Girl in the Woods

A Memoir

Author: Aspen Matis

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062291084

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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Girl in the Woods is Aspen Matis's exhilarating true-life adventure of hiking from Mexico to Canada—a coming of age story, a survival story, and a triumphant story of overcoming emotional devastation. On her second night of college, Aspen was raped by a fellow student. Overprotected by her parents who discouraged her from telling of the attack, Aspen was confused and ashamed. Dealing with a problem that has sadly become all too common on college campuses around the country, she stumbled through her first semester—a challenging time made even harder by the coldness of her college's "conflict mediation" process. Her desperation growing, she made a bold decision: She would seek healing in the freedom of the wild, on the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail leading from Mexico to Canada. In this inspiring memoir, Aspen chronicles her journey, a five-month trek that was ambitious, dangerous, and transformative. A nineteen-year-old girl alone and lost, she conquered desolate mountain passes and met rattlesnakes, bears, and fellow desert pilgrims. Exhausted after each thirty-mile day, at times on the verge of starvation, Aspen was forced to confront her numbness, coming to terms with the sexual assault and her parents' disappointing reaction. On the trail and on her own, she found that survival is predicated on persistent self-reliance. She found her strength. After a thousand miles of solitude, she found a man who helped her learn to love and trust again—and heal. Told with elegance and suspense, Girl in the Woods is a beautifully rendered story of eroding emotional and physical boundaries to reveal the truths that lie beyond the edges of the map.
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The Girl in the Woods

Author: Gregg Olsen

Publisher: Kensington Books

ISBN: 0786029943

Category: Fiction

Page: 405

View: 465

Native American pathologist Birdy Waterman and sheriff's detective Kendall Stark go up against a female serial killer whose powers of persuasion seem to have no end, forcing the two to make a fateful decision.
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The Girl in the Woods

Author: David Jack Bell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781929653102

Category:

Page: 346

View: 7775

When Diana Greene leaves her hometown for a new life, she thinks she has left the past behind: her sister's disappearance, her mother's illness, and the visions Diana used to see. Then, a mysterious visitor prompts Diana to uncover secrets about the dark and violent covenant that the town was founded upon.
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The Girl in the Woods

Author: Camilla Lackberg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780007518371

Category: Missing children

Page: 592

View: 9144

No. 1 international bestseller and Swedish crime sensation Camilla Lackberg's new psychological thriller featuring Detective Patrik Hedstr�m and Erica Falck - irresistible for fans of Stieg Larsson and Jo Nesbo.A missing childWhen a four-year-old girl disappears in the woods just outside Fj�llbacka, the community is horror-struck. Thirty years ago, a young girl went missing from the exact same spot, and was later discovered, murdered.A murderBack then, two teenage girls were found guilty of the killing. Could it really be a coincidence that one of the girls - now a world-famous actress - has just returned to Fj�llbacka? Detective Patrik Hedstr�m starts investigating, with his wife, bestselling crime writer Erica Falck, by his side.A community torn apartBut as Patrik and Erica dig deeper, the truth becomes ever murkier, because it seems that everyone in the tight-knit community is hiding something. And soon, the residents must confront the fact that they could be harbouring a murderer in their midst...
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The Girl in the Woods

Author: Patricia Macdonald

Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd

ISBN: 1780109571

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 3451

A deathbed confession has chilling consequences in this gripping novel of psychological suspense. “I have to tell you something ... I did something bad”. Ever since her best friend Molly was murdered fifteen years before, Blair Butler has returned to her small hometown in the Pocono mountains as seldom as possible. Now she has been summoned home to see her terminally ill sister one last time – only for Celeste to make a shocking deathbed confession. Is it really true that the wrong man has spent fifteen years in jail for a crime he didn’t commit? Having promised her dying sister that she would do her best to right the wrongs of the past, Blair sets out to discover what really happened that cold, wet November night fifteen years before: the night Molly’s battered body was found in the woods behind her home. But is Blair prepared for the shocking truth ... ?
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The Girls In The Woods (The Annie Graham crime series, Book 5)

Author: Helen Phifer

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 1474047432

Category: Fiction

Page: 286

View: 505

‘Thriller lovers will be riveted by this novel. Beautifully written, good character description and that twist at the end... you’re gonna love it!’ – SerialReader on Goodreads Don’t go into the woods. Because you’re in for a big surprise...
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The Girl from the Woods

Author: Amar Shekhar

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 9352060938

Category: Fiction

Page: 114

View: 7010

"Buried love begins to bubble up when two lonely souls Niam, a passionate photographer on an assignment, and Siya, a mountain girl, meet accidently in Shimla and fall in love. With time, love and affection start shaping up the congruency of their spirits in ethereal sync like they were meant to complete each other. Gradually, passion, love, self-introspection, spirituality, every element of the journey start to entangle so appressed, that for an adventurer a reverie photography journey soon turns out to be a war within. Find this out in the long-winding expedition of a photographer in “The Girl from the woods” – Does a wandering soul seeking solace embraces his love against his passion or do they wither away just to be memories forever?"
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The Girl from the Woods

Author: Chris Keane

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692832172

Category:

Page: 150

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It's summertime and the last place 19-year-old Dante Elton wants to be is at his grandmother's in rural upstate New York. But it's exactly where his parents dump him, as they jet off to Europe. Without a car, cell service, or even basic television, there is nothing to do but wander around the nearby woods just as he had as a small child... There he meets sexy-and slightly older-Angie Sewall while on a hike. On the surface, she's a devoted daughter content to be single while she manages her father's medical practice. Yet deep down, Angie is bored and heartbroken...and is harboring some special gifts that she keeps secret from her father and their backwoods community. When Dante's grandmother's health declines, he reaches out to Angie's father for help, only to uncover the good doctor's dark side. When Dante confides in Angie, it drives a spike into their budding relationship. He's left to wonder if he's all alone in his quest to save his grandmother from grave danger. But perhaps the better question is-who's going to save Dante?
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The Body in the Woods

Author: April Henry

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0805098526

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 9453

While helping the Portland County Sheriff's Search and Rescue to seek a missing autistic man, teens Alexis, Nick, and Ruby find, instead, a body and join forces to find the girl's murderer, forming an unlikely friendship, as well.
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The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501157515

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 5285

When a young girl finds herself lost in the woods, she tunes her Walkman to a Boston Red Sox game and imagines her hero, relief pitcher Tom Gordon, walking beside her. But a hulking beast silently and ruthlessly stalks her, waiting until she runs out of strength, determination, and hope. National radio and print ads, including "USA Today" and "The New York Times."
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The Girl Who Got Lost In the Woods

Author: Jazmyne V. Wiggins

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1481751093

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

View: 2398

Come and join Jane on her adventure as she chase a baby rabbit through the woods. She realizes that she is lost and starts to get scared. On this adventure, she meets a family that lives in the woods. Will she be safe? Will she find her way back home?
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The Girl in the Picture

Author: Alexandra Monir

Publisher: Delacorte Press

ISBN: 0385372523

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 272

View: 2510

"A dark and addictive mystery that had me flying through the pages: best read late at night under the covers with the doors locked!"—Kara Thomas, author ofThe Darkest Corners One dead body, one photograph, one comprimising secret. Everyone's a suspect in this classic "whodunit" murder mystery from Timeless author, Alexandra Monir. Nicole Morgan has been labeled many things—the geeky music girl, the shy sidekick of Miss Popularity, and the girl with the scar. Now only one name haunts her through the halls of Oyster Bay Prep. The girl in the picture. After heartthrob Chace Porter is found dead in the woods near the school, the police search for the girl snuggled up next to him in a picture discovered among his personal effects. A girl no one knew was even close to him—and whose best friend, Lana Rivera, was his girlfriend. Nicole is that girl, and now she’s the primary suspect in his murder. What happened that night? Were Nicole and Chace dating behind Lana’s back? Were he and Lana over? Could either of the girls have killed him? In alternating points of view—that of suspect Nicole Morgan and that of Lana Rivera—and weaving between present-day, flashbacks, and the characters' surreal subconscious, The Girl in the Picture is a unique tale of teen friendship, romance, and deadly secrets. "This is a murder mystery with tightly tucked-in clues. Perfect for readers who enjoy fancy prep-school tales or mysteries."--Booklist "Monir effectively keeps readers guessing until nearly the end. VERDICT Teens will enjoy the cleverly crafted ride of this whodunit."--SLJ "Mystery lovers will find Oyster Bay Prep just to their liking."--The Bulletin
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The Girl in the Red Coat

Author: Kate Hamer

Publisher: Melville House

ISBN: 1612195008

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 9641

* Costa Book Award for First Novel finalist * Dagger Award finalist "Kate Hamer's gripping debut novel immediately recalls the explosion of similarly titled books and movies, from Stieg Larsson's The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and its sequels, to The Girl on the Train to Gone Girl ... "--Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times "Keeps the reader turning pages at a frantic clip... What's most powerful here is not whodunnit, or even why, but how this mother and daughter bear their separation, and the stories they tell themselves to help endure it." --Celeste Ng (Everything I Never Told You) "Compulsively readable...Beautifully written and unpredictable, I had to stop myself racing to the end to find out what happened." --Rosamund Lupton (Sister) "Both gripping and sensitive -- beautifully written, it is a compulsive, aching story full of loss and redemption." --Lisa Ballantyne (The Guilty One) "Hamer's dark tale of the lost and found is nearly impossible to put down." --Booklist Newly single mom Beth has one constant, gnawing worry: that her dreamy eight-year-old daughter, Carmel, who has a tendency to wander off, will one day go missing. And then one day, it happens: On a Saturday morning thick with fog, Beth takes Carmel to a local outdoor festival, they get separated in the crowd, and Carmel is gone. Shattered, Beth sets herself on the grim and lonely mission to find her daughter, keeping on relentlessly even as the authorities tell her that Carmel may be gone for good. Carmel, meanwhile, is on a strange and harrowing journey of her own--to a totally unexpected place that requires her to live by her wits, while trying desperately to keep in her head, at all times, a vision of her mother ... Alternating between Beth's story and Carmel's, and written in gripping prose that won't let go, The Girl in the Red Coat--like Emma Donoghue's Room and M. L. Stedman's The Light Between Oceans--is an utterly immersive story that's impossible to put down . . . and impossible to forget.
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North Woods Girl

Author: Aimee M. Bissonette

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780873519663

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 9997

"An admiring granddaughter hikes in all seasons with Grandma, the quintessential north woods girl. Together they see squirrels gathering nuts, hear wood frogs peep, inhale piney scents, and choose the finest skipping stone"--
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In the Woods

A Novel

Author: Tana French

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101147156

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 8189

The debut novel of an astonishing voice in psychological suspense As dusk approaches a small Dublin suburb in the summer of 1984, mothers begin to call their children home. But on this warm evening, three children do not return from the dark and silent woods. When the police arrive, they find only one of the children gripping a tree trunk in terror, wearing blood-filled sneakers, and unable to recall a single detail of the previous hours. Twenty years later, the found boy, Rob Ryan, is a detective on the Dublin Murder Squad and keeps his past a secret. But when a twelve-year-old girl is found murdered in the same woods, he and Detective Cassie Maddox—his partner and closest friend—find themselves investigating a case chillingly similar to the previous unsolved mystery. Now, with only snippets of long-buried memories to guide him, Ryan has the chance to uncover both the mystery of the case before him and that of his own shadowy past. Richly atmospheric, stunning in its complexity, and utterly convincing and surprising to the end, In the Woods is sure to enthrall fans of Mystic River and The Lovely Bones. From the Hardcover edition.
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The Girl of the Woods

Author: Grace Livingston Hill

Publisher: Barbour Publishing

ISBN: 1634095154

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 6098

Once when Revel Radcliffe was young and troubled by his widowed father’s plans to remarry, he fled into the woods and met a young girl who was out picking wildflowers. Her words that day comforted him in his distress and introduced him to a lasting faith. Now as a man facing an uncertain future, he remembers that girl, who again helps him summon the courage to face a new day.
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After the Woods

Author: Kim Savage

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0374300550

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

View: 7984

"On the eve of the year anniversary of the Shiverton Abduction, two former best friends grapple with the consequences of that event"--
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A Girl of the Limberlost

Author: Gene Stratton-Porter

Publisher: Applewood Books

ISBN: 1557092923

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

View: 1401

Deeply wounded by her embittered mother's lack of sympathy for her aspirations, Elnora finds comfort in the nearby Limberlost Swamp, whose beauty and rich abundance provide her with the means to better her life.
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Just a Breath Away

Author: Carlene Thompson

Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd

ISBN: 1780109237

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 6073

Kelsey March’s sister is killed by a stalker, but the truth is not as it first appears . . . Interior designer Kelsey March's world is shattered when a stalker murders her beautiful model sister while they're strolling together one balmy evening in Louisville, Kentucky. But there's far more to this murder than first appears – and it may have something to do with a young boy who walked away from an accident that killed his abusive mother some twenty years ago . . .
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