An addictive novel of psychological suspense from the award-winning author of Night Night, Sleep Tight,about three generations of women haunted by a little girl’s disappearance, and the porcelain doll that may hold the key to the truth . . .
Seven-year-old Lissie Woodham and her four-year-old sister Janey were playing with their porcelain dolls in the front yard when an adorable puppy scampered by. Eager to pet the pretty dog, Lissie chased after the pup as it ran down the street. When she returned to the yard, Janey’s precious doll was gone . . . and so was Janey.
Forty years after Janey went missing, Lis—now a mother with a college-age daughter of her own—still blames herself for what happened. Every year on the anniversary of her sister’s disappearance, their mother, Miss Sorrel, places a classified ad in the local paper with a picture of the toy Janey had with her that day—a one-of-a-kind porcelain doll—offering a generous cash reward for its return. For years, there’s been no response. But this year, the t hidden.
#FirstLine ~ Elizabeth Strenger peeled three boiled eggs under running water, dropped them in a chipped Blue Willow china bowl, and began to mash them with a fork.
Holy man this is a fantastic book with characters that will keep you turning pages. There was a richly written story that was suspenseful and was drawn out perfectly. I was completely lost in the characters, as they were fleshed out and were nicely developed which, added to the addicting appeal of this hard to put down read.