Lost Girls

Lost Girls

Book - 1999
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Criminal defence lawyer Bartholomew Crane is sent to a small lakeside town in order to defend a teacher. The accusation: the murder of two teenaged girls. Crane assumes the case will be open and shut, as the girls' bodies have never been found and there is very little evidence against the teacher. But the deeper he digs into the teacher's - and the town's - past, the more unnerved he becomes. Strange visions haunt his imagination; telephones ring in the dead of night; the gargoyles above his hotel's entrance seem to be watching him. And sometimes, out of the corner of his eye, he can see two identically dressed girls following wherever he goes ...
Publisher: Toronto : HarperFlamingo, c1999.
ISBN: 9780002255028
Characteristics: 357 p. ;,22 cm.


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Apr 03, 2017

I had requested this book a long time ago and finally got the message I had a hold to pick up. I did enjoy the story quite a bit as it was small town Northern Ontario, where I grew up, and liked reading about places I've actually been to. I reread several sentences to get the full or correct jist of the sentences, but I did get there finally.

trevordunfordswife Nov 03, 2015

Brilliant! LOVE the Canadian content! Want more from this author!

Aug 27, 2015

I would say that as a whole Pyper is a great writer, loved the damned, demonologist is great so far, and this book was nuanced ghost story/horror detailing how our pasts really do haunt us no matter how hard we try to forget. Loved it!

WVMLStaffPicks Dec 07, 2014

Lawyer Bartholomew Crane's first murder trial involves two murdered teenagers in an economically depressed northern Ontario town. Themes of teenage angst, small town close-mindedness and the spookiness of off-season lakes and cottage country make this a compelling thriller/ ghost story/ mystery--and a block-buster debut Canadian novel.

StratfordLibrary Mar 22, 2013

Blind Date With a Book Comment:"Not the usual kind of book I read so it was a nice change to read a suspense /murder /thriller. I enjoyed that it was Canadian. I felt that some parts were unclear and needed re-reading."

Jun 27, 2010

When you start reading you think the book has potential. Halfway through it peters out. So much descriptions of dreams, ghost stories real or imagined, or drug induced by the principle character's addiction to cocaine. Could not finsh this book, just didn't care!

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