjoy the book overall, and maybe want to read it for the second time!

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lucy3525
Apr 04, 2017

The book is quite slow and without any major action. Only the last 80 pages captured my interest. Not a fast paced mystery thriller read.

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coroboreefarm
Mar 06, 2017

In this compelling debut novel by Heather Young, family secrets are connected across the decades, and spun out through two timelines by a death bed journal. A still, cold lake in Minnesota, a missing child and a family haunted by that loss all contribute to the atmosphere and drama in this psychological mystery. The story is revealed through alternating voices that skillfully and slowly draw the reader deeper into the plot with out revealing too much. If you are a Kate Morton fan, this novel may appeal to you.

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madoc22
Feb 14, 2017

Warning: contains spoilers.
I loved the first three quarters of this book. The writing is superb. I even wrote down some quotes in my book of notes, they were that good. I kept wishing the author had a long list of books and that this book wasn't her first. However, in the last quarter of the book, it all falls apart. What promised to be a gentle family saga turns out to be revolting. It becomes about incest, with unnecessary and disturbing descriptions and about two little girls committing acts that were not appropriate for their ages. What they do to Emily is very disturbing and completely unbelievable since they were children themselves. The unraveling of the mystery was totally depressing and was a compete let-down for me. It left me with a bad taste in my mouth and I don't know if I ever want to read another book by Heather Young.

DBRL_ANNEG Dec 22, 2016

Sad story of the long term effects of a missing child on a family. Kind of in the vein of the storytelling that Kate Morton does, with a back and forth between the past and the present. The present day characters aren't terribly likable, which isn't always necessary for good storytelling, but which kind of detracted from this one for me (although it certainly does fit in with the long-term effects of the tragedy of the storyline when I stop and think about it.) This author shows some promise with her storytelling, so I will look for more work from her in the future.

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Hyacinth22
Nov 15, 2016

The book takes turns between two voices: today and in the past. I really wanted to know the fate of the youngest sister so naturally I kept reading. I liked this book. I didn't love the ending.

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suehamaker
Sep 04, 2016

I enjoyed this book. I liked sharing the older woman's story of the past and I especially enjoyed the young woman searching to make a life
independently. Wanting to know how it ended but waiting and letting it play out to the end was rewarding to an unusual conclusion. Looking forward to her next novel.

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