When She Was Gone (Paperback)
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Short Description for When She Was Gone Tom Perotta's "Little Children" meets Alice Sebold's "The Lovely Bones" in this suspenseful and beautifully wrought story of a 17-year-old girl who vanishes on the eve of her departure for college, as told through the alternating perspectives of her neighbors.
- Published: 19 March 2013
- Format: Paperback 304 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781451684742 ISBN 10: 1451684746
Full description for When She Was Gone
"W""hat happened to Linsey Hart? "When the Cornell-bound teenager disappears into the steamy blue of a late-summer morning, her quiet neighborhood is left to pick apart the threads of their own lives and assumptions. Linsey's neighbors are just ordinary people--but even ordinary people can keep terrible secrets hidden close. There's Linsey's mother, Abigail, whose door-to-door searching makes her social-outcast status painfully obvious; Mr. Leonard, the quiet, retired piano teacher with insomnia, who saw Linsey leave; Reeva, the queen bee of a clique of mothers, now obsessed with a secret interest; Timmy, Linsey's lovelorn ex-boyfriend; and George, an eleven-year-old loner who is determined to find out what happened to his missing neighbor. As the days of Linsey's absence tick by, dread and hope threaten to tear a community apart. This luminous new novel by the acclaimed author of "The Orphan Sister "explores coming of age in the shadows of a suburban life, and what is revealed when the light suddenly shines in. . . .