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Detroit Lakes Public Library WHI (Text) 33500013276811 New Available -
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  • ISBN: 9781643853888
  • ISBN: 1643853880
  • Physical Description: 260 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Crooked Lane, 2020.

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Summary, etc.:
"It's August 1984 and paper boy Christopher Stewart has gone missing. Hours later, twelve-year-old Sammy Cox hurries home from his own paper route, red-faced and out of breath, hiding a secret. Crystal, Sammy's seventeen-year-old sister, is worried by the disappearance but she also sees an opportunity: The Stewart case has echoes of an earlier unsolved disappearance of another boy one town over. Crystal senses the makings of an award-winning essay, one that could win her a scholarship and ticket out of their small Iowa town. Officer Dale Goodkind can't believe his bad luck: another town and another paper boy kidnapping. But this time, he vows that it won't go unsolved. As the abductions set in motion and unpredictable chain of violent, devastating events touching each life in unexpected ways, Dale is forced to face his own demons."--Publisher description.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 May #1
    A community is shaken by a local paperboy's disappearance—the second in two years. Crystal Cox, an ambitious high-school senior, is soon obsessed with the case, partly out of sisterly concern and partly because cracking the story could help enable her to escape from her small Iowa town. Crystal's efforts and the secrets weighing on her brother, Sammy, are interwoven with the investigation by one of the police officers, who also has his own mixed motivations. A frustratingly obvious red herring and the character of Officer Goodkind, who never rises above every taking it personally police-procedural cliché, get in the way of the narrative, but when the book's focus moves away from the whodunit aspect and more on exploring how we cope once we learn people do terrible things, it is very, very good. An air of menace laced with melancholy hangs over every page, a mourning for a more innocent time that perhaps never was real. The monsters were always there; we just couldn't see them. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Kali White's stories and essays have appeared in Midwestern Gothic, Nowhere Magazine, Poets & Writers, The Writer and several anthologies. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts, is a recipient of a State of Iowa major artist grant and is currently a faculty member of the Lindenwood University MFA Creative Writing Program.

Subject: Missing persons > Fiction.
Paperboys > Fiction.
Police > Fiction.
Kidnapping victims > Fiction.
Secrecy > Fiction.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.

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