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Dark Lie | [Nancy Springer]

Dark Lie

To their neighbors, Dorrie and Sam White are a contented couple in America's heartland, with steady jobs, a suburban home, and plenty of community activities to keep them busy. But they're not quite what they seem. For plain, hard-working Sam hides a depth of devotion for his wife that no one would suspect. And Dorrie is living a lie - beset by physical ailments, alone within herself...and secretly following the comings and goings of the 16-year-old daughter, Juliet, she gave up for adoption when she was hardly more than a child herself. Then one day at the mall, Dorrie watches horror-stricken as Juliet is abducted; forced into a van that drives away....
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Publisher's Summary

In this gripping psychological thriller - smart, chilling, and unrelenting Nancy Springer establishes herself as an exciting new suspense writer with a distinctive voice and some surprises up her sleeve....

To their neighbors, Dorrie and Sam White are a contented couple in America's heartland, with steady jobs, a suburban home, and plenty of community activities to keep them busy. But they're not quite what they seem. For plain, hard-working Sam hides a depth of devotion for his wife that no one would suspect. And Dorrie is living a lie - beset by physical ailments, alone within herself...and secretly following the comings and goings of the 16-year-old daughter, Juliet, she gave up for adoption when she was hardly more than a child herself.

Then one day at the mall, Dorrie watches horror-stricken as Juliet is abducted; forced into a van that drives away. Instinctively, Dorrie sends her own car speeding after it - an act of reckless courage that puts her on a collision course with a depraved killer...and draws Sam into a dogged, desperate search to save his wife. As mother and daughter unite in a terrifying struggle to survive, to what extremes will Dorrie go in overcoming her own limitations...and in confronting her dark, tormented past?

©2012 Nancy Springer (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"A fast-paced, edge of your seat thriller." (New York Times best-selling author Heather Gudenkauf)

"A darkly riveting read...compelling." (Wendy Corsi Staub, national best-selling author of Sleepwalker)

"A truly unique and fascinating heroine." (Alison Gaylin, national best-selling author of And She Was)

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    Ellen Chesterton, IN, United States 03-28-13
    Ellen Chesterton, IN, United States 03-28-13 Member Since 2008

    I'm a bibliophile since early childhood. Love speculative fiction, odd premises, mystery novels that teach about different places and times.

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    "A very different romance"

    I've been a fan of Nancy Springer since I read Fair Peril, years ago. She's funny, unexpected and very smart.
    This book has some plot issues that don't work as well as they might for me. I could hear the plot twists a bit too far head to be surprised by them. And some of the plot was a stretch for me.
    But she explores the nature of romantic love, motherly love, married love, and remembered love in a way that's quite unexpected and brilliant. I normally hate love stories. This is one that really had a solid decency to it. I'm delighted Nancy Springer has turned to adult fiction again.

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