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One by one, three young girls vanish in a small town in upstate New York. With the first disappearance, the towns-people 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.

Review:

"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

Review:

"[A] masterful psychological thriller....Dobyns brilliantly chronicles the gradual ripping away of all trust and familiarity within the community....[A] story full of brilliant touches..." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"An incredibly haunting thriller." Redbook

Review:

"Dobyns's complex parable of social disintegration...fits more into the naturalist mode — as if Theodore Dreiser had written The Lodger, or a closet serial killer had turned up in Thornton Wilder's Grover's Corners." David Walton, The New York Times Book Review

Review:

"A vivid and deeply scary tale...that ultimately becomes too relentless: Dobyns needs to follow Poe's lead rather than Stephen King's and save the scariest bits for the end." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"A riveting page-turner." Newsday

Review:

"[A] dark, cerebral thriller....Dobyns offers probing portraits of a host of the town's residents....An unusually thoughtful psychological thriller." Joanne Wilkinson, Booklist

Review:

"A macabre version of Our Town....Dobyns's characters are superb and his sly arrows at bullies and bigots are right on target." The Washington Post Book World

Review:

"Tantalizingly sinister....Dobyns hooks us from the very first sentence." People

Review:

"Dobyns delivers the goods....An intelligent and literate thriller that provides a burst of terror and plenty to contemplate long after we've regrettably turned the final page." San Francisco Chronicle

Review:

"Stay as calm as you can, The Church of Dead Girls will carry you away." Mirabella

Review:

"Stephen Dobyn's The Church of Dead Girls is that rare thing — a genuine thriller that transcends its genre. You'll read it with equal parts curiosity, dread, and wonder." Richard Russo, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Empire Falls

Synopsis:

For decades, the faded, rural upstate New York village has lain dormant--until it is startlingly stirred to life wen, one by one, three young girls vanish...

Nightmare are turned into horrifying reality when their corpses are found, brutally murdered, each missing their left hand...

Now, as the search for a madman gets underway, suspicion shrouds the quiet streets of Aurelius when its residents soon realize that monster lives amongst them...

But no even prayers can save their loved ones from the rage of a twisted mind who has only just begun his slaughter...

About the Author

Stephen Dobyns is the author of sixteen novels, including the best-selling Saratoga mystery series, and several collections of poetry. He lives in Boston with his wife and three children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805051049
Author:
Dobyns, Stephen
Publisher:
Holt Paperbacks
Subject:
General
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Psychological
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Reprint ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
June 1998
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
388
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

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The Church of Dead Girls Used Trade Paper
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Product details 388 pages Holt Paperbacks - English 9780805051049 Reviews:
"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "[A] masterful psychological thriller....Dobyns brilliantly chronicles the gradual ripping away of all trust and familiarity within the community....[A] story full of brilliant touches..."
"Review" by , "An incredibly haunting thriller."
"Review" by , "Dobyns's complex parable of social disintegration...fits more into the naturalist mode — as if Theodore Dreiser had written The Lodger, or a closet serial killer had turned up in Thornton Wilder's Grover's Corners."
"Review" by , "A vivid and deeply scary tale...that ultimately becomes too relentless: Dobyns needs to follow Poe's lead rather than Stephen King's and save the scariest bits for the end."
"Review" by , "A riveting page-turner."
"Review" by , "[A] dark, cerebral thriller....Dobyns offers probing portraits of a host of the town's residents....An unusually thoughtful psychological thriller."
"Review" by , "A macabre version of Our Town....Dobyns's characters are superb and his sly arrows at bullies and bigots are right on target."
"Review" by , "Tantalizingly sinister....Dobyns hooks us from the very first sentence."
"Review" by , "Dobyns delivers the goods....An intelligent and literate thriller that provides a burst of terror and plenty to contemplate long after we've regrettably turned the final page."
"Review" by , "Stay as calm as you can, The Church of Dead Girls will carry you away."
"Review" by , "Stephen Dobyn's The Church of Dead Girls is that rare thing — a genuine thriller that transcends its genre. You'll read it with equal parts curiosity, dread, and wonder."
"Synopsis" by ,
For decades, the faded, rural upstate New York village has lain dormant--until it is startlingly stirred to life wen, one by one, three young girls vanish...

Nightmare are turned into horrifying reality when their corpses are found, brutally murdered, each missing their left hand...

Now, as the search for a madman gets underway, suspicion shrouds the quiet streets of Aurelius when its residents soon realize that monster lives amongst them...

But no even prayers can save their loved ones from the rage of a twisted mind who has only just begun his slaughter...

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