Lost Girls

Paperback | December 29, 2003

byAndrew Pyper

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Bartholomew Christian Crane is a criminal defence lawyer 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 presumably lie on the bottom of a lake just outside an economically depressed northern town. Though everyone believes the girls' English teacher is guilty, no bodies have yet been discovered and there is little other substantial evidence. As Barth begins work on a trial that quickly slides into a nightmarish blur between dream and reality, he feels an uneasy connection to the victims—and to the ghost that haunts the lake's waters.

Lost Girls is an audacious, darkly comic literary thriller that catches the reader off guard at every turn, a single mystery that fractures into many, a story of ghosts both real and imagines.

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Bartholomew Christian Crane is a criminal defence lawyer 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 presumably lie on the bottom of a la...

ANDREW PYPER is the author of Lost Girls, his highly acclaimed first novel that was a bestseller in Canada, in the Top 10 on the TimesUK paperback list and in the Top 30 of The New York Times paperback bestseller list. The novel was selected as a Notable Book of the Year by The Globe and Mail and The New York Times and is currently b...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 1 inPublished:December 29, 2003Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0006393101

ISBN - 13:9780006393108

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE the Canadian content! Brilliant! Want more from this author! Never-lose lawyer and drug addict Bartholomew Crane's first murder trial involves two murdered teenagers in an economically depressed northern Ontario town. But what is drug induced and what is real? Themes of small town close-mindedness and the spookiness of off-season lakes and cottage country make this a compelling thriller/ ghost story/ mystery--and a block-buster debut Canadian novel.
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceptional I bought this book a while ago based on its excellent reviews and also because I have read other Andrew Pyper books in the past and he is always very good. This book does not disappoint. A superb mix of courtroom drama, detective work and terrors imagined and real this book has it all. If you are a fan of a good murder mystery with a creepy moody setting and super good writing then this book is for you. Highly Recommended.
Date published: 2016-10-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from very good Captivating, well written and kept my interest to the end. I would recommend it to those who like murder mysteries.
Date published: 2015-06-02
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: 2010-02-07