The girl who was taken [electronic resource]. Charlie Donlea.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: Two abducted girls—one who returns, one who doesn't. The night they go missing, high school seniors Nicole Cutty and Megan McDonald are at a beach party in their small town of Emerson Bay, North Carolina. Police launch a massive search, but hope is almost lost—until Megan escapes from a bunker deep in the woods. . . . A year later, the bestselling account of her ordeal has made Megan a celebrity. It's a triumphant story, except for one inconvenient detail: Nicole is still missing. Nicole's older sister, Livia, a fellow in forensic pathology, expects that one day soon Nicole's body will be found and her sister's fate determined. Instead, the first clue comes from another body—that of a young man connected to Nicole's past. Livia reaches out to Megan to learn more about that fateful night. Other girls have disappeared, and she's increasingly sure the cases are connected. Megan knows more than she revealed in her book. Flashes of memory are pointing to something more monstrous than she described. And the deeper she and Livia dig, the more they realize that sometimes true terror lies in finding exactly what you've been looking for . . . "A fast-moving page-turner. . . . Donlea skillfully maximizes suspense by juggling narrators and time all the way to the shocking final twists."—Publishers Weekly "Well worth the read."—Booklist "Donlea's sophomore effort is solid. He keeps the reader guessing and second-guessing until the end, thanks to an expertly crafted abundance of potential suspects."—Library Journal
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      Electronic reproduction. New York : Pinnacle, 2018. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1894 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
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      9780786041459 (electronic bk)
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      DONLEA, C. The girl who was taken. [electronic resource]. [S. l.: s. n.]. ISBN 9780786041459. Disponível em: Acesso em: 27 maio. 2020.
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      Donlea C. The Girl Who Was Taken. [Electronic Resource].; 2018. Accessed May 27, 2020.
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      Donlea, C. (2018). The girl who was taken. [electronic resource].
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      Donlea, Charlie. 2018. The Girl Who Was Taken. [Electronic Resource].
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      Donlea, C. (2018) The girl who was taken. [electronic resource]. Available at: (Accessed: 27 May 2020).
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      Donlea, C 2018, The girl who was taken. [electronic resource], viewed 27 May 2020, .
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      Donlea, Charlie. The Girl Who Was Taken. [Electronic Resource]. 2018. EBSCOhost,
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      Donlea, Charlie. The Girl Who Was Taken. [Electronic Resource], 2018.
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      Donlea C. The girl who was taken. [electronic resource] [Internet]. 2018 [cited 2020 May 27]. Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2017 April #2

In Donlea's second suspense thriller (following Summit Lake, 2016), Megan McDonald is in the middle of a media tour promoting the memoir that details her abduction the summer she graduated from high school. What no one wants to talk about is Nicole Cutty, a schoolmate who also went missing but was never found. Nicole's sister, Livia, is doing a forensic-pathology fellowship nearby and discovers the secret boyfriend her sister had when she disappeared. Desperate to learn more about that summer, Livia reaches out to Megan, and the two reopen old wounds in hope of finding a new lead. Donlea does a fine job of introducing several characters who have enough in common to be considered suspects, without ever tipping her hand. The reveal is a little over the top, but the chase is well worth the read. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2017 May #1

After two college-bound girls in North Carolina go missing during a beach party, one of them, Megan, escapes. A year later, she reluctantly tells her tale of abduction and survival in a best-selling memoir and in television interviews, but she isn't as healed as everyone thinks—her clouded memory always threatens to clear and reveal details she has forgotten or suppressed. Meanwhile, Livia Cutty, a forensic pathology fellow and the guilt-ridden older sister of Nicole, the still-missing girl, begins an unauthorized investigation into the abductions and possible connections after she learns a man she recently autopsied had been hanging out with Nicole that summer. When Livia asks Megan to help her learn more about the night of the disappearances, both risk discovering things they might not want to know. Readers may roll their eyes at yet another suspense novel with "Girl" in the title, but Donlea's sophomore effort (after Summit Lake) is solid. He effectively tells the story using shifts in time, and despite deploying too much scientific terminology, keeps the reader guessing and second-guessing until the end, thanks to an expertly crafted abundance of potential suspects. VERDICT For fans of medical suspense and forensic thrillers, especially those who like morgue scenes in television crime shows.—Samantha Gust, Niagara Univ. Lib., NY

Copyright 2017 Library Journal.