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The Girl Who Was Taken
The Girl Who Was Taken | Charlie Donlea
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Charlie Donlea, one of the most original new voices in suspense, returns with a haunting novel, laden with twists and high tension, about two abducted girlsone who returns, one who doesntand the forensics expert searching for answers. Nicole Cutty and Megan McDonald are both high school seniors in the small town of Emerson Bay, North Carolina. When they disappear from a beach party one warm summer night, police launch a massive search. No clues are found, and hope is almost lost until Megan miraculously surfaces after escaping from a bunker deep in the woods. A year later, the bestselling account of her ordeal has turned Megan from local hero to national celebrity. Its a triumphant, inspiring story, except for one inconvenient detail: Nicole is still missing. Nicoles older sister Livia, a fellow in forensic pathology, expects that one day soon Nicoles body will be found, and it will be up to someone like Livia to analyze the evidence and finally determine her sisters fate. Instead, the first clue to Nicoles disappearance comes from another body that shows up in Livias morguethat of a young man connected to Nicoles past. Livia reaches out to Megan for help, hoping to learn more about the night the two were taken. Other girls have gone missing too, and Livia is increasingly certain the cases are connected. But Megan knows more than she revealed in her blockbuster book. Flashes of memory are coming together, pointing to something darker and more monstrous than her chilling memoir describes. And the deeper she and Livia dig, the more they realize that sometimes true terror lies in finding exactly what youve been looking for. PRAISE FOR CHARLIE DONLEA AND SUMMIT LAKE A gem of a mystery, fast?paced and suspenseful. Catherine Coulter, #1 New York Times bestselling author Fans of contemporary suspense will enjoy this brisk read. Booklist An exciting debut, with all the right touches, captivating from the first page to the last. Theres a bright future ahead for this newcomer to the thriller genredefinitely a talent to watch. Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author Donlea keeps readers guessing throughout. The whodunit plot is clever and compelling . . . for fans of nonstop mysteries with a twist. Library Journal A swift, outstanding debut. Summit Lake engrossed me then knocked me cold. Charlie Donlea is a superb storyteller sure to damage the bestseller lists. Robert Dugoni, New York Times bestselling author With a soaring pace and teasing plot twists, Charlie Donleas debut mystery is like a cool drink of water with a twist of lemon. Its refreshing to find a book that has such a well-developed plot and excellent writing to back it up. BookPage
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KrystleTheBookSlayer
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I know I'm on a book buying ban, but this was in the bargain bin and it's National Buy a Book Day...also I really deserve it after this week. I'm not sure when I'll actually get to reading this, but it seems to have good reviews, has anyone read it?
#TreatYoself #buyabookday

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BlueStockingReviews
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Nicole Cutty and Megan McDonald are both high school seniors in the small town of Emerson Bay, North Carolina. They both disappear from a beach party one summer night. No clues to the disappearance are found and hope is almost lost, until ...check out full review https://www.bluestockingreviews.com/blog/the-girl-who-was-taken

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GripLitGrl 🙌❤ 14mo
JoScho 🖤🖤🖤 14mo
Ddzmini Wait child do all kinds of things to books 👀😳 maybe adults or young adults? 😝 or am I wrong @LibrarianRyan and all my other librarian friends 🤗 14mo
LibrarianRyan @Ddzmini oh goodness yes. They get their nails done, become sails on pirate ships. You name it. I love the stories we here when some come back damaged. Other times I want to kill the parents. 14mo
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Victoriahoperose
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This had all the element of a good thriller. There was a strong plot and a creepy story. A lot of really unique characters combined with plot points that were shocking also filled the pages. And at the end, I was pretty surprised by the twist. If you like thrillers, this is a great one!

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Caffeinated_Reader
The Girl Who Was Taken | Charlie Donlea
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This is book number 30 of my year. I‘m getting really sick of life mucking up my reading time so I refuse to let anything or anyone interruptt me lol but seriously though I‘m no longer available for social events...my time is all booked ahhh hahaha🤓📖👣

Caffeinated_Reader Omg! I absolutely loved this book. The characters were so awesome and even the ones you wanted to die kinda grew on you once you realized they were just crying out for help in all the wrong ways & finding it in the wrong guys. So sad. The ending was epic and sad so there‘s that too. 5/5 stars for sure! 1y
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ScientistSam
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A solid, exciting mystery/thriller. I enjoyed seeing events from the perspective of Livia, a fellow in the MEs office whose sister disappeared a year ago, the same night as the disappearance of another local young woman who escaped. Told as a series of flashbacks interspersing the current day narrative, the story takes an unexpected turn near the end.

I thought I'd figured out who dunnit halfway through, but it turned out to be a red herring!

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ScientistSam
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Friday night plans...

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tricours
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This was a perfectly fine mystery about abduction (but nothing nearly as exquisite as The Collector or Zombie). Not necessarily a book I would read in print, but as an audiobook it is perfect since there‘s always something happening and it‘s really impossible to get bored or start thinking about other things. Good entertainment!

Cathythoughts I‘m nearly finished See What I Have Done on Audible ( excellent) this one sounds good , I‘ll look it up 👍 2y
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aprilbapryll
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Reading at night puts him to sleep.

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CatLadyBibliophile
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Finished one (of my two) packed books on the way to the airport. Luckily I had enough time to dash through the bookstore before I get to my gate!

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Ckbadara
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Great book! This was a quick, fast paced book that kept me reading. I will be picking up more books from the author for sure! A definite pick!

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ScientistSam
The Girl Who Was Taken | Charlie Donlea
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My giveaways from a half day at #BookCon. Any particularly catch your eye?

Alfoster Yes, liked The Girl Who Was Taken! 2y
Marla The Invasion of Heaven was different. A little weird. 2y
Seekingtardis The Unleashing is amazing! The series is wonderful and the Author is magical! 2y
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ScientistSam @Alfoster glad to hear it! It looks like a good, suspenseful read. @Marla a little weird can be good, right? @Seekingtardis that makes me really excited to read it! 2y
Marla @ScientistSam yes, a little weird can be good. It is well written. 2y
batsy Facing Frederick looks really good! 2y
MorganNotMegan Girl Who Was Taken is great! 2y
ScientistSam @batsy it really does! 2y
ScientistSam @MorganNotMegan good to know! 2y
CatLadyBibliophile The Girl Who Was Taken! Such a good one 2y
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Ckbadara
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I usually try to use the library instead of buying books, but I could not resist going out and buying this book. My local library doesn't have it yet and I've read good reviews so I decided I just couldn't wait!

MyNamesParadise I preordered this book on Amazon and it's currently in a huge stack of other hardbacks I've preordered from Amazon and haven't gotten around to yet. Pretty sure the stack is going to fall over one of these days! 2y
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CatLadyBibliophile
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What even is my life? #BEA2017 is this week, and I am going to run out of space for my books before things even get started. I not only met Charlie Donlea today, but I got to talk with him about his newest book! If you love CSI you MUST read this one.

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MorganNotMegan
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This girl was taken away with how amazing this book was! Two high school girls both go missing after a party, a few weeks later one of them returns - but the other is still missing. Is the girl who returned hiding something? Or is she a victim in all of this, who just can't seem to remember anything important about that night ... Woven into this is the story of the missing girl's sister who is studying to be a forensic scientist. SOO GOOD 😍🤓😍

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Nebula_of_Books
The Girl Who Was Taken | Charlie Donlea

TODAYS THE DAY! My blog is being featured as the blog of the day for the release of this novel! Check out my review at www.nebulaofbooks.com - click Reviews in the top right of the screen. Thank you for the support!

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Nebula_of_Books
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Great book, showcases Donlea as the next big thing in murder mysteries. Fast paced and filled with twists and turns, this book looks at the kidnapping of a high school girl and the reopening of a case gone cold many years before.

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Nebula_of_Books
The Girl Who Was Taken | Charlie Donlea

Check out my blog, Nebula of Books, on May 9th as it's the featured blog on the book release blog tour!

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Enjoying this beautiful Florida weather. Relaxing on my back patio and getting some reading in.

RadicalReader @Nebula_of_Books do you prefer reading on your iPad or your kindle more? 14mo
Nebula_of_Books @RadicalReader definitely my kindle paperwhite. 14mo
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MorganNotMegan
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I know I've raved about Charlie Donlea's previous book on here (SUMMIT LAKE, so good go read it) so I was super excited when an ARC for his next book made it into my hands, with something extra too! Gotta love when swag gets added to a mailer! 😎 The cover for this is gorgeous, and the description made me move this to the top of my weekend TBR pile.