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The Girl Who Was Taken

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Nina Alvamar

10 Hours 50 Minutes

Recorded Books

April 2017

Audio Book Summary

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 girls-one who returns, one who doesn't-and 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. It's a triumphant, inspiring story, except for one inconvenient detail: Nicole is still missing. Nicole's older sister Livia, a fellow in forensic pathology, expects that one day soon Nicole's body will be found, and it will be up to someone like Livia to analyze the evidence and finally determine her sister's fate. Instead, the first clue to Nicole's disappearance comes from another body that shows up in Livia's morgue-that of a young man connected to Nicole's 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 you've been looking for.

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  • Anonymous

    I really enjoyed this as an audiobook, especially because the narrator has a great tone for it. As a book to read, it's not my style.

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  • L0es058

    The plotting was great with all the characters’ stories meshing beautifully. It had all the suspense you need, and avoided the gore you might have expected. It was neither necessary or missed. The narrator was outstanding. This was the first book from this author I’ve heard/read but it will certainly not be the last.

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  • Patricia C.

    I loved this book. It kept me interested to the very end. Very suspenseful to the last page. The narrator was also excellent. If you like mysteries this one is for you.

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  • Anonymous

    I enjoyed this book. I thought the narrator did a good job distinguishing between the characters. I enjoy this style of book, either to read or listen to.

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  • Louise McCartney

    Very enjoyable story. I would definitely recommend

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  • Linda F.

    Good believable story. I liked the way the author worked the mystery. Not too many characters to keep up with. Some back and forth in time, but, that too was easy to follow. I get my 3-4 mile walks in listening to books. This one made me ready to get out and walk, and walk, and walk. Good narration, too.

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  • Beth McAllister

    At first I struggled to get into the story... but found myself listening every free moment. Great twists and turns. I really enjoyed this book.

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  • Chie W.

    I couldn’t put it down. It was very original and HR racing suspense. As a healthcare provider I also appreciated the way the author described what smoking does to bodies.

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  • Naomi Gontko

    The story was good but the way the narrator voiced Nicole irked me.

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  • Anonymous

    Great book I liked it very much

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