Publication date: 26 July, 2016
In the summer of 1935, six-year-old Emily Evans vanishes from her family’s vacation home on a remote Minnesota lake. Her disappearance destroys her mother, who spends the rest of her life at the lake house, hoping in vain that her favorite daughter will walk out of the woods. Emily’s two older sisters stay, too, each keeping her own private, decades-long vigil for the lost child.
Sixty years later Lucy, the quiet and watchful middle sister, lives in the lake house alone. Before she dies, she writes the story of that devastating summer in a notebook that she leaves, along with the house, to the only person to whom it might matter: her grandniece, Justine.
For Justine, the lake house offers a chance to escape her manipulative boyfriend and give her daughters the stable home she never had. But it’s not the sanctuary she hoped for. The long Minnesota winter has begun. The house is cold and dilapidated, the frozen lake is silent and forbidding, and her only neighbor is a strange old man who seems to know more than he’s telling about the summer of 1935.
Soon Justine’s troubled oldest daughter becomes obsessed with Emily’s disappearance, her mother arrives with designs on her inheritance, and the man she left behind launches a dangerous plan to get her back. In a house steeped in the sorrows of the women who came before her, Justine must overcome their tragic legacy if she hopes to save herself and her children.
Another good audiobook I added to my library. First thing I have in mind about this book are the lovely two voices that narrated it. I just loved it! It felt like my grandmother would tell me a story. And that’s an awesome feeling.
The Lost Girls tells the story of five women, and how the disappearance of one of them has change their lives. There’s not much action in it, but I loved it anyway. I could connect with the two main character, Lucy and Justine which is quite important for me. I felt sorry for Lucy, for the way her life turned to be. Sad and lonely.
Heather Young knows how to narrate a good story and to make us love it.
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