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The Longings of Wayward Girls

A Novel
Narrated by: Arielle DeLisle
Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)

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It's an idyllic New England summer, and Sadie is a precocious only child on the edge of adolescence. It seems like July and August will pass lazily by, just as they have every year before. But one day, Sadie and her best friend play a seemingly harmless prank on a neighborhood girl. Soon after, that same little girl disappears from a backyard barbecue - and she is never seen again. Twenty years pass, and Sadie is still living in the same quiet suburb. She's married to a good man, has two beautiful children, and seems to have put her past behind her. But when a boy from her old neighborhood returns to town, the nightmares of that summer will begin to resurface, and its unsolved mysteries will finally become clear.

©2013 Karen Brown (P)2013 Tantor

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"A nerve-racking, psychologically complex novel sure to haunt [listeners] - especially those with dark secrets of their own." ( Booklist Starred Review)

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Different than what I had thought

This book has been in my library for at least a year or longer. I don't know why j waited so king - I loved the book and did not want it to end. I am sad there are no more books by this author, I would read them all!

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Longings? More like too Long.

What could Karen Brown have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Too much superfulous writing. The pace was painfully slow.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Arielle DeLisle?

narrator was fine.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Longings of Wayward Girls?

there was so much sheer boredom, I couldn't even pick any particular scene.

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