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The Roanoke Girls: A Novel - Amy Engel
The Roanoke Girls: A Novel
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“Roanoke girls never last long around here. In the end, we either run or we die.”   After her mother's suicide, fifteen year-old Lane Roanoke came to live with her grandparents and fireball cousin, Allegra, on their vast estate in rural Kansas. Lane knew little of her mother's mysterious... show more
“Roanoke girls never last long around here. In the end, we either run or we die.”   After her mother's suicide, fifteen year-old Lane Roanoke came to live with her grandparents and fireball cousin, Allegra, on their vast estate in rural Kansas. Lane knew little of her mother's mysterious family, but she quickly embraced life as one of the rich and beautiful Roanoke girls. But when she discovered the dark truth at the heart of the family, she ran…fast and far away.   Eleven years later, Lane is adrift in Los Angeles when her grandfather calls to tell her Allegra has gone missing. Did she run too? Or something worse? Unable to resist his pleas, Lane returns to help search, and to ease her guilt at having left Allegra behind. Her homecoming may mean a second chance with the boyfriend whose heart she broke that long ago summer. But it also means facing the devastating secret that made her flee, one she may not be strong enough to run from again.   As it weaves between Lane’s first Roanoke summer and her return, The Roanoke Girls shocks and tantalizes, twisting its way through revelation after mesmerizing revelation, exploring the secrets families keep and the fierce and terrible love that both binds them together and rips them apart.
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781101906668 (1101906669)
ASIN: 1101906669
Publisher: Crown
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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Leah's Bookish Obsession
Leah's Bookish Obsession rated it
5.0
♪♫My Pick For Book Theme Song♫♪ ♫Picking a song for this was difficult…if you've read it then you know, nothing is really quite right…but if I picked something, than it would be Alive by Sia…sometimes they fit for Lane…and sometimes they fit for Allegra and even for Cooper sometimes. Overall, it's ...
fromfirstpagetolast
fromfirstpagetolast rated it
Eleven years ago Lane Roanoke ran away from her grandparents house in Osage Flats and vowed never to return. But then her cousin Allegra goes missing and she is drawn back to the house she spent a long hot summer in. What has happened to Allegra? And why do all of the Roanoke girls either run away o...
Lornographic Material
Lornographic Material rated it
1.0 A Rage Review of THE ROANOKE GIRLS (Language Warning!)
I'm so goddamn tired of the same-old, predictable shit. For that reason, among the many more you are about to read below, this review is going to be rage-y as fuck. If you manage to not get offended by the contents, I hope you enjoy this review more than I enjoyed the book.First and foremost, BOOBS!...
Escape from the ER
Escape from the ER rated it
4.5
If I’d written a review immediately after finishing this book, it would have been very different. This is a story that puts you through an emotional wringer, making you feel everything from revulsion to hope. So I took a few days to let it all percolate & see what remained. The story follows 2 thr...
My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it
5.0 The Roanoke Girls: a Novel
Yes, yes, yes! I relished inside this novel. I knew the secret, I knew it but I wanted so desperately for them to tell me the secret, to whisper the words to me, so it would verify the truth that I harbored inside. I dreaded hearing it but I hoped hearing the words would change things. It was the se...
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