Lost Girls

Lost Girls

Book - 2004
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"Bartholomew Christian Crane is a criminal defence lawyer who wins. Thirty-three, silver-tongued and driven by a moral code that preaches, "There are no such things as lies, only misperceptions," Barth is ripe for the first murder trial of his career. Two fourteen-year old girls have gone missing and presumably lie on the bottom of a lake just outside an economically depressed northern town. Though everyone believes the girls' English teacher is guilty, no bodies have yet been discovered and there is little other substantial evidence. As Barth begins work on a trial that quickly slides into a nightmarish blur between dream and reality, he feels an uneasy connection to the victims - and to the ghost that haunts the lake's waters."--Page [4] of cover.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : Harper Perennial Canada, 2004.
Copyright Date: ©1999.
ISBN: 9780006393108
Branch Call Number: PYPER
Characteristics: 349 pages ; 21 cm.

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trepid
Apr 03, 2017

I had requested this book a long time ago and finally got the message I had a hold to pick up. I did enjoy the story quite a bit as it was small town Northern Ontario, where I grew up, and liked reading about places I've actually been to. I reread several sentences to get the full or correct jist of the sentences, but I did get there finally.

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trevordunfordswife
Nov 03, 2015

Brilliant! LOVE the Canadian content! Want more from this author!

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mnovak27
Aug 27, 2015

I would say that as a whole Pyper is a great writer, loved the damned, demonologist is great so far, and this book was nuanced ghost story/horror detailing how our pasts really do haunt us no matter how hard we try to forget. Loved it!

WVMLStaffPicks Dec 07, 2014

Lawyer Bartholomew Crane's first murder trial involves two murdered teenagers in an economically depressed northern Ontario town. Themes of teenage angst, small town close-mindedness and the spookiness of off-season lakes and cottage country make this a compelling thriller/ ghost story/ mystery--and a block-buster debut Canadian novel.

StratfordLibrary Mar 22, 2013

Blind Date With a Book Comment:"Not the usual kind of book I read so it was a nice change to read a suspense /murder /thriller. I enjoyed that it was Canadian. I felt that some parts were unclear and needed re-reading."

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blossom21
Jun 27, 2010

When you start reading you think the book has potential. Halfway through it peters out. So much descriptions of dreams, ghost stories real or imagined, or drug induced by the principle character's addiction to cocaine. Could not finsh this book, just didn't care!

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