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She didn’t notice the corn stalks shiver a few feet to her right. By the time she looked up, the man towered above her. In a single movement he wrapped one thick hand around her waist, the other he clamped over her mouth, muffling her screams.

Detective Clara Jefferies has spent years running from her childhood in Alber, Utah. But when she hears that her baby sister Delilah has disappeared, she knows that the peaceful community will be shattered, her family vulnerable, and that that she must face up to her past and go home.

Clara returns to find that her mother, Ardeth, has isolated her family by moving to the edge of town, in the shadow of the mountains. Ardeth refuses to talk to the police and won’t let Clara through the front door, believing she and her sister-wives can protect their own. But Clara knows better than anyone that her mother isn’t always capable of protecting her children.

When Clara finds out that two more girls have disappeared, all last seen around the cornfields near her family’s home, she realizes it’s not just Delilah who’s in danger. And then she gets a call that a body has been found...

Clara will have to dig deep into the town’s secrets if she’s going to find Delilah. But that will mean confronting the reason she left. And as she gets closer to Delilah, she might be putting her more at risk...

Gripping and spine-chilling, listeners will love Detective Clara Jefferies, listening to The Fallen Girls deep into the night.

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Really enjoyed this story

Definitely waiting for book two. The thrill of who was being hunted had me on the esge of my seat. loved this

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I actually digged this book.

This is an interesting book. The main character has some baggage that wasn't disclosed but from the context clues you can figure it out. Her character development didn't show up until the last five minutes of the book. All through the book Claire was an over the top island of one and flat. She grated on my nerves and could have been attributed to the narrator. There were two audio glitches of sentences being repeated. Overall a good listen and a small peek into a world I would I otherwise no.

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Okay story but could have been so much better

It could have been a good book, living in Utah and knowing the culture of both the mainstream and fundamentalist churches, it is obvious that the author has never been to utah and has seen a few articles or done basic research on the flds culture but has no real understanding of it. An extreme fundamentalist would never name a girl Delilah. Many references to the religion are completely off base. usually when an author writes about a subject in a fictional setting they know about it, making it enjoyable to read. she is a good author but should have written about a place or people she knows well.

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Although this book does not grab your attention by page 1 it has a decent ending. The subject matter does unsettle me because I know it is a possibly that it could be based on actual events.

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Enjoyed Learning About this Lifestyle and the Mystery

I really enjoyed this book. I am looking forward to her next book. She had me guessing until the end and I learned a lot.

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  • Tanya Ralph
  • 06-19-20

A little drawn out

I enjoyed this book, the premise of a predator among a polygamist society who keep to their own and don’t want to involve the police was interesting. It became even more interesting when it becomes evident that the investigator they call in cut ties from her family and their extreme religious belief systems. I found the book was a little drawn out toward the second half but over all a good read, it didn’t capture me enough to make me want to continue with the series.