Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Book Review #3

The Island of Lost Girls, By Jennifer McMahon

About the Book

One summer day, at a gas station in a small Vermont town, six-year-old Ernestine Florucci is abducted by a person wearing a rabbit suit while her mother is buying lottery tickets. Twenty-three year old Rhonda Farr is the only witness, and she does nothing as she watches the scene unfold – little Ernie goes with the rabbit so casually, confidently getting into the rabbit’s Volkswagen bug, smiling while the rabbit carefully fastens her seatbelt.

The police are skeptical of Rhonda’s story and Ernie’s mother blames her outright. The kidnapping forces Rhonda to face another disappearance, that of her best friend from childhood – Lizzy Shale, whose brother, Peter just so happens to be a prime suspect in Ernie’s abduction.

Unraveling the present mystery plunges Rhonda headlong down the rabbit hole of her past. She must struggle to makes sense of the loss of the two girls, and to ask herself if the Peter she grew up with -- and has secretly loved all her life -- could have a much darker side.

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This was a really great book, and I highly recommend it. It is a little bit disturbing, but it will keep you hooked from page one. I could not put it down, and when I had to, I could not wait to pick it back it. The twists and turns kept me interested.

2 comments:

Lori said...

May I borrow it?! Annnnnnd.. I'm just as guilty as you for the guilty pleasures. Except I haven't seen Bridezillas.. but I love the others. And hubby HATES Jon & Kate plus 8.. maybe that's why I love it so much?! Ha! He has also been saying pearls are for old ladies. So now I have proof (you!) that they aren't. Yes!

Ashley said...

Sure thing.. you can borrow it.

As for Bridezillas.. you've got to watch it! If you have on demand, quite a few of the episodes are on there under WE. If not, they are always on the actual WE channel.. it's one of the ones in the 100's.