The Lost Girls by Heather Young audiobook

The Lost Girls: A Novel

By Heather Young
Read by Alice Rosengard  and Laurel Schroeder

William Morrow, HarperCollins, HarperAudio 9780062456601
12.59 Hours Unabridged
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A stunning debut novel that examines the price of loyalty, the burden of regret, the meaning of salvation, and the sacrifices we make for those we love, told in the voices of two unforgettable women linked by a decades-old family mystery at a picturesque lake house. In 1935, six-year-old Emily Evans vanishes from her family’s vacation home on a remote Minnesota lake. Her disappearance destroys the family—her father commits suicide, and her mother and two older sisters spend the rest of their lives at the lake house, keeping a decades-long vigil for the lost child. Sixty years later, Lucy, the quiet and watchful middle sister, lives in the lake house alone. Before her death, she writes the story of that devastating summer in a notebook that she leaves, along with the house, to the only person who might care: her grandniece, Justine. For Justine, the lake house offers freedom and stability—a way to escape her manipulative boyfriend and give her daughters the home she never had. But the long Minnesota winter is just beginning. The house is cold and dilapidated. The dark, silent lake is isolated and eerie. Her only neighbor is a strange old man who seems to know more about the summer of 1935 than he’s telling. Soon Justine’s troubled oldest daughter becomes obsessed with Emily’s disappearance, her mother arrives to steal her inheritance, and the man she left launches a dangerous plan to get her back. In a house haunted by the sorrows of the women who came before her, Justine must overcome their tragic legacy if she hopes to save herself and her children.

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Summary

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A 2017 Edgar Allan Poe Award Nominee for Best First Novel

A stunning debut novel that examines the price of loyalty, the burden of regret, the meaning of salvation, and the sacrifices we make for those we love, told in the voices of two unforgettable women linked by a decades-old family mystery at a picturesque lake house.

In 1935, six-year-old Emily Evans vanishes from her family’s vacation home on a remote Minnesota lake. Her disappearance destroys the family—her father commits suicide, and her mother and two older sisters spend the rest of their lives at the lake house, keeping a decades-long vigil for the lost child.

Sixty years later, Lucy, the quiet and watchful middle sister, lives in the lake house alone. Before her death, she writes the story of that devastating summer in a notebook that she leaves, along with the house, to the only person who might care: her grandniece, Justine. For Justine, the lake house offers freedom and stability—a way to escape her manipulative boyfriend and give her daughters the home she never had. But the long Minnesota winter is just beginning. The house is cold and dilapidated. The dark, silent lake is isolated and eerie. Her only neighbor is a strange old man who seems to know more about the summer of 1935 than he’s telling.

Soon Justine’s troubled oldest daughter becomes obsessed with Emily’s disappearance, her mother arrives to steal her inheritance, and the man she left launches a dangerous plan to get her back. In a house haunted by the sorrows of the women who came before her, Justine must overcome their tragic legacy if she hopes to save herself and her children.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“I was swept into The Lost Girls on the very first page…Heather Young weaves a captivating, multilayered story that you won’t want to put down.” Vanessa Diffenbaugh, New York Times bestselling author
“From its opening…to its troubling, thrilling conclusion, I found this novel irresistible.” Alice Mattison, author of The Book Borrower

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Author

Author Bio: Heather Young

Author Bio: Heather Young

Heather Young grew up in Maryland, but as an adult she found her people in San Francisco, where she’s lived since 1991. She’s also strongly rooted in the Midwest: her parents grew up in small Iowa towns and met at the University of Iowa. Though they raised their children in the Washington, DC, area, they did so with strong Midwestern values and brought them to Minnesota every summer. It’s this emotional connection that Heather drew upon to create the characters, events, and settings in The Lost Girls. Heather received an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars in 2011.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 12.59
Audience: Adult
Language: English