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Short Synopsis
In this atmospheric novel from award-winning author Karen Brown, Sadie's childhood was marked by the unexplained disappearance of a neighborhood girl. Many years later, she is still haunted by the events of that summer.

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It's an idyllic New England summer, and Sadie is a precocious only child on the edge of adolescence. It seems like July and August will pass lazily by, just as they have every year before. But one day, Sadie and her best friend play a seemingly harmless prank on a neighborhood girl. Soon after, that same little girl disappears from a backyard barbecue—and she is never seen again. Twenty years pass, and Sadie is still living in the same quiet suburb. She's married to a good man, has two beautiful children, and seems to have put her past behind her. But when a boy from her old neighborhood returns to town, the nightmares of that summer will begin to resurface, and its unsolved mysteries will finally become clear.

"A nerve-racking, psychologically complex novel sure to haunt [listeners]---especially those with dark secrets of their own." ---Booklist Starred Review

"Haunting and delicate and beautiful, with the spark and charge of a psychological thriller. Karen Brown writes like an angel, but the shadows of past ghosts linger on every page. I could not put this compelling novel down." ---Jennifer Gilmore, author of Something Red
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The Longings of Wayward Girls

Author Karen Brown

Narrated by Arielle DeLisle

Publication date Sep 30, 2013

Running time 11 hrs

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