The Lost Girls

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William Morrow & Company
Publish Date
5.3 X 8.0 X 0.8 inches | 0.5 pounds

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About the Author
Heather Young earned her law degree from the University of Virginia and practiced law in San Francisco before beginning her writing career. She received an MFA from the Bennington College Writing Seminars, and has studied at the Tin House Writers' Workshop and the Squaw Valley Writers Workshop. She lives in Mill Valley, California, with her husband and two children. The Lost Girls is her first novel.

"A novel of quiet intensity that builds to a terrifying climax. THE LOST GIRLS contains echoes of Kate Atkinson's Case Histories and is just as haunting." -- Minneapolis Star Tribune

"This book has it all -- intrigue, complicated relationships, and a thrilling plotline -- and it will appeal to fans of long-spanning '90s stories like Fried Green Tomatoes and Steel Magnolias (yes that came out in '89 but you totally had the VHS in the '90s)." -- Bustle

"A taut, intricately plotted novel." -- San Jose Mercury News

"Young does a masterful job contrasting Lucy's long-ago summer, her last happy one, with Justine's dawning knowledge of how the effects of a family tragedy echo down through the years." -- Toronto Star

"Suspenseful and finely wrought, Young's tale is not easily forgotten." -- Booklist

"Beautifully written, THE LOST GIRLS will please suspense fans as well as those who love redemptive fiction. This is a big, bold, heart-wrenching book reminiscent of novels by Jodi Picoult, and is an excellent debut." --

"Heather Young has crafted a gorgeous book that moves artfully back and forth through time, weaving a suspenseful tale steeped in generations of family secrets. Places hold memories, The Lost Girls reminds us so beautifully; places shape us, bind us, haunt us, but sometimes, they can redeem us, too." -- Jennifer McMahon, New York Times bestselling author of The Night Sister

"Heather Young is a master weaver of plot, time, and character. Her prose is confident, her story ambitious. The result -- THE LOST GIRLS -- is a haunting and dynamic debut that never falters." -- Ivy Pochoda, author of Vistation Street

"Heather Young's clear, unsentimental writing is bracingly observant, psychologically astute, and suspenseful. Her characters include people who cannot love, people who destroy what they love-and people who slowly, agonizingly, figure out what love actually is. From its its troubling, thrilling conclusion, I found this novel irresistible." -- Alice Mattison

"I was swept into THE LOST GIRLS on the very first page...Heather Young weaves a captivating, multi-layered story that you won't want to put down." -- Vanessa Diffenbaugh, internationally bestselling author of The Language of Flowers and We Never Asked for Wings

"THE LOST GIRLS follows sixty years in one bloodline...As the twisting tale unfolds, hidden secrets, scandals and sorrows are revealed as we discover what really happened to Emily; the truth offers up reconciliation, and, ultimately, redemption for all of the women left in her wake." -- Miranda Beverly-Whittemore, New York Times bestselling author of Bittersweet and June

"Riveting...Told with finesse and an unflinching eye, THE LOST GIRLS examines the bond between sisters, what it means to keep a promise, and how one family's secrets can stretch across generations." -- Tara Conklin, New York Times bestselling author of The House Girl

"Suspenseful ... Young juggles each narrative skillfully, noting the terrible ways in which secrets and evasions shape our lives -- and how even when it seems unlikely, redemption is always possible." -- Miami Herald

"The delicacy of [Young's] writing elevates the drama and gives her two central characters depth and backbone...And the murder mystery that drives [THE LOST GIRLS] is as shocking as anything you're likely to read for a good long while." -- New York Times Book Review

"Vivid and suspenseful." -- Seattle Times