Thursday, April 14, 2011

Whistling in the Dark by Lesley Kagen

This story of two little girls growing up in the 50's grabs you. Maybe because I grew up in that time period, but the characters, situations and life stories are so real that I couldn't put the book down.

This book is a friend.  I fell in love with the girls, feeling that I knew them a lifetime ago. When the last page came, dissapointment swept through me, not wanting the story to end.

You will throughly love this book!

The author, Lesley Kagen is one of those authors that you want to read all she writes.  If any of the other novels are even close to being as good, we will enjoy them one and all.  In September, the sequel to Whistling in the Dark, Good Graces, will be released.  I am waiting with anticipation.

It was the summer on Vliet Street when we all started locking our doors...

Sally O'Malley made a promise to her daddy before he died. She swore she'd look after her sister, Troo. Keep her safe. But like her Granny always said-actions speak louder than words. Now, during the summer of 1959, the girls' mother is hospitalized, their stepfather has abandoned them for a six pack, and their big sister, Nell, is too busy making out with her boyfriend to notice that Sally and Troo are on the Loose. And so is a murderer and molester.

Highly imaginative Sally is pretty sure of two things. Who the killer is. And that she's next on his list. Now she has no choice but to protect herself and Troo as best she can, relying on her own courage and the kindness of her neighbors.


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