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"If ever there was a tale for a moonless night, a high wind, and a creaking floor, this is it....Very rich, very scary, very satisfying". — Stephen King

One by One, Three Young Girls vanish in a small town in upstate New York. With the first disappearance, the townspeople begin to mistrust outsiders. When the second girl goes missing, neighbors and childhood friends start to eye each other warily. And with the third disappearance, the sleepy little town awakens to a full-blown nightmare. In The Church of Dead Girls, Stephen Dobyns probes the ruinous effects of suspicion. As panic mounts and citizens take the law into their own hands, no one is immune as old rumors, old angers, and old hungers come to the surface to reveal the secret history of this seemingly genteel town and the dark impulses of its inhabitants.

"A riveting page-turner". — Newsday

"An incredibly haunting thriller". — Redbook

"Keeps you turning the pages without insulting your intelligence". — New York Daily News

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Elspeth, January 21, 2011 (view all comments by Elspeth)
The first Stephen Dobyns book I've read, and wow.

I was curious about the title, saw that it was a mystery, and bought it. Amazing! It's an anti-Our Town story, about the people inhabiting a small town during the time that several young girls disappear. The story is narrated by a high school teacher who grew up in the town and knows everybody--and many of their secrets. AND he has several interesting secrets of his own, which the reader gradually learns despite the narrator's apparent efforts to hide them. As suspicion grows that it's a local who is kidnapping (and probably murdering) the girls, the tight-knit community unwinds, as suspicion falls on one person after another: on the most vulnerable and defenseless, on local eccentrics, and on any and all "outsiders" at the local college.

The resolution is a shock. And much, much more is revealed than the identity of a killer. Crime (and sin) come in all shapes and forms.....
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780805051032
Subtitle:
(a novel )
Author:
Dobyns, Stephen
Publisher:
Metropolitan Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Cities and towns
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Psychological
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Missing persons
Subject:
New York
Subject:
New York (State) Fiction.
Subject:
Cities and towns -- New York (State) -- Fiction.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st American ed.
Edition Description:
American
Series Volume:
13/1995
Publication Date:
1997
Binding:
Trade Cloth
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
388 p.
Dimensions:
9.32x6.34x1.29 in. 1.42 lbs.

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