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I wanted to do a weekly post to share a book from the past…either one I’ve read and loved or one that I still want to read that’s gotten lost in my TBR pile…so I thought Throwback Thursday would be a good day to do it!




Published: 2009

Read & My Rating: 5/5 Stars  


Thirteen year-old Johnny Merrimon had the perfect life: a warm home and loving parents; a twin sister, Alyssa, with whom he shared an irreplaceable bond. He knew nothing of loss, until the day Alyssa vanished from the side of a lonely street. Now, a year later, Johnny finds himself isolated and alone, failed by the people he’d been taught since birth to trust. No one else believes that Alyssa is still alive, but Johnny is certain that she is—confident in a way that he can never fully explain.

Determined to find his sister, Johnny risks everything to explore the dark side of his hometown. It is a desperate, terrifying search, but Johnny is not as alone as he might think. Detective Clyde Hunt has never stopped looking for Alyssa either, and he has a soft spot for Johnny. He watches over the boy and tries to keep him safe, but when Johnny uncovers a dangerous lead and vows to follow it, Hunt has no choice but to intervene.

Then a second child goes missing…

If you like extremely well-written and plotted mysteries then this book is for you. John Hart’s writing is top notch as he draws you into these characters lives, especially Johnny’s, and you won’t want to stop turning the pages until you, like Johnny, find out what happened to his sister. Highly recommended!


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