Cemetery Girl

Cemetery Girl

Book - 2011
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A missing child is every parent's nightmare. What comes next is even worse in this riveting thriller from the bestselling author of Bring Her Home and Somebody I Used to Know .

Tom and Abby Stuart had everything: a perfect marriage, successful careers, and a beautiful twelve-year-old daughter, Caitlin. Then one day she vanished without a trace. For a while they grasped at every false hope and followed every empty lead, but the tragedy ended up changing their lives, overwhelming them with guilt and dread, and shattering their marriage.

Four years later, Caitlin is found alive--dirty and disheveled, yet preternaturally calm. She won't discuss where she was or what happened. And when the police arrest a suspect connected to the disappearance, Caitlin refuses to testify, leaving the Stuarts with a choice: Let the man who may be responsible for destroying their lives walk away, or take matters into their own hands. And when Tom decides to try to uncover the truth for himself, he finds that nothing that has happened yet can prepare him for what he is about to discover.
Publisher: New York : New American Library, 2011.
ISBN: 9780451234674
Branch Call Number: BEL
Characteristics: 391 pages ; 21 cm

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cameralover53
Mar 25, 2016

A 12 yr. old girl goes missing...This novel poses more questions than it answers about what might happen if a 12 yr. old girl goes missing, then is found and returns home after 4 yrs. Would home life return to normal? Would she be delighted to be back home? How would the abduction have affected her? Would she be the same person she was when she went missing? We don't really know how we would react (as parents or as the 12 yr. old girl) if this happened to us...but the idea stimulates a great deal of thought. We take for granted the reunion will have a happy ending, but this novel offers us an alternative and unexpected scenario. Given that personalities are so varied, this story shows us how people do not always react the way we might expect. Stimulates many questions and thoughts on abductions and the emotional side effects for the abducted child as well as the parents.

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FlingingPasta
Dec 29, 2015

Thoroughly good page turner. I'd like to say it was somewhat forgettable, but the characters, story, and certain scenes linger on. It too took it on a whim, and enjoyed it. As the father of two, an unexpected takeaway was how to reach the heart and mind of a teenager.

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Pisinga
Nov 23, 2015

The topic is different, but the atmosphere in this book reminded me of "Gone Baby Gone". Too many dialogues, although they are not damaging. It would be a good movie based on this book. My question is - teens may be so naive?

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2littletime
May 19, 2014

Really creepy twist on the kidnapped child story; disturbing like Emma Donohue's 'The Room', with well-drawn characters similar to those in Linwood Barclay's recent books. A definite page-turner.

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