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Before she was found / Heather Gudenkauf.

Gudenkauf, Heather, author. (Author).
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Available copies

  • 2 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Barnesville Public Library GUD (Text) 33500013046834 New Available -
Fosston Public Library GUD (Text) 33500013046842 New Checked out 10/01/2019
Godel Memorial-Warren Library GUD (Text) 35500006163354 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780778307730
  • ISBN: 0778307735
  • ISBN: 9780778308621
  • ISBN: 0778308626
  • Physical Description: 366 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto, ON : Park Row Books, [2019]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: A gripping thriller about three young girlfriends, a dark obsession and a chilling crime that shakes up a quiet Iowa town. For twelve-year-old Cora Landry and her friends Violet and Jordyn, it was supposed to be an ordinary sleepover--movies and Ouija and talking about boys. But when they decide to sneak out to go to the abandoned rail yard on the outskirts of town, little do they know that their innocent games will have dangerous consequences. Later that night, Cora Landry is discovered on the tracks, bloody and clinging to life, her friends nowhere to be found. Soon their small rural town is thrust into a maelstrom. Who would want to hurt a young girl like Cora--and why? In an investigation that leaves no stone unturned, everyone is a suspect and no one can be trusted--not even those closest to Cora. Before She Was Found is a timely and gripping thriller about friendship and betrayal, about the power of social pressure and the price of needing to fit in. It is about the great lengths a parent will go to protect their child and keep them safe--even if that means burying the truth, no matter the cost.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 March #1
    In Pitch, Iowa, a vicious attack on a pair of young girls brings a terrifying urban legend to life. Late one night, 12-year-olds Cora, Violet, and Jordyn sneak out to Pitch's abandoned train depot, where Cora is stabbed and severely beaten. When the police arrive, Violet emerges from the adjacent cornfield covered in blood, while Jordyn is found safe at home. Only Violet reveals clues about that night: according to her, Cora was attacked by Pitch's local bogeyman, Joseph Wither. In 1944, Wither ran away after a failed romance, and local lore has it that pairs of girls are periodically attacked near the depot, one killed and the other lured away as Wither's new love. Beth Crow, Violet's mother, searches for the truth as her daughter falls under suspicion, while Jordyn's grandfather swallows shame and hides any trace of the girl's involvement. Followers of the popular podcast Lore and the horror film Slender Man will enjoy this suspenseful tale. Also recommend C. J. Tudor's The Chalk Man (2018) and Luca Veste's The Bone Keeper (2018). Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Girls > Fiction.
Rural crimes > Fiction.
Secrecy > Fiction.
Bullying > Fiction.
FICTION / Thrillers.
FICTION / Psychological.
Genre: Suspense fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction).
Suspense fiction.

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