All the Missing Girls

All the Missing Girls
Author: Megan Miranda
Pages: 371
ISBN: 9781501107979
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Release: 2016
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: un

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Ten years ago, Nicolette Farrell left Cooley Ridge, North Carolina under difficult circumstances. She'd just broken up with Tyler, the man she thought she'd marry, and her best friend, Corrine, had disappeared, never to be heard from again. When the call comes that her father is ailing, Nic is living in Philadelphia, light years away from her younger self. She drops everything to care for her dad, but within days of her return another girl goes missing. As Nic works to unravel what happened to the missing girl, shocking truths emerge about her neighbors, her family, and what really happened to Corinne that night ten years ago.

The Missing Girl

The Missing Girl
Author: Jenny Quintana
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781509839537
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Release: 2017-12-18
Editor: Pan Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'Rich with atmosphere and mystery. I read through the night, desperate to find out the truth about Gabriella' – Erin Kelly, author of He Said/She Said A stunning debut thriller, The Missing Girl by Jenny Quintana is a gripping novel full of twists and turns, and a desperate hunt to solve a decades-old mystery. Anna Flores was just a child when her adored teenage sister disappeared. Unable to deal with the pain, Anna took the first opportunity she had to run from her fractured family, eventually building a life for herself abroad. Now, thirty years on, her mother has died, and Anna must return home to sort through her possessions. In doing so, she has to confront the huge hole her sister's disappearance left in their lives, leaving just one question unanswered: what really happened to Gabriella? Because not knowing is worse than the truth. Isn’t it?

Good as Gone

Good as Gone
Author: Amy Gentry
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780544916074
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Release: 2016-07-26
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice "So gripping you might start to question your own family’s past." —Entertainment Weekly “[One] of the most anticipated summer thrillers . . . Gentry's novel isn't primarily about the version of the self that comes from a name and a family of origin; instead, it draws our attention to the self that's forged from sheer survival, and from the clarifying call to vengeance.” —New York Times Book Review Anna’s daughter Julie was kidnapped from her own bedroom when she was thirteen years old, while Anna slept just downstairs, unaware that her daughter was being ripped away from her. For eight years, she has lived with the guilt and the void in her family, hoping against hope that Julie is still alive. And then one night, the doorbell rings. A young woman who appears to be Julie is finally, miraculously, home safe. Anna and the rest of the family are thrilled, but soon Anna begins to see holes in Julie’s story. When she is contacted by a former detective turned private eye, she is forced to wonder if this young woman is even her daughter at all. And if she isn’t Julie, what is it that she wants? “So much about this novel is fresh and insightful and decidedly not like every other thriller . . . Good as Gone ranks as an outstanding debut, well worth reading. This is no mere Gone Girl wannabe.” —Dallas Morning News

The Missing Girls

The Missing Girls
Author: Carol Wyer
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781786812674
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Release: 2017-09-14
Editor: Bookouture
Language: en

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The Missing Girl

The Missing Girl
Author: Norma Fox Mazer
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780061975011
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Release: 2009-10-06
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

He could be any man, any respectable, ordinary man. But he's not. This man watches the five Herbert girls—Beauty, Mim, Stevie, Fancy, and Autumn—with disturbing fascination. Unaware of his scrutiny and his increasingly agitated and forbidden thoughts about them, the sisters go on with their ordinary everyday lives—planning, arguing, laughing, and crying—as if nothing bad could ever breach the safety of their family. In alternating points of view, Norma Fox Mazer manages to interweave the lives of predator and prey in this unforgettable psychological thriller.

Girl Last Seen

Girl Last Seen
Author: Nina Laurin
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781455569007
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Release: 2017-06-20
Editor: Grand Central Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Two missing girls. Thirteen years apart. An intense psychological thriller for readers of I Am Watching You, The Luckiest Girl Alive, and All the Missing Girls. Olivia Shaw has been missing since last Tuesday. She was last seen outside the entrance of her elementary school in Hunts Point wearing a white spring jacket, blue jeans, and pink boots. I force myself to look at the face in the photo, into her slightly smudged features, and I can't bring myself to move. Olivia Shaw could be my mirror image, rewound to thirteen years ago. If you have any knowledge of Olivia Shaw's whereabouts or any relevant information, please contact... I've spent a long time peering into the faces of girls on missing posters, wondering which one replaced me in that basement. But they were never quite the right age, the right look, the right circumstances. Until Olivia Shaw, missing for one week tomorrow. Whoever stole me was never found. But since I was taken, there hasn't been another girl. And now there is.

The Girl from Widow Hills

The Girl from Widow Hills
Author: Megan Miranda
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781982152741
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Release: 2020-06-23
Editor: Simon & Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Last House Guest—a Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick—comes a riveting new novel of psychological suspense about a young woman plagued by night terrors after a childhood trauma who wakes one evening to find a corpse at her feet. Everyone knows the story of “the girl from Widow Hills.” Arden Maynor was just a child when she was swept away while sleepwalking during a terrifying rainstorm and went missing for days. Strangers and friends, neighbors and rescue workers, set up search parties and held vigils, praying for her safe return. Against all odds, she was found, alive, clinging to a storm drain. The girl from Widow Hills was a living miracle. Arden’s mother wrote a book. Fame followed. Fans and fan letters, creeps, and stalkers. And every year, the anniversary. It all became too much. As soon as she was old enough, Arden changed her name and disappeared from the public eye. Now a young woman living hundreds of miles away, Arden goes by Olivia. She’s managed to stay off the radar for the last few years. But with the twentieth anniversary of her rescue approaching, the media will inevitably renew its interest in Arden. Where is she now? Soon Olivia feels like she’s being watched and begins sleepwalking again, like she did long ago, even waking outside her home. Until late one night she jolts awake in her yard. At her feet is the corpse of a man she knows—from her previous life, as Arden Maynor. And now, the girl from Widow Hills is about to become the center of the story, once again, in this propulsive page-turner from suspense master Megan Miranda.

Luckiest Girl Alive

Luckiest Girl Alive
Author: Jessica Knoll
Pages: 341
ISBN: 9781476789644
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Release: 2016-04-05
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

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A cloth bag containing ten copies of the title and a folder containing book sign out sheets.

The Perfect Stranger

The Perfect Stranger
Author: Megan Miranda
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781982109370
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Release: 2019-05-28
Editor: Pocket Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A masterful follow-up to the New York Times bestseller All the Missing Girls—the gripping story of a journalist who sets out to find her missing friend, a woman who may never have existed at all. “Think: Luckiest Girl Alive, The Girl on the Train, Gone Girl” (TheSkimm). When Leah Stevens’ career implodes, a chance meeting with her old friend Emmy Grey offers her the perfect opportunity to start over. Emmy, just out of a bad relationship, convinces Leah to come live with her in rural Pennsylvania, where there are teaching positions available and no one knows Leah’s past. Or Emmy’s.­ Then there’s a wave of vicious crimes in the community and Emmy Grey disappears, and Leah realizes how very little she knows about her friend and roommate. Unable to find friends, family, a paper trail or a digital footprint, the police question whether Emmy Grey existed at all. And mark Leah as a prime suspect. Fighting the doubts of the police and her own sanity, Leah must uncover the truth about Emmy Grey—and along the way, confront her old demons, find out who she can really trust, and clear her own name. Deep, dark, and irresistibly twisty, “Megan Miranda’s eerie suspense thriller…smartly examines the slippery theme of personal identity” (The New York Times Book Review).

The Safest Lies

The Safest Lies
Author: Megan Miranda
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780553537512
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Release: 2016
Editor: Crown Books For Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"When Kelsey's agoraphobic mother disappears after years of claiming the kidnappers she escaped from were coming back for her, Kelsey quickly discovers that her mother isn't who she thought she was -- and she's not the abductor's only target"--

Lost and Found

Lost and Found
Author: John James Kennedy,Yaojiang Shi
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780190917425
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Release: 2019
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In 1979, the Chinese government famously introduced The Single Child Policy to control population growth. Nearly 40 years later, the result is an estimated 20 million "missing girls" in the population from 1980-2010. In Lost and Found, John James Kennedy and Yaojiang Shi focus on village-level implementation of the one-child policy and the level of mutual-noncompliance between officials and rural families. Through in-depth interviews with rural parents and local leaders, they reveal that many had strong incentives not to comply with the birth control policy because larger families meant increased labor and income. In this sober exploration of China's Single Child Policy throughout the reform period, the authors more broadly show how governance by grassroots cadres with greater local autonomy has affected China in the past and the challenges for resolving center-versus-locality contradictions in governance that lie ahead.

Soulprint

Soulprint
Author: Megan Miranda
Pages: 328
ISBN: 9780802738059
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Release: 2015-02-03
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This stunning futuristic love story from New York Times bestselling author Megan Miranda asks the question: How far would you go to escape the past? Seventeen-year-old Alina Chase has spent her entire life imprisoned on a secluded island--not for a crime she committed in this lifetime, but one done by her past self. Her very soul is like a fingerprint, carried from one life to the next--and Alina is sick of being guilty. Aided by three teens with their own ulterior motives, Alina manages to escape. Although she's not sure she can trust any of them, she soon finds herself drawn to Cameron, the most enigmatic and alluring of the trio. But when she uncovers clues from her past life, secrets begin to unravel and Alina must figure out whether she's more than the soul she inherited, or if she's fated to repeat history.

American Housewife

American Housewife
Author: Helen Ellis
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780385541046
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Release: 2016-01-12
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A sharp, funny, delightfully unhinged collection of stories set in the dark world of domesticity, American Housewife features murderous ladies who lunch, celebrity treasure hunters, and the best bra fitter south of the Mason Dixon line. Meet the women of American Housewife: they wear lipstick, pearls, and sunscreen, even when it's cloudy. They casserole. They pinwheel. They pump the salad spinner like it's a CPR dummy. And then they kill a party crasher, carefully stepping around the body to pull cookies out of the oven. These twelve irresistible stories take us from a haunted prewar Manhattan apartment building to the set of a rigged reality television show, from the unique initiation ritual of a book club to the getaway car of a pageant princess on the lam, from the gallery opening of a tinfoil artist to the fitting room of a legendary lingerie shop. Vicious, fresh, and nutty as a poisoned Goo Goo Cluster, American Housewife is an uproarious, pointed commentary on womanhood.

Fragments of the Lost

Fragments of the Lost
Author: Megan Miranda
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780399556746
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Release: 2017-11-14
Editor: Crown Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the New York Times bestselling author of All the Missing Girls and The Perfect Stranger comes a suspenseful psychological mystery about one girl's search to uncover the truth behind her ex-boyfriend's death. Perfect for fans of We Were Liars and 13 Reasons Why. Jessa Whitworth knew she didn't belong in her ex-boyfriend Caleb's room. But she couldn't deny that she was everywhere--in his photos, his neatly folded T-shirts, even the butterfly necklace in his jeans pocket . . . the one she gave him for safe keeping on that day. His mother asked her to pack up his things--even though she blames Jessa for his accident. How could she say no? And maybe, just maybe, it will help her work through the guilt she feels about their final moments together. But as Jessa begins to box up the pieces of Caleb's life, they trigger memories that make Jessa realize their past relationship may not be exactly as she remembered. And she starts to question whether she really knew Caleb at all. Each fragment of his life reveals a new clue that propels Jessa to search for the truth about Caleb's accident. What really happened on the storm-swept bridge? Praise for Megan Miranda's All the Missing Girls: "This thriller's all of your fav page-turners (think: Luckiest Girl Alive, The Girl on the Train, Gone Girl) rolled into one." --TheSkimm "Fast-paced and frightening." --Refinery29 "[The] perfect read for thriller fans." --Bustle

The Missing

The Missing
Author: Melanie Florence
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781459410862
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Release: 2016-02-12
Editor: James Lorimer & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

After a girl she knows from school goes missing and is found dead in the Red River, Feather is shocked when the police write it off as a suicide. Then, it's Feather's best friend, Mia, who vanishes — but Mia's mom and abusive stepfather paint Mia as a frequent runaway, so the authorities won't investigate her disappearance either. Everyone knows that Native girls are disappearing and being killed, but no one is connecting the dots. When Feather's brother Kiowa is arrested under suspicion of Mia's abduction, Feather knows she has to clear his name. What Feather doesn't know is that the young serial killer who has taken Mia has become obsessed with Feather, and her investigation is leading her into terrible danger. Using as its background the ongoing circumstance of unsolved cases of missing and murdered Aboriginal women, this fictional thriller set in Winnipeg explores one teenager's response to a system that has long denied and misrepresented the problem.

The Hunting Wives

The Hunting Wives
Author: May Cobb
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780593101155
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Release: 2021-05-18
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

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“[A] sharply observed thriller.”—Pop Sugar "Sultry, salacious and utterly unpredictable....You'll devour it."--Riley Sager, New York Times bestselling author of Home Before Dark The Hunting Wives share more than target practice, martinis, and bad behavior in this novel of obsession, seduction, and murder. Sophie O'Neill left behind an envy-inspiring career and the stressful, competitive life of big-city Chicago to settle down with her husband and young son in a small Texas town. It seems like the perfect life with a beautiful home in an idyllic rural community. But Sophie soon realizes that life is now too quiet, and she's feeling bored and restless. Then she meets Margot Banks, an alluring socialite who is part of an elite clique secretly known as the Hunting Wives. Sophie finds herself completely drawn to Margot and swept into her mysterious world of late-night target practice and dangerous partying. As Sophie's curiosity gives way to full-blown obsession, she slips farther away from the safety of her family and deeper into this nest of vipers. When the body of a teenage girl is discovered in the woods where the Hunting Wives meet, Sophie finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation and her life spiraling out of control.

LORD OF LA PAMPA

LORD OF LA PAMPA
Author: Kay Thorpe,Chieko Hara
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9784596685544
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Release: 2015-01-01
Editor: Harlequin / SB Creative
Language: en

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Missing

Missing
Author: Linda O'Neal,Philip F. Tennyson,Rick Watson
Pages: 337
ISBN: 0882822683
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Release: 2006
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Recounts the disappearances and murders of twelve-year-old Ashley Pond and her best friend Miranda Gaddis, who were sexually abused and murdered within two months of each other by Ward Weaver.

Missing Girls

Missing Girls
Author: Lois Metzger
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0613359836
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Release: 2001-01
Editor: Turtleback
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

During eighth grade, Carrie moves in with her grandmother, becomes friends with an withdrawn classmate, and comes to terms with her mother's death.

Come Find Me

Come Find Me
Author: Megan Miranda
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780525578291
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Release: 2019
Editor: Crown Books For Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Told in two voices, sixteen-year-old Kennedy Jones and seventeen-year-old Nolan Chandler are drawn together by strange signals related to family tragedies, and find they are more connected than they could have imagined.