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The Lost Girls
The Lost Girls: A Novel | Heather Young
A stunning debut novel that examines the price of loyalty, the burden of regret, the meaning of salvation, and the sacrifices we make for those we love, told in the voices of two unforgettable women linked by a decades-old family mystery at a picturesque lake house. In 1935, six-year-old Emily Evans vanishes from her familys vacation home on a remote Minnesota lake. Her disappearance destroys the familyher father commits suicide, and her mother and two older sisters spend the rest of their lives at the lake house, keeping a decades-long vigil for the lost child. Sixty years later, Lucy, the quiet and watchful middle sister, lives in the lake house alone. Before her death, she writes the story of that devastating summer in a notebook that she leaves, along with the house, to the only person who might care: her grandniece, Justine. For Justine, the lake house offers freedom and stabilitya way to escape her manipulative boyfriend and give her daughters the home she never had. But the long Minnesota winter is just beginning. The house is cold and dilapidated. The dark, silent lake is isolated and eerie. Her only neighbor is a strange old man who seems to know more about the summer of 1935 than hes telling. Soon Justines troubled oldest daughter becomes obsessed with Emilys disappearance, her mother arrives to steal her inheritance, and the man she left launches a dangerous plan to get her back. In a house haunted by the sorrows of the women who came before her, Justine must overcome their tragic legacy if she hopes to save herself and her children.
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TorieStorieS
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This #audiobook had some interesting moments, and it did keep my attention through to the end, but I never really liked either narrator and I thought by the end that these are all women that I‘m thankful aren‘t real! Yikes!!! #AudioColoring

Crazeedi Very pretty!! 5mo
TorieStorieS Thanks, @Crazeedi !!! 😊 5mo
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That-Bookish-Hiker
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Mehso-so

I didn‘t really expect anything when I started this book but by the end I just had lukewarm feeling for the story. It wasn‘t a mystery/thriller in the traditional sense and that threw me off at first. But really the story was kind of slow going and I didn‘t really care for Justin‘s at first.

While this was written well I felt like this was just an ok story.

⭐️⭐️⭐️

JHgotham I like that Funko 5mo
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acdiamond
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Amazing book. Great twists at the end and a heart felt story.

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Eggs
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Great debut novel--generational, suspenseful, redemptive. What happened to six year old Emily, sister of Lilith and Lucy? Her body was never found ... The setting is a lake house in northern Minnesota.

JoScho I still think about this one. I would love to read more from this author. 1y
Eggs Agreed @JoScho 1y
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SilversReviews
The Lost Girls: A Novel | Heather Young
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#challenge
#giveaway
#oldlcoolbooks
@Linsy

TODAY‘S PROMPT: LOST BOOKS

I don‘t have any lost books, but I have a book titled THE LOST GIRLS to share.

THE LOST GIRLS was a family saga that had chapters about the lives of the three sisters.

I enjoyed THE LOST GIRLS despite the gloomy feeling that seemed to overshadow everyone.

https://silversolara.blogspot.com/2016/07/the-lost-girls-by-heather-young.html

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JoScho
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This was a great debut 🖤

GypsyKat I got this yesterday! 👍 1y
JoScho @GypsyKat it has been a while since I read it but I really enjoyed it and find myself thinking of it from time to time. I hope you enjoy it 💕 (edited) 1y
GypsyKat @JoScho It looks really good! And I can‘t resist a good looking book deal! 💗😂 1y
JoScho @GypsyKat same here! I always rationalize it like it is cheaper than a Happy Meal! I am not sure why that is my go to comparison though 😂 1y
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Hooked_on_books
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Moving back and forth from Lucy‘s story of her momentous 1935 summer at age 11 and her great niece Justine‘s life around 2000, The Lost Girls is the story of family secrets, tragedies, and relationships. I enjoyed the alternating voices and the arc of each narrative. I did have to crank the audio to 2x for the slowness of the Lucy chapters.

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Purplerosiepage
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Mehso-so

This wasn‘t terrible, but it wasn‘t great. I knew from the beginning that the father was probably molesting his daughters, because that‘s the thing that writers write about now, in an attempt to be brave or daring or different. But, it‘s none of those things. It‘s tired and unnecessary, and its inclusion doesn‘t shed any light to an issue or bring awareness. It‘s just sad, and I‘m tired of it.

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Chocamanda
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A gift from the library heavens! 🤓📚🤗

britt_brooke Yay, Overdrive! 💚 2y
JoScho I have this one on hold as well. Hope it comes through soon! 2y
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Asthecroweflies
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Very slow for the first half, but sad and touching for the rest of the way. I‘m glad I stuck with it because it was a pretty good book for her first novel.

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Asthecroweflies
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I‘m having a hard time getting into this book.

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MeJeMiller
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Mehso-so

I mean, I didn't absolutely hate it. Book wasn't very grabbing to me. Didn't fall in love with characters or the writing. It was time filler on vacation.

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SoMuchBooks
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A little over 50 pages left and I don't want to read it because I don't want to find out what happened!!! I feel it, though...the threads are so good here...these characters are so pained.

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Jessica_Jean
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I hate all the characters in this book! Justine is a weak willed idiot. Lilith and Lucy are boring old asses, but I need to finish this awful book.

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Captivatedbybooks
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I wish had atleast 3 books for March but here's my March books.

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MyNamesParadise
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I listened to the playaway audio version & overall enjoyed the performances! During Lucy's sections off & on throughout I would zone out bc the older woman's voice put me to sleep &overall Justine's sections were more lively! In terms of the story, I enjoyed the progressions over the 2 timelines & how they connected. I predicted plot developments in both timelines but overall an enjoyable book that takes a look at cowardice & the price of secrecy.

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MyNamesParadise
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OMG!!! I KNEW IT!!! I knew Lucy's and Lillith's creepy AF Minister Father molested his daughters!!!! What a f***ing loser & creep!! See I'm just against organized religion and all the BS it preaches about purity! 😡😡😡😡😡

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MyNamesParadise
The Lost Girls: A Novel | Heather Young

I love how Lucy and Justine (in different timelines) both found solace in books and in libraries in general! It's great to listen to! #LitsyLovesLibraries

Bette I loved this one. 👍❤😊 3y
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MyNamesParadise
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On to my 3rd #playaway!

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GrammaCar
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My current read. I wouldn't have chosen it, but the local bookstore owner recommended it. So I'm giving it a try. About 1/3 of the way through. So far, so good...

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vale77
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Great book!

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Jenshootsweddings
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Mehso-so

I was super excited for this one but it fell a little flat for me. It wasn't bad, but it was simple and a little predictable.

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Jenshootsweddings
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We decided to stay home today and try Michigan in the morning instead. I didn't make a blanket fort, but I have been curled up reading and I may not move until the morning. I can hear the freezing rain and wind outside, so I think this was a good decision!

Betty Glad you stayed put! 3y
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guinsgirlreads
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There are only a few in all of the books that's I've read that are ones I would have liked to have thrown across the room. This one is the latest and most memorable though. Forced myself to get halfway through, had to extend my loan out of it, and still just couldn't finish it. It just went nowhere for me. Hate that ugh! 👎🏻😟 #photoadaynov16

JoeStalksBeck It's disappoints me so bad when I have a book on hold for what seems like an eternity, I'm all excited when I get it then.....😝 3y
guinsgirlreads Yeah.. its disappointing to get halfway through or more and still not be able to get to the end ☠️ 3y
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AlwaysReading
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This was an amazing historical mystery. A book that had me guessing until the end. The author did a great job of doling out the plot and letting the reader make their own assumptions. Then, when the reveal came it wasn't what I was expecting at all.

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Iowalibrarychick
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Oh this one was sooooo good! I don't know what to say without giving anything away, but a great family story full of secrets, deception, and a family patriarch who isn't what you think. Told with beautiful descriptions of a lake resort in northern Minnesota. I felt I was there.

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Iowalibrarychick
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My litfluence numbers are pitiful! How do you all have numbers in the tens of thousands?????

CherylDeFranceschi It took me a long time to start getting litfluence. I post everyday. The litfluence shall come! Do not despair. 3y
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guinsgirlreads
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Almost 200 pages in and it still wasn't going anywhere for me 😤👎🏻 Wayyy too much on my TBR to be stuck on this one forever.

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guinsgirlreads
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Has anyone read this? I've been on it forever and that's unusual for me... I'm almost 200 pages in and am really thinking of bailing 😬💤 is it worth finishing? Not really enjoying it so far, and there isn't much room left for it to get better..?! 🤔🙅🏻❔❔❔💯

BookishMarginalia Life's too short. I vote bail. 3y
guinsgirlreads You're probably right... I feel like it's just in my way ! 🚮 3y
guinsgirlreads Thanks you! 3y
Amanda.Weinheimer It was the same for me. I stuck through it but it took me forever. 3y
guinsgirlreads Good to know! I don't think I'm going to stick it out 😫 3y
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guinsgirlreads
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Playing outside before work 🤓☕️👋🏻

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patconnor
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A couldn't put it down read.

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guinsgirlreads
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Taking a break from cleaning and laundry 🛁📖 my bathtub caddy = best invention ever!

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FiFisbooks
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i really enjoyed this book. definitely reccommended. unexpected ending.

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HarleyQuinn
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Got this one today!

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Librarylady
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I loved this book that alternated between the present and 1935. I loved the Minnesota cabin and the mystery of what happened to Lillith and Lucy's sister, Emily. This is a first novel for Heather Young - I'm hoping to read more from her!

[DELETED] 2232195534 Yay! Looking forward to it at some point! 3y
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Librarylady
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I'm excited to read this one. I've just started The Lost Girls this evening and am already enjoying the different narrators and time periods and the Minnesota setting. I'm also loving the fact that there's a little suspense to this novel.

jessberk13 That sounds interesting!!! 3y
[DELETED] 2232195534 Got this one on my list. Seems like a perfect fall book. Love the spooky cover! 3y
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Librarylady
The Lost Girls: A Novel | Heather Young

I'm excited to read this one. I've just started The Lost Girls this evening and am already enjoying the different narrators and time periods and the Minnesota setting. I'm also loving the fact that there's a little suspense to this novel.

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Bette
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The Lost Girls jumped the pile because of the lengthy holds queue but it was worth it. A decades old missing child mystery runs along side of the present day, bumpy, family life of the child's ancestors as it slowly reveals how old secrets continue to haunt the family. I slowed down to savor this one. I thought it was a strong read for being a debut novel. 😊

BookishMarginalia What a gorgeous cat! 😻 3y
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CyranoseDeBergerac Be well, Dex! 3y
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Bette Thanks! 3y
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LizKay
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Lucy's secrets from the long ago summer when her sister went missing have reverberated through two generations. Now, her great-niece comes home to the lake to reclaim the future. Rich characters and relationships throughout.

[DELETED] 2232195534 Really want to read that one!! Nice to hear your thoughts! 3y
LizKay Thanks, @kaysreadinglife! I don't often read mysteries, but this book makes me feel like I should. 3y
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DianeDeMasi
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Getting ready to start this one.

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Niks_Nook
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Has anyone read this? If so, is it worth continuing? I just can't get into it. 😕

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Niks_Nook
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This weekend's read