Tuesday, July 1, 2014 |
When two girls go missing -- presumed to be dead at the bottom of a lake outside town, even though no bodies have been found -- slimy criminal lawyer Bartholomew Christian Crane finds he has the trial of his career on his hands. But at what cost? The deeper Crane gets into the trial, the blurrier the line between reality and nightmare in this smart, spellbinding thriller.
Lost Girls won the 2000 Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel.
"Dead or alive something happened to them, and now all that's left is Laird's collected bits and pieces, a wrinkled envelope marked SOUVENIRS. Their handwriting speaks in my ear as I read it. The hair glints as though the sull light of the desk lamp is instead the brilliant luster of an afternoon sun. The bracelet warmed by an imagined wrist, its delicate pulses of blood.
Here and then not here.
From Lost Girls by Andrew Pyper ©1999. Published by HarperCollins Publishers.