The Girl She Used To Be

Kobo eBook available

read instantly on your Kobo or tablet.

buy the ebook now

The Girl She Used To Be

by David Cristofano

Grand Central Publishing | March 10, 2010 | Trade Paperback

4 out of 5 rating. 1 Reviews
Not yet rated | write a review
When Melody Grace McCartney was six years old, she and her parents witnessed an act of violence so brutal that it changed their lives forever. The federal government lured them into the Witness Protection Program with the promise of safety, and they went gratefully. But the program took Melody''s name, her home, her innocence, and, ultimately, her family. She''s been May Adams, Karen Smith, Anne Johnson, and countless others--everyone but the one person she longs to be: herself. So when the feds spirit her off to begin yet another new life in another town, she''s stunned when a man confronts her and calls her by her real name. Jonathan Bovaro, the mafioso sent to hunt her down, knows her, the real her, and it''s a dangerous thrill that Melody can''t resist. He''s insistent that she''s just a pawn in the government''s war against the Bovaro family. But can she trust her life and her identity to this vicious stranger whose acts of violence are legendary?

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 272 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.75 in

Published: March 10, 2010

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0446582212

ISBN - 13: 9780446582216

save
28%

In Stock Not yet released

$12.91  ea

Online Price

$16.99 List Price

or, Used from $4.99

eGift this item

Give this item in the form of an eGift Card.

+ what is this?

This item is eligible for FREE SHIPPING on orders over $25.
See details

Easy, FREE returns. See details

Item can only be shipped in Canada

Downloads instantly to your kobo or other ereading device. See details

All available formats:

Reviews

– More About This Product –

The Girl She Used To Be

by David Cristofano

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 272 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.75 in

Published: March 10, 2010

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0446582212

ISBN - 13: 9780446582216

About the Book

When Melody Grace McCartney was six years old, she and her parents witnessed an act of violence so brutal that it changed their lives forever. The federal government lured them into the Witness Protection Program with the promise of safety, and they went gratefully. But the program took Melody's name, her home, her innocence, and, ultimately, her family. She's been May Adams, Karen Smith, Anne Johnson, and countless others--everyone but the one person she longs to be: herself. So when the feds spirit her off to begin yet another new life in another town, she's stunned when a man confronts her and calls her by her real name. Jonathan Bovaro, the mafioso sent to hunt her down, knows her, the real her, and it's a dangerous thrill that Melody can't resist. He's insistent that she's just a pawn in the government's war against the Bovaro family. But can she trust her life and her identity to this vicious stranger whose acts of violence are legendary?

From the Publisher

When Melody Grace McCartney was six years old, she and her parents witnessed an act of violence so brutal that it changed their lives forever. The federal government lured them into the Witness Protection Program with the promise of safety, and they went gratefully. But the program took Melody''s name, her home, her innocence, and, ultimately, her family. She''s been May Adams, Karen Smith, Anne Johnson, and countless others--everyone but the one person she longs to be: herself. So when the feds spirit her off to begin yet another new life in another town, she''s stunned when a man confronts her and calls her by her real name. Jonathan Bovaro, the mafioso sent to hunt her down, knows her, the real her, and it''s a dangerous thrill that Melody can''t resist. He''s insistent that she''s just a pawn in the government''s war against the Bovaro family. But can she trust her life and her identity to this vicious stranger whose acts of violence are legendary?

About the Author

David Cristofano has earned degrees in Government & Politics and Computer Science from the University of Maryland at College Park and has worked for different branches of the Federal Government for over a decade. His short works have been published byLike Water BurningandMcSweeneys.He currently works in the Washington, D.C. area where he lives with his wife, son and daughter. THE GIRL SHE USED TO BE is his first novel.

Editorial Reviews

"There''s no hiding the fact that THE GIRL SHE USED TO BE is a brilliant debut by a magnificent new novelist."
--Will Clarke, LORD VISHNU''S LOVE HANDLES and THE WORTHY
Item not added

This item is not available to order at this time.

See used copies from 00.00
  • My Gift List
  • My Wish List
  • Shopping Cart