Tom and Abby Stuart had everything: a perfect marriage, successful careers and a beautiful 12-year-old daughter, Caitlin. Then one day, while Caitlin was walking her dog, she vanished without a trace. For a while, her stunned parents grasped at every false hope and followed every empty lead, but the tragedy ended up changing their lives, overwhelming them with guilt and dread and shattering their marriage.
Four years later, Caitlin is found alive—dirty and disheveled yet preternaturally calm. She won’t discuss where she was or what happened. Then the police arrest a suspect connected to the disappearance, but Caitlin refuses to testify. The Stuarts are left with a devastating choice: Let the man who may be responsible for destroying their lives walk away—or take matters into their own hands. When Tom decides to try to uncover the truth for himself, he finds that nothing that has happened yet can prepare him for what he is about to discover.
“A thriller that reads like a collaboration between Michael Connelly and…Joyce Carol Oates” (Will Lavender), Cemetery Girl by David Bell is the kind of mystery you'll be thinking about—and talking about—long after the last page is turned.
Hardcover Book : 400 pages
Publisher: Nal Signet, Division of Penguin Putnam ( October 04, 2011 )
Item #: 13-421136
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.875inches
Product Weight: 15.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
This is the first book I have ever read by this author and most likely will be the last. I felt as though I were back in high school again reading (and now critiquing) my classmate's writings. This book was horrible. I suppose for a teen it would have been okay, but the story line was not well thought out and while his writing style is okay, it was not enough to keep me enthralled. I did think the cover art was great.
I thought this book was intriguing, engrossing and had a realistic, thought provoking ending. I would recommend it as standard high school to age 99 appropriate reading.
While this book was a very good read (I read it in a few days), I was very disappointed with the ending. I read this book quickly in anticipation for the results of Tom's search and it was never revealed. Frustrating.
Loved it! I read the book cover to cover without putting it down. A must read.
As a mother, I found this book very current and extremely mesmerizing. I started it one evening and finished it the next afternoon. I could not put it down!! Unlike some other reviewers,I found the story and the characters and their interactions entirely believable. None of us really know how we would react to such a horrible event happening to our own child. Caitlin's choices and emotions are very in line with what she went thru. Look at the story of Jaycee Dugard - very similar. Caitlin "fell in love" with her kidnapper because he had brainwashed her into thinking her parents did not want her.