The girl from Widow Hills [electronic resource] / Megan Miranda.
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- ISBN: 9781501165443 (electronic bk)
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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.
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- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 May #1
As the twentieth anniversary of her childhood trauma nears, Olivia Meyer's life begins falling apart. She's the girl from Widow Hills, Kentucky, who, as six-year-old Arden Maynor, went sleepwalking in a record storm and was swept away into drainpipes, from which she was miraculously rescued three days later, becoming a national news story. Now with a legally changed name and a master's degree in health-care management, she keeps her past a secret while making a new life for herself as a hospital administrator in North Carolina. But then she starts sleepwalking again, stumbling one night over a murdered body between her yard and her neighbor's. When the victim is found to be the man who rescued her 20 years earlier, her past is likely to be revealed. Worse, she doesn't know whether she had a part in his death. Miranda, a best-selling author of thrillers for both adults and YAs, sprinkles the present-day narrative with transcripts and reports from Olivia's past, building suspense with startling plot twists that lead to a stunning climax. Another compulsive page-turner from an accomplished author. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
Megan Miranda is the New York Times bestselling author of All the Missing Girls, The Perfect Stranger, and The Last House Guest, a Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick. She has also written several books for young adults, including Come Find Me, Fragments of the Lost, and The Safest Lies. She grew up in New Jersey, graduated from MIT, and lives in North Carolina with her husband and two children. Follow @MeganLMiranda on Twitter and Instagram, or visit MeganMiranda.com.
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