If you loved THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, don't miss this sensational suspense thriller that will keep you guessing to the very end . . .
Her truth is only half the story . . .
Megan McDonald is a high school senior when she disappears from the small town of Emerson Bay. Miraculously, after two weeks held captive, she escapes from a bunker hidden deep in the woods.
Now, one year on, Megan is a national celebrity thanks to her bestselling book, Missing. It's an inspiring story - except for one inconvenient detail.
There was a second girl who was taken. Her classmate Nicole Cutty.
Livia Cutty is a forensic pathologist. Every time a Jane Doe arrives at the morgue she wonders if it's her missing sister. However it's the body of a young man, an apparent suicide, that finally offers the first clue to Nicole's fate. So Livia reaches out to Megan for help.
But Megan knows more than she's revealed. Flashes of memory are coming together - and they are pointing to something darker and more monstrous than anything her chilling memoir describes.
In this fast-moving page-turner from Donlea (Summit Lake), fledgling forensic pathologist Livia Cutty is determined to find answers about the fate of her missing sister, Nicole, who vanished from a high school beach party in Emerson Bay, N.C., a year or so earlier, along with classmate Megan McDonald. Megan has become a media darling since her recent escape from the bunker where she was held. A body brought to Livia's Raleigh, N.C., morgue provides her first break. The badly decomposed corpse of a young man with puzzling injuries is identified as that of drifter Casey Delevan. When the news of the man's death goes public as part of a homicide investigation, Livia gets a call from a friend of Nicole's claiming a link between Casey and Nicole. Starting to investigate in earnest with the aid of emotionally fragile Megan, the sympathetic doctor stumbles across a disturbing secret side to her sister and into very real danger. Donlea skillfully maximizes suspense by juggling narrators and time all the way to the shocking albeit implausible final twists.
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The girl who was taken
One of the best books I have read.
Suspense built then died
Would have loved to have found out if Livia’s sister Nicole was the body in the woods. This book led up to that suspense but then killed it by not releasing that it was Nicole or not.
The girl who was taken
Wow, a brilliant read! I had been going through a rough patch not being able to find something I could sink my teeth into and stumbled across this book and just like that my rough patch is behind me !!!! It was so good I am now going to read something else by Charlie Donlea. Thank you Charlie.