Lost Girls

Lost Girls

Book - 2001
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Attorney Bartholomew Crane doesn't belong in the small town of Murdoch. And the town of Murdoch doesn't want him there. Even Crane's client, a teacher accused of killing two girls, his own students, doesn't seem to care if Crane gets him off or not. But Bartholomew Crane has come to Murdoch to try his first murder case -- and he intends to win at all costs. That is, until the case takes an unexpected turn. For as Crane begins to piece together a defense for his client, he finds himself being drawn into a bizarre legend at the heart of the town's history -- a legend that is slowly coming alive before his eyes. Unnerved by visions he sees on Murdoch's dark streets, by the ringing of a telephone down the deserted hallway of his hotel, Crane is beginning to suspect that what is happening to him is happening for a reason. And that the two lost girls of Murdoch may be intricately tied to the town's shameful history ... and to a dark episode in his own long-forgotten past.
Publisher: New York : Dell, 2001, c1999.
ISBN: 9780440235460
0440235464
Branch Call Number: Fiction
Characteristics: 452 p. ; 18 cm.

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trepid
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.

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trevordunfordswife
Nov 03, 2015

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

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mnovak27
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."

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blossom21
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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