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Lost Girls

by Andrew Pyper

Brilliance Audio | May 9, 2000 | Audio Book (Cassette)

Lost Girls is rated 4.1667 out of 5 by 12.
Bartholomew Christian Crane is a criminal defense attorney who wins. Thirty-three, silver-tongued, and driven by a moral code that preaches, "There are no such things as lies, only misperceptions," Barth is ripe for the first murder trial of his career. Two fourteen-year-old girls have gone missing and are presumed dead in a depressed northern Ontario town. The girls' teacher - now Barth's client - is the prime suspect. Booking himself into the seedy Empire Hotel, Barth begins work on a trial that quickly slides into a nightmarish tableau of psychological terror, where the distinction between dream and reality is as fine as the lines of coke he relies on for inspiration. He feels an uneasy connection to the victims, who presumably lie in the bottom of the lake just outside town . . . the same lake that is believed to be haunted.

Format: Audio Book (Cassette)

Published: May 9, 2000

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1567409148

ISBN - 13: 9781567409147

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Read! I read this on my Sony Digital Reader last year. I have to say this story was chillingly haunting. I was gripped from the first chapter and I ripped through the pages over a few days; the story had a rhythmic pace and well defined characters. This book was one of my favourites of 2009! I recommend it to anyone that enjoys a book that gets your heart racing.
Date published: 2013-10-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from A Strangely Bad Book Maybe I'm overreacting, but Pyper's book really bothered me as "literature." As an airplane read, I think Lost Girls is fine. It's got mystery, suspense, and extreme weirdness. But it's also one of the most contrived, cliched books I've read in my post-Archie comics days. Miss Arthurs's Lady in the Lake is a half-step from King Arthur's Lady of the Lake. The ridiculous story of the Lady's confinement, escape, and subsequent resurrection is played like an episode of Are You Afraid of the Dark. Diagnosis: she couldn't mother? Are you kidding, Andrew? And the expository section on DPs...It almost turned into a teen thriller for a few pages. I get Pyper's parallels, and I get the suggestion that B.C. has to, for his own reasons, believe in the Lady. But the wraith/stripper Caroline, the psychotic-then-lucid Tripp, the ol' Crane cottage, and the amazingly uneven portrayal of B.C. really ruined this one for me. He needed to be a smart, tough guy wearing down; not a stumbling, easily-intimidated, emotionally-stunted fool discovering a hidden morality.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from cool I think this book is good but i don't like how it swears too much!!!
Date published: 2013-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Strong debut novel--I loved it! Bartholomew Christian Crane is a lost soul of questionable lawyerly morality. His first murder trial is the case of the lost girls, two missing teenagers from Murdoch, an odd little town in northern Ontario. Barth relies on sarcasm and cocaine as he encounters strippers, a ghost and his strange client. Will he emerge from this trial unscathed? Author Pyper's background as a poet is evident from the opening paragraph of this, his debut novel. The story is liberally sprinkled with Pyper's own brand of humor, spiced with unique imagery and the authentic flavor of the north. He had me hooked from the opening scene and he's Canadian, too. If you enjoy intelligent crime fiction, suspenseful fantasy or well-crafted stories, this book is a must-read. But be warned, this is not a typical court-room drama or a brain-candy upper. The story is soulful, depressing and riveting.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent! This book was recommended to me by a guy at work who is a good friend of the author. I was a little hestitant, but once I started to read I was hooked in. This book has a great story & is very spooky from beginning to end.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A good story The story of Barth Crane is very well written, but the ending didn't satisfy. The conclusions brought on my Barth's history in the town of Murdoch were too coincidental and the plot too murky. I enjoyed it, but found it hard to get through.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Read Andrew Pyper has a great way with words. This is an easy to read book and enjoyable. Even though it is fiction it could be taken as true. I enjoyed the layout of the chapters and author's in depth detail of Bart's charater. I liked his discriptions of his (local to me) surroundings and all the charaters except for Tripp. I would have liked to have read more detail and conversations with him. I was suprised by the ending but not overly. Overall I would recommend anyone read this.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A Hesitant Recommendation This novel was initially quite riveting and for the first several hundred pages I couldn't put the book down. Unfortunately, I was disappointed by the far-fetched and unbelievable manner in which the conclusion was revealed.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great atmosphere! This is one of those books you need to read when you have plenty of time, because you're not going to put it down once you start. Pyper creates a creepy and sinister mood that pulls you right in. Lost Girls would make a good movie, and you can amuse yourself after you finish reading by casting all the parts.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Remarkably poignant!! I'm in love with Andrew Pyper's words. It has been quite some time since I have read something so compelling. Pyper's story will remain with me for some time to come. He is a talented writer.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Canadian soul searching Pyper has a splendid talent for describing setting and character. Through the eyes of Bartholomew Crane, the reader is presented with a wry and increasingly dark view of a northern Ontario community. While Crane’s alienating urban temperament and cocaine addiction feed his growing paranoia, the sequence of events accelerates into a spiral of action where reality and imagination become creepily obscure. Pyper’s success in making the story believable rests with the use of classic Canadian settings and imagery and all the emotions they conjure. For example: fear of deep, dark lake water; dillapadated isolated cottages; distant voices carried by forest winds; stories of the past; run down hotels where locals drown their sorrows; etc. Pyper uses these settings effectively and pumps up the story’s action through excellent, detailed writing. Lost Girls is a story that successfully draws readers into the mystery of a small, northern Ontario town where “the woods are thick, the water’s deep and there’re stories” and presents one of the most memorable protagonists to grace the pages of recent Canadian fiction.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book I was drawn to Andrew Pyper's first book "Kiss Me" and loved reading all his short stories. I thought he was an author that truly spoke to someone of my generation in a way I could relate. When I found out that "Lost Girls" was his followup I eagerly anticipated its relase. Having just finished reading it, I was not disappointed. It was a compelling novel that brought you inside the mind of a complex character. Pyper's ability to exquisitely relay details was a great source of enjoyment. I highly recommend it!
Date published: 2013-10-24

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Lost Girls

by Andrew Pyper

Format: Audio Book (Cassette)

Published: May 9, 2000

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1567409148

ISBN - 13: 9781567409147

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Bartholomew Christian Crane is a criminal defense attorney who wins. Thirty-three, silver-tongued, and driven by a moral code that preaches, "There are no such things as lies, only misperceptions," Barth is ripe for the first murder trial of his career. Two fourteen-year-old girls have gone missing and are presumed dead in a depressed northern Ontario town. The girls' teacher - now Barth's client - is the prime suspect. Booking himself into the seedy Empire Hotel, Barth begins work on a trial that quickly slides into a nightmarish tableau of psychological terror, where the distinction between dream and reality is as fine as the lines of coke he relies on for inspiration. He feels an uneasy connection to the victims, who presumably lie in the bottom of the lake just outside town . . . the same lake that is believed to be haunted.
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