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Whistling in the Dark: A Novel | [Lesley Kagen]

Whistling in the Dark: A Novel

Sally O'Malley made a promise to her daddy before he died. She swore she'd look after her sister, Troo. Keep her safe. But like her Granny always said, actions speak louder than words. And Sally would have to agree with her.
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Sally O'Malley made a promise to her daddy before he died. She swore she'd look after her sister, Troo. Keep her safe. But like her Granny always said, actions speak louder than words. And Sally would have to agree with her. Because during the summer of 1959, the girls' mother is hospitalized, their stepfather has abandoned them for a six pack, and their big sister, Nell, who was left strict instructions to take care of them, is too busy making out with her boyfriend to notice that Sally and Troo are on the loose. And so is a murderer and molester. Highly imaginative Sally is pretty sure of two things. Who the killer is. And that she's next on his list. If nobody will believe her, she has no choice but to protect herself and Troo as best she can, relying on her own courage and the kindness of her neighbors.

©2007 Lesley Kagen. All rights reserved. All rights reserved. (P)2011 AudioGo

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    Norwegian kebler Minneapolis, MN 10-26-12
    Norwegian kebler Minneapolis, MN 10-26-12 Member Since 2007

    Norwegian kebler

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    "A good, but sometimes rambling story"
    Would you try another book from Lesley Kagen and/or Lesley Kagen?

    Probably not - althoug the story was good, the many side detours and made this a hard listen.


    Would you recommend Whistling in the Dark to your friends? Why or why not?

    It depends. We discussed this book in bookclub yesterday and the response was that half really liked it and the other half thought it was slow


    Do you think Whistling in the Dark needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No, the book tied up everything very nicely.


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    Amazon Customer 07-23-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Wonderfully told story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutly. I love this character and how the author told the story from her point of view, showing us the time and setting.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Whistling in the Dark?

    I loved all of it, but I guess the introduction to the main characters world was amazingly done. I love the way she thinks.


    Have you listened to any of Lesley Kagen???s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Not yet, but I have purchased two of her other books and am waiting anxiously for audible to do 'A Thousand Tomorrows


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    not sure


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    Bette Gustine, CA, United States 06-02-12
    Bette Gustine, CA, United States 06-02-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Nice little tennage read"

    I was disappointed that the reviews made this sound like a mature person's read. Okay story, mostly written simply and for young adults

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    Michelle Stegeby Belleair Beach 05-18-12
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    The premise was good, good reviews, but, I was bored to death. I couldn't even get half way through

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    Helen Redmond 04-23-12 Member Since 2002
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    "Delightful!!"

    I found this book so delightful because I to was 10 years old in Milwaukee in 1959. The memories it evoked were wonderful. It captured the era exactly. I lived a few miles west of the area described. I think the author captured the perspective of a 10 year old very well.

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