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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Ada Public Library MCH (Text) 33500013422563 New Checked out 08/12/2021
Climax Public Library MCH (Text) 33500013422571 New Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780399590313
  • ISBN: 0399590315
  • Physical Description: 238 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, [2021]

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Summary, etc.:
"On a hot, hazy summer day, Sarabeth is forced to work her family's farmstand in Arkansas. It was only recently that Sarabeth had a normal teenage life in town, able to see her friends, starting to date--but that was before her parents found God and moved her and her siblings to a farm in the middle of nowhere. Now she has to wear long dresses even in the blistering heat, can't cut her hair, and can't spend time with anyone her age. Sarabeth has become rebellious and wayward, refusing to adapt--then she is taken. Blindfolded and chained to a basement wall, Sarabeth is held captive for weeks by a person she never sees or speaks to, and just when she thinks her life is about to be over, she wakes up along the side of a highway, where she is discovered by a passing motorist. Now an adult, she goes by Sarah, has cut ties with her family entirely, and has made a contented, if solitary life for herself as an adult in St. Louis. That is, until Detective Nick Farrow with the Missouri Highway Patrol Missing Persons calls her, wanting her help to investigate the recent disappearance of a young girl in a case which bears striking similarities to Sarah's own. In this riveting new novel from Laura McHugh, a woman finds that sometimes our attempt to loosen the ties to our past only bind us further. McHugh enthralls with this suspenseful tale of a woman who pulls a real-life Gone Girl"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 May #2
    In her fourth stand-alone (after The Wolf Wants In, 2019), McHugh delivers a harrowing rural thriller with a Southern gothic feel to it, set deep in the heart of the Ozarks. As her eighteenth birthday draws near, Sarabeth finds that instead of living her dream of community college, her fundamentalist parents are planning to force her into an arranged marriage. When she is subsequently abducted and found a week later alongside a highway in a bloodstained slip with a shorn head, her family's rejection of her provides a chance to start a new life. But it's not much of a life. Sarabeth's horrific ordeal, blindfolded in darkness and silence, has left her empty and paranoid, but she soldiers on, finding some comfort in her work with an animal rescue group. Investigator Nick Farrow asks for her help in an abduction similar to hers, and, after hesitating, she agrees. This is a redemptive and absorbing tale of one victim's courage in confronting her suffocating past. Discerning readers will recognize the truth before Sarabeth does, but it doesn't matter. There are surprising final twists to come. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Laura McHugh is the internationally bestselling author of The Weight of Blood, winner of the International Thriller Writers Award and Silver Falchion Award for best first novel; Arrowood, an International Thriller Writers Award finalist for best novel; and The Wolf Wants In. McHugh lives in Missouri with her husband and daughters.

Subject: Kidnapping > Fiction.
Missing persons > Fiction.
Missing persons.
Genre: Fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Thrillers (Fiction)
Thrillers (Fiction)

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