Fragile

Fragile

A Novel

eBook - 2010 | 1st ed.
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Everybody knows everybody in The Hollows. As a child, Maggie found life there stifling; as a wife and mother she has happily returned to its insular embrace. When a teenage girl disappears, eerie parallels soon emerge to the abduction that happened when she was a teenager; in searching for the truth, Maggie exposes a long-buried town secret.
Publisher: New York : Shaye Areheart Books, c2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780307592347
0307592340
Branch Call Number: eBOOK OVERDRI
Characteristics: 1 online resource (327 p.)

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Liselara
May 16, 2019

What a ride! I found this paperback in the Library and there's nothing I adore more than discovering a new author that I love and, even better, has a whole slew of novels already written. There are several stories unwinding from 20 years of ravelling but one thing is for sure, small towns can be so much creepier than big cities. Unger does a terrific job of character development, particularly with Jones. My only negative feedback is that she has similar names: Chuck, Charlie, Charlene, Melody, Maggie, which made it harder to follow. Particularly Charlie and Wanda; I have no idea what those two were doing in here and they detract. Highly recommended for people who think small towns are safe and the best place to be to raise kids.

LoganLib_JennyI Aug 16, 2018

A fantastic read! Lisa Unger paints a picture of three generations of a people in small town North America who live burdened by the weight of their secrets. A girl goes missing and this reignites the memories of another girl who went missing and was found murdered a generation before.
I loved Cooper, the police detective and Maggie, his psychologist wife.
The story is told from multiple character viewpoints and I felt I wanted to know so much more about so many of the characters as Unger describes them all in such an intriguing way.
I hope there may be future books which continue the stories of some of these characters.

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sandra80
Sep 16, 2017

Wow. Great book. Could't put it down and I can't wait to read more by Unger.

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LadyJaneBrais
Jul 02, 2016

Loved it! Slow but steady pace to a blistering climax, a great read, and an awesome author!

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shanialamm
Dec 17, 2015

Could not put this down!

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wilqser
May 02, 2015

Dark thriller about a psychologist who upon returning back to her hometown discovers that a murder her best friends daughter has been abducted. She soon realizes that her husband (a detective) - who has been acting strangely - is tied in with another murder that occurred years before. Family secrets abound as well as love and loyalty. So,so book.

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nhoj
Feb 13, 2014

It started slow and bounced around a lot of characters which made it difficult to keep track of the various story lines. Once you got to know them your interest was piqued and it was hard to put down. In a small town USA a girl disappears and all involved know her directly or tangentially and the author slowly draws out each persons connection both to her and a similar disappearance and murder 2 decades ago. I would like to read more by this author.She revels in the psychology of the characters behaviour and you get pulled in nicely and deeply

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Pisinga
Jan 11, 2014

Do not know why, but at the beginning this novel somehow reminded me of Twin Peaks.
In this book everyone, or nearly everyone, are fragile in their own way.
Excellently written. But there are so many names (in their majority women's), sometimes you feel confused - who is who.
The book is not only about the missing girls. This is a book about the conflict between generations, and about "suffering" of North-American teens today for being "so misunderstood". I'm asking: Why is there so much fuss about lonely and abused teenagers?" I guess because they have almost everything what they want relating to material things, and they don't have to survive on a minimum in everything, like many other people of the same age in other countries.

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Daylight62
Sep 22, 2013

Good thriller!

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SB66
Mar 27, 2013

Really enjoying this book! Writer has real insights into human behaviour.

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Jan 11, 2014

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