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True Ghosts 2: More Haunting Tales from the Vaults of Fate Magazine - 2845098197

77,19 zł

True Ghosts 2: More Haunting Tales from the Vaults of Fate Magazine LLEWELLYN PUBN

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

A young man falls victim to faeries. A newborn baby brings "friends" from the Other Side. A beloved Siamese cat miraculously returns to her owner after death. Since 1948, FATE magazine has documented the strange, otherworldly, and truly bizarre. This new thrilling collection of true stories--visits from family spirits, bouts with poltergeists, encounters with lifesaving angels--offers another compelling glimpse into the paranormal. From terrifying haunted houses to loving spirit animals to shocking outof-body experiences, these eyewitness accounts will provoke chills, tears, and laughter--and bring poignancy to the vast wonders that fill our lives.


Crying for Help: The Shocking True Story of a Damaged Girl w - 2843904864

44,94 zł

Crying for Help: The Shocking True Story of a Damaged Girl w THORSONS

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

The second book from Sunday Times bestselling author Casey Watson. Two weeks after saying farewell to her first foster child, Casey is asked to look after Sophia, a troubled 12-year-old with a sad past. Sophia's actions are disturbing and provocative and, before long, Casey and her family find themselves in a dark and dangerous situation. Two years ago Sophia's mother had a terrible accident. Sophia has been in care ever since. Right away, Casey feels something isn't right. Sophia's a well-developed girl, who looks more like 18 than 12. She only seems to have eyes and ears for men, and treats all women with contempt and disgust. And she has everyone around her jumping through hoops. Over time, as more details begin to emerge about Sophia's past, it becomes clear that her behaviour is a front for an early life filled with pain and suffering. But although Casey feels she is gradually breaking through to Sophia and getting her to open up about things she has never spoken about before, her violence is threatening the safety of the whole family, forcing Casey to question whether she can really handle this lost and damaged girl. Both shocking and inspiring, this true story will shed new light on the extreme and sometimes dangerous nature of foster care.


A Marked Woman - 2853792602

74,09 zł

A Marked Woman Foor Publishing

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

A Marked Woman, is based on a true story of a husband's betrayal. It takes place in central Pennsylvania when Naomi Bryar awakens in a mental institution. Trapped behind closed doors her attempt to escape fails. She fights back as attendants force a strait jacket over her head, pull her arms tight across her chest and drag her to a padded cell. Exhausted she lay helpless on the matted floor. Sobbing till her voice is but a whisper she recalls her early years during the 1929 Depression, the happy times raising her two children in the Pennsylvania woods, and the difficulties World War II brought about during her 23 years of marriage. Naomi did her best to follow her religious up-bringing. There were many twists and turns during her 43 years of life, but what did she do so wrong that landed her here? ż In Joan Foor's gripping novel, A Marked Woman, we relive a time in recent history when a philadering husband could commit his wife to a life of torture, a time when mis-diagnosis was rampant and straight jackets and shock therapy were accepted medical "treatments." We share a daughter and son's frustration, knowing the truth about their father's mistress, yet unable to rescue their mother. The story grabs and does not let go, and the charming 1940's romance of the fated couple only makes the outcome more painful. A haunting, unforgettable must read.--Kathryn Jordan, Author of Hot Water, Gladys and Capone, In The Time of Apricots, and The Sins of Esther Mary. "The author has poured out her heart in this gut-wrenching story based on her mother's tortured life."-Cynda Thomas, author of He Came From The Sky, Hell of A Ride, and new release The WASP and the HORNET.


Unknown Night - 2834154653

69,53 zł

Unknown Night Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

On February 22, 1916, Ralph Albert Blakelock's haunting landscape, Brook by Moonlight, was sold at auction for $20,000, a record price for a painting by a living American artist. The sale made him famous, newspapers called him America's greatest artist, and thousands flocked to exhibits of his work. Yet at the time of his triumph Blakelock had spent 15 years confined in a psychiatric hospital in upstate New York and his wife and children were living in poverty. Released from the asylum by a young philanthropist, Blakelock was about to become the victim of one of the most heartless con games of the century. This remarkable biography chronicles the life, times and madness of one of America's most celebrated and exploited painters whose brooding, hallucinogenic landscapes anticipated Abstract Expressionism by more than half a century. Like the best biographies, The Unknown Night brings to life a vanished world, as well. In this case, it's late 19th and early 20th century New York--a city of artists' studios and spiritualists' salons, shantytowns and millionaires' mansions. Blakelock was a mystic who as a young man wandered among the Indians out West, and on his return frequented the spiritualist circles in New York City. Though he was regarded as a loner, he worked among the great painters of his time, artists like William Merritt Chase and George Inness. Blakelock initially painted in the Romantic style of the Hudson River School, but by the 1880s, his brooding, hallucinogenic landscapes were considered among the most controversial, radical paintings of the era. In the 1890s he fell on hard times and sometimes played the piano on the vaudeville circuit to earn extra cash. He suffered his first mental break down in 1891. After a period of remission he became violent and was institutionalized in 1899 just as his reputation was beginning to soar. Interest in his work peaked in 1916 when a wave of Blakelock hysteria swept America. Crowds lined up to see Blakelock exhibitions in New York, Chicago and San Francisco. Wealthy collectors bid record prices for his haunting paintings. Blakelock was released from the asylum and seemed destined for a glorious and comfortable end. Instead, fed upon by opportunistic dealers and forgers, Blakelock became entangled in a web of deceit spun by the very woman who was supposed to be his savior. Vincent begins his story in the spring of 1916 when Blakelock's canvas, The Brook by Moonlight, was auctioned at the Plaza Hotel in New York for $20,000 - a record price at that time for the work of a living American painter. It was Blakelock's second record in three years. Newspaper reporters converged on the painter and art pundits tripped over each other in doling out praise for his mysterious nocturnal landscapes. "Few American artists deserve a higher niche in the Temple of Fame," drooled the pioneering art dealer, William Macbeth. Some were calling Blakelock the greatest American landscape painter ever. At the time, Blakelock was penniless, a resident of an asylum in Middletown, New York. His wife, Cora Bailey Blakelock was living in poverty with their youngest children in a small house in the Catskills. Blakelock may well have remained locked away if it had not been for the efforts of Mrs. Van Rensselaer Adams, a 32-year-old vamp with a shady past. Adams passed herself off as a philanthropist, "rescued" Blakelock from the asylum, and brought him to New York City to generate public sympathy for the artist and his family. She had arranged a large show of his paintings at the Reinhardt Gallery on Fifth Avenue. It was a huge success attracting all the major critics and large crowds throughout its run over seven months. A committee of venerable art personages was formed to collect the proceeds from Blakelock's work to be passed on to his wife and children. Blakelock, all dressed up for the Gallery opening, cut a dashing figure. His wife, though, was nowhere to be seen. Adams had, as she would do again at crucial junctures, cut her out. The resulting newspaper feeding frenzy - an early instance of celebrity journalism and scandal mongering -- climaxed several months later with banner headlines about a hazy plot to assassinate the painter. In order to better accommodate Romantic accounts, Blakelock's early career has long been misconstrued as a fruitless endeavor. His experimental work, many claimed, met only with scorn, derision and neglect. How Blakelock came to be considered one of the top three painters in the country by 1900 was never explained. In fact, the author discovered that Blakelock had attracted favorable attention in the press as early as 1879. While it was true that Blakelock and Albert Pinkham Ryder, with whom he was constantly associated, were subjected to ridicule by some critics, the controversy that surrounded them, also enshrined them. Many progressive critics championed Blakelock and Ryder's expressive, quasi-abstract landscapes, which were redefininnnnnng the boundaries of American art. By 1886, Blakelock's moonlight paintings were attracting rave reviews. Blakelock was an eccentric, often subject to violent mood swings and later extended bouts of paranoia. He was eventually diagnosed with dementia praecox - now called schizophrenia. The line between manic depression, bipolar disorders and various subtypes of schizophrenia, however, is blurry and lately has become the subject of debate. Most likely, Blakelock was suffering from what is called late-onset schizophrenia. He was 43 when he had his first psychotic episode, slashing his paintings, burning large amounts of money and threatening his family. He soon recovered and went back to his studio painting many of his most significant and mysterious paintings. Recently found letters indicate that he was lucid until the death of his father in 1897. Thereafter, his mental state disintegrated. The family was desperately poor. Blakelock, his long hair beaded like an Indian, a dagger in his waistband, took to the streets to sell his paintings. He became increasingly deluded, believing his paintings were worth millions and that he was related to royalty. It was two years later that Blakelock was once again sent away, this time remaining in an asylum until 1916. Blakelock has been described as a Romantic, a visionary, an outsider and an eccentric Hudson River School artist. His work, which contains both classic and modern elements, defies definition. Yet he is universally acknowledged to be one of the most original, innovative American artists of the nineteenth century - way ahead of his time. Reviewing a Blakelock exhibition in 1942, the influential critic Edward Alden Jewell called Blakelock "one of the greatest artists America has produced." Five years later, on the occasion of Blakelock's retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Robert Coates, critic for the New Yorker, described Blakelock as one of the "strongest individualists" in American art putting him on a level with Homer, Eakins and Ryder. This was at a time when Abstract Expressionists like Jackson Pollock and Franz Kline were looking to Blakelock and Ryder for inspiration. Today Blakelock's paintings continue to hang in virtually every major American museum. In May of 2000, Blakelock's early masterpiece, Indian Encampment on The Snake River eclipsed every other American painter in a Sotheby's auction, fetching $3.5 million. Blakelock, it appears, refuses to be forgotten.


Lake of Destiny - 2852635560

106,17 zł

Lake of Destiny The Write Edge, LLC

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

What would you do if you met the person you knew you were destined to love? Would you tell them? Lake of Destiny is a magical romance about men in kilts, destiny, family healing, and the sometimes twisted path to love . . . "Delightful, charming, and heartwarming." -New York Times bestselling author Wendy Higgins Helping her aunt organize a Beltane Festival in a picturesque Highland village seems like the perfect escape from Anna's second broken engagement and the meltdown that wrecked her legal career. But to succeed, she'll need to wrangle kilt-wearing villagers, dangerous sheep, a disaster of a dog, and the reclusive laird who refuses to open his property to the public for the ancient tradition of "Sighting." For centuries, Loch Fŕil in Balwhither has been known to locals as a "thin" place, one where the veil between worlds peels back on Beltane morning to reveal the face of a person's one true love. The tradition could draw tourists by the busload, but that's exactly what Connal MacGregor fears will expose the two secrets he's been desperate to keep hidden. While Anna struggles to mediate between the needs of the village and Connal's need to protect his identity and his child, she finds herself falling in love with all of them: Connal and his daughter, the magical glen, the villagers. But day by day, opening herself to love exposes deep scars from Anna's childhood, and confronting those wounds could finally set her free--or endanger her every chance of happiness. PRAISE FOR MARTINA BOONE'S COMPULSION "Skillfully blends rich magic and folklore with adventure, sweeping romance, and hidden treasure . . . An impressive start." -Publisher's Weekly "Eight Beaufort is so swoon-worthy that it's ridiculous. Move over Four, Eight is here to stay!" -RT Book Reviews, RT Editors Best Books of the Year "Boone's Southern Gothic certainly delivers a compelling mystery about feuding families and buried secrets, not to mention a steamy romance." -Booklist "Darkly romantic and steeped in Southern Gothic charm, you'll be compelled to get lost in the Heirs of Watson Island series." -#1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout "The perfect Southern family saga: charming and steamy on the surface, with cold-blooded secrets buried down deep." -Kendare Blake, NYT bestselling author of Three Dark Crowns and Anna Dressed in Blood "A fresh twist on the Southern Gothic-haunting, atmospheric, and absorbing." -Claudia Gray, New York Times bestselling author of A Thousand Pieces of You and the Evernight and Spellcaster series "Beautifully written, with vivid characters, a generations-old feud, and romance that leaps off the page, this Southern ghost story left me lingering over every word, and yet wanting to race to the compelling finish. Martina Boone's Compulsion is not to be missed." -Megan Shepherd, NYT bestselling author of The Cage series and The Madman's Daughter


What Lies Within - 2836341728

96,73 zł

What Lies Within HEADLINE

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

A tightly spun, atmospheric and powerful psychological suspense. Living in a remote Devon farmhouse, Anna and her family have always been close to nature, surrounded by the haunting beauty of the moor. But when a convict escapes from nearby Dartmoor prison, their isolation suddenly begins to feel more claustrophobic than free. Fearing for her children's safety, Anna's behaviour becomes increasingly irrational. But why is she so distant from her kind husband Robert, and why does she suspect something sinister of her son Paul? All teenagers have their difficult phases...Meanwhile, a young idealistic teacher has just started her first job, determined to 'make a difference'. But when she is brutally attacked by one of her students, her version of events is doubted by even those closest to her. Struggling to deal with the terrible consequences, she does what she can to move on and start afresh. As the two narratives converge, the tension builds to a devastating denouement, shattering everything you thought you believed about nature, nurture and the true meaning of family.


Under the Duvet - 2212824601

36,60 zł

Under the Duvet Penguin

Powieści i opowiadania

'When people ask me what I do for a crust and I tell them that I'm a novelist, they immediately assume that my life is a non-stop carousel of limos, television appearances, hair-dos, devoted fans, stalkers and all the glitzy paraphernalia of being a public figure. It's time to set the record straight. I write alone, in a darkened bedroom, wearing my PJs, eating bananas, my laptop on a pillow in front of me ...' Her novels are adored by millions around the world


Naming of Eliza Quinn - 2826914456

49,99 zł

Naming of Eliza Quinn VIRAGO

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

This is an extraordinarily haunting novel, inspired by a true story. In the late 1960s, in the hollow of an ancient oak tree beyond a derelict cottage in Cork, were found the bones of a three-year-old girl. It was thought that they dated back to the time of the great potato famine of the mid 1800s.§The bones were discovered by an American woman, who had inherited the cottage which had lain empty and broken for forty years. Local searches reveal that the house had originally belonged to The Quinns. Eliza Quinn was their baby.§This is a story that speaks of generations and of landscapes: abandoned villages, famine graves, old potato ridges sinking back into the earth, traces of a population that fell by two and a half million in less than ten years. It is also about hunger, both physical and emotional. But above all, it is the story of the Quinn family.


Nyrae Dawn - Facade - 2826665776

35,01 zł

Nyrae Dawn - Facade Headline Eternal

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

If you adore Jamie McGuire's Beautiful Disaster and Walking Disaster you'll love THE GAMES trilogy. BOOK 2 in THE GAMES trilogy. No one knows who twenty-one year-old Adrian Westfall is behind his facade. After what he's done, he deserves to live alone with his pain, even if he'd do anything to forget. Anything for a moment of quiet without his past haunting him. Eighteen year-old Delaney Cross wants nothing more than to absolve her family from her father's sins. To keep her suicidal mom off that ledge, and help her brother Maddox get the light back in his eyes. She thinks their road to freedom is through Adrian. Adrian and Delaney are bound together by tragedy...Only Adrian doesn't know it. As their lives intertwine, they find a solace in each other they never knew existed. Laney knows she needs to tell him-to come out from behind her smoke screen, but to say the words could mean losing him. Two people. Two disguises. True love. Will it be enough to save them when all secrets are bared?


Caribbean - 2839425282

359,99 zł

Caribbean Bear Family Records

Muzyka>Rock>Rock & Roll

1. Nacogdoches County Line 2. I'll Get My Lovin' From Someone Else 3. Clingin' Heart 4. Piney Woods Boogie 5. Yearnin' (& Sally Lee) 6. Someday (When Someone Hurts You)(& Sally Lee) 7. Table Hoppin' Blues (& Sally Lee) 8. Sober Up 9. Little Hoo-wee 10. Judalina 11. Caribbean 12. Weep Away 13. Caribbean (Alt) 14. Hootchy Kootchy Henry (From Hawaii) 15. Gigolo 16. Edgar The Eager Easter Bunny 17. Living On Love 18. The Haunting Waterfall 19. Dancerette 20. The World Keeps Turning Around 21. A Peasant's Guitar 22. Roulette 23. Havana Huddle 24. Smooth Talk (& Gale Torok) 25. My Silly Old Heart 26. Sit Down You're Rocking The Boat 27. Too Late Now 28. My Kind Of Woman 29. Little Hoo-wee 101. Marching My Blues Away 102. Country & Western (That's For Me) 103. Red Light, Green Light 104. No Money Down 105. It'll Be All Right 106. A Woman By Your Side 107. I Wish I Was A Little Bit Younger 108. Memories Of You Haunting Me Night & Day 109. When Mexico Gave Up The Rhumba 110. Go Ahead & Be A Fool 111. Drink Up & Go Home 112. Take This Heart 113. Pledge Of Love 114. Another Love From Now 115. What's Behind The Strange Door 116. You Never Belonged To Me 117. Sweet Revenge 118. Love Me Like You Mean It 119. You Win Again 120. I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With U) 121. Love Your Touch (Love You So Much) 122. Two Words (True Love) 123. You're Tempting Me 124. You Can't Keep A Good Man Down 125. Honolulu Baby 126. Filipino Baby 127. How Much (Do I Love You) 128. Be Kind To Me 129. These Things I Hold Dear 130. A Date With A Teardrop 131. All Over Again, Again 132. You Can't Get There From Here 201. You Drive, Buddy 202. The P.t.a. Rock & Roll 203. Here I Come Cruel World 204. Teenie Weenie Bikini 205. Cryin' Honky Tonk Blues 206. Caribbean 207. New Guitar 208. You Are The One 209. Especially For You 210. Kish Leon 211. Johnny's Gone Away To College 212. Mexican Joe 213. Little Hoo-wee 214. Rig-a-jig-a-boom 215. You Are The One 216. That's My Desire 217. Guardian Angel 218. A Rose-covered Garden 219. When The Stars Get In Your Eyes 220. I Want To Know Everything 221. Guardian Angel 222. Pink Chiffon 223. The Seventeenth Summer 224. What You Don't Know (Won't Hurt You) 225. Happy Street 226. Little Boy In Love 227. King Of Holiday Island 301. El Tigre 302. Eating My Heart Out 303. The Comancheros 304. Rio Grande 305. Fool's Disguise 306. A Mighty, Mighty Man 307. For Somebody Who's Supposed To Be Hurtin' 308. I'm Not Myself 309. Hawaiian Sunset 310. Little Secrets 311. I Wish 312. Timid Soul 313. El Tigre 314. Summer Romance 315. Your Love 316. Too Bad 317. Four Your Precious Love 318. The Tree 319. What Goes On In Your Heart 320. Imagination 321. Hidin' The Hurt 322. Little Teenage Heart 323. Country Music I Gave You The Best Years Of...


Resident Film Tie - 2826678174

38,76 zł

Resident Film Tie ARROW

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Every year, three million single women in America move into an apartment for the first time. Few of them change the locks. Juliet Devereau can't believe her luck: after weeks of looking for a place to live, she's found a beautiful, spacious apartment overlooking Brooklyn Bridge. It almost seems to good to be true. It is...Over the weeks, a chilling sense of being watched stalks Juliet. Strange sounds wake her in the night, the mirror in the bathroom trembles, and doors she thought shut are open. Then the silhouette of a man standing in her living room makes her realise that she's not alone in there. But what's haunting her is far more terrifying than a malevolent spirit; it's alive, strong and obsessed. Suddenly, Juliet is caught up in a deadly game of cat and mouse, and there's no guarantee that she'll come out alive...


Collection 1949 - 60 - 2839562995

54,99 zł

Collection 1949 - 60 Acrobat


1. Nacogdoches County Line 2. I'll Get My Lovin' From Someone Else 3. Clingin' Heart 4. Piney Woods Boogie 5. Yearnin' (With Sally Lee) 6. Table Hoppin' Blues 7. Someday (When Someone Hurts You) (With Sally Lee) 8. Sober Up (With Sally Lee) 9. Little Ho-wee 10. Judalina 11. Caribbean 12. Weep Away 13. Hootchy Kootchy Henry (From Hawaii) 14. Gigolo 15. Edgar The Easter Bunny 16. Living On Love 17. The Haunting Waterfall 18. Dancerette 19. Roulette 20. Havana Huddle 21. A Peasant's Guitar 22. The World Keeps Turning Around 23. Smooth Talk (With Gail Ramona) 24. Too Late Now 25. Marching My Blues Away 26. Country And Western (That's For Me) 27. Red Light, Green Light 28. No Money Down 29. When Mexico Gave Up The Rhumba (To Do The Rock And Roll) 30. I Wish I Was A Little Bit Younger (And Knew What I Know Now) 101. Drink Up And Go Home 102. Take This Heart 103. Pledge Of Love 104. What's Behind The Strange Door? 105. Two Words (True Love) 106. You're Tempting Me 107. Sweet Revenge 108. Love Me Like You Mean It 109. Memories Of You Haunting Me Night And Day 110. Go Ahead And Be A Fool 111. Little Ho-wee (Re-recording) 112. My Silly Old Heart 113. Sit Down You're Rocking The Boat 114. My Kind Of Woman 115. It'll Be All Right 116. A Woman By Your Side 117. Another Love From Now 118. You Never Belonged To Me 119. You Win Again 120. I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You) 121. Love Your Touch (Love You So Much) 122. You Can't Keep A Good Man Down 123. Caribbean (Alternate Take) 124. You Are The One 125. Mexican Joe 126. I Want To Know Everything 127. Guardian Angel 128. Pink Chiffon 129. What You Don't Know


Lake of Dreams - 2850430057

39,90 zł

Lake of Dreams VIKING

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

From the author of the bestselling and beloved novel "The Memory Keeper's Daughter" by Kim Edwards, comes a mesmerising story of startling family secrets and lies in the "Sunday Times" bestselling novel "The Lake of Dreams". The darkest secrets are the ones we hide from ourselves...Ten years ago, traumatized by her father's death, Lucy left her home and her country. Now, she returns to her family's rambling lakeside home to lay old ghosts to rest. Sleepless one night, Lucy makes a momentous discovery. Locked in a moonlit window seat is a collection of family heirlooms - objects whose secrets no one was ever supposed to find. Piecing together her family's true history, she realises that the story she has always been told was a fiction...Mesmerizing and haunting, "The Lake of Dreams" is a startling story of family secrets and lies, lost love and redemption, and of the many pieces and puzzles that make up a life. "An emotional novel with lyrical touches". ("Sunday Times"). "Beautifully plotted and breathtakingly accomplished". ("Daily Express"). "An absorbing, perceptive and moving tale". ("Daily Mail"). "A powerful saga". ("Good Housekeeping"). "An epic of discovery and deception". ("She"). "A page-turner". ("Red"). Kim Edwards is the author of the bestselling "The Memory Keeper's Daughter" and a collection of short stories, "The Secrets of a Fire King". Her honours include the Whiting Award and the Nelson Algren Award, as well as the Kentucky Literary Award, a National Magazine Award, and a grant from the NEA. She is Associate Professor of English at the University of Kentucky.


Morris Gleitzman - After - 2826720603

34,52 zł

Morris Gleitzman - After PUFFIN

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

"After" is the fourth shocking, funny and heartbreaking book in Morris Gleitzman's "Second World War" series. After - The Nazis took my parents I was scared. After - They killed my best friend I was angry. After - They ruined my thirteenth birthday I was determined to get to the forest, to join forces with Gabriek and Yuli, to be a family, to defeat the Nazis after all. "Haunting ...dangerous and desperate, but also full of courage and hope". ("Guardian"). "You will laugh ...prepare for shock and tears". ("Sunday Times"). "After" is the fourth in a series of children's novels about Felix, a Jewish orphan caught in the middle of the Holocaust, from Australian author Morris Gleitzman - author of "Bumface" and "Two Weeks with the Queen". The other books in the series, "Once", "Then" and "Now" are also available from Puffin.


Lost Girls - 2845285951

125,55 zł

Lost Girls William Morrow

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

A Globe & Mail 100 SelectionAward-winning investigative reporter Robert Kolker delivers a haunting and humanizing account of the true-life search for a serial killer still at large on Long Island, in a compelling tale of unsolved murder and Internet prostitution.One late spring evening in 2010, Shannan Gilbert, after running through the oceanfront community of Oak Beach screaming for her life, went missing. No one who had heard of her disappearance thought much about what had happened to the twenty-four-year-old: she was a Craigslist prostitute who had been fleeing a scene--of what, no one could be sure. The Suffolk County Police, too, seemed to have paid little attention--until seven months later, when an unexpected discovery in a bramble alongside a nearby highway turned up four bodies, all evenly spaced, all wrapped in burlap. But none of them Shannan's.There was Maureen Brainard-Barnes, last seen at Penn Station in Manhattan three years earlier, and Melissa Barthelemy, last seen in the Bronx in 2009. There was Megan Waterman, last seen leaving a hotel in Hauppage, Long Island, just a month after Shannan's disappearance in 2010, and Amber Lynn Costello, last seen leaving a house in West Babylon a few months later that same year. Like Shannan, all four women were petite and in their twenties, they all came from out of town to work as escorts, and they all advertised on Craigslist and its competitor, Backpage.In a triumph of reporting--and in a riveting narrative--Robert Kolker presents the first detailed look at the shadow world of escorts in the Internet age, where making a living is easier than ever and the dangers remain all too real. He has talked exhaustively with the friends and family of each woman to reveal the three-dimensional truths about their lives, the struggling towns they came from, and the dreams they chased. And he has gained unique access to the Oak Beach neighborhood that has found itself the focus of national media scrutiny--where the police have flailed, the body count has risen, and the neighbors have begun pointing fingers at one another. There, in a remote community, out of sight of the beaches and marinas scattered along the South Shore barrier islands, the women's stories come together in death and dark mystery. Lost Girls is a portrait not just of five women, but of unsolved murder in an idyllic part of America, of the underside of the Internet, and of the secrets we keep without admitting to ourselves that we keep them.


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