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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Mahnomen Public Library WIL (Text) 33500013794565 New Checked out 06/22/2023
Moorhead Public Library WIL (Text) 33500013794557 New Checked out 06/17/2023

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  • ISBN: 9781643859163
  • ISBN: 1643859161
  • Physical Description: 312 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Crooked Lane, 2023.

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"For Charlie and her niece Katie, it's supposed to be a quiet holiday in the peaceful, out-of-the-way seaside town of Hithechurch, England. Charlie is researching a book on the folklore of the area, and the gloomy sea and dangerous caves seem to offer up plenty of material, while Katie is just there to run wild and get some fresh air. But Charlie's research reveals a deeper, darker secret, one that uncovers her own, carefully hidden past. Because young women are going missing again: a teenage girl snatched from the beach in broad daylight, and before that, other girls through the decades have vanished from the area, their families left with no answers and no bodies to bury. Charlie's creation was a thing of felt, straw, fury, and a rusty pair of scissors in the dark. It couldn't be her monster. Could it? Charlie is set on discovering the truth about the girls' disappearances, but she's about to encounter a force of pure, obsessive malevolence that threatens to destroy anything in its path"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2023 April #1
    *Starred Review* During a family vacation to the sleepy seaside town of Hithechurch, England, 11-year-old Charlie meets Emily, and they soon become fast friends. Charlie loves to tell scary stories, inventing or embellishing when she can. After Emily becomes violently obsessed with one of Charlie's tales, another girl is found dead, and both Emily and Charlie are charged with her murder. When Charlie visits Hithechurch as an adult hoping for closure, she is drawn to the case of another missing girl, stepping into a darker tale whose secrets have been buried deep far too long. Charlie is unexpectedly likable, despite her background, and readers will find themselves rooting for her. The changing point of view slowly but satisfyingly ups the level of intensity throughout the story, especially once the POVs come together at the end. The twists are unexpected and delightfully creepy. A brilliantly crafted tale of unexplained disappearances and macabre urban legends, Williams' sophomore thriller is even better than her debut, A Dark and Secret Place (2021). Recommend to fans of Stacy Willingham, Karin Slaughter, and Stephen King. Copyright 2023 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Jen Williams lives in London with her partner and their small ridiculous cat. Having been a fan of grisly fairy tales from a young age, these days Jen writes dark unsettling thrillers with strong female leads, as well as character-driven fantasy novels with plenty of adventure and magic. She has twice won the British Fantasy Award for her Winnowing Flame trilogy, and when she's not writing books she works as a bookseller and a freelance copywriter.

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

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