October 4, 2013

A Haunting Halloween Thriller

The Gingerbread ManThe Gingerbread Man by Maggie Shayne


"Run, run, run as fast as you can..... you can't catch me cause I'm the Gingerbread Man"

It was Ivy Newman's favorite book as a child. Ivy was abducted and presumed dead after her and her sister, Holly, took a different route on their way home one day. Holly escapes but never recovers fully from the terrible ordeal that took her sister, Ivy, away from her causing her to live on the brink of insanity.

After a cop finds two children who had gone missing in a run down building, dead and putrefying, he more or less loses his calm and his cookies, and is forced to take a vacation. They'd been victims of a case of child molesting.

He finds himself in a quiet small town after he pursues a lead about a missing library book -The Gingerbread Man- It was found at the scene of the crimes of the two children.

I love the mystery, suspense and climax and the people involved in it. It was hard to miss the culprit in a small town where people seemed to be so connected and knew each other well. I was blown away and shocked when the truth was revealed. I know you will be too.

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Goodreads review

Since the day her baby sister was taken, Holly’s mind hasn’t been the same. PTSD, panic attacks, nightmares and blocked memories have plagued her ever since. And now they’ve returned.Hard-edged Detective Vince O’Malley’s most recent case penetrated even his protective shell. Ordered to take time off to recover, he can’t let go, and on his own, follows the clues to Holly’s small upstate NY town.His presence stirs ghosts from the past, shadows of a little girl lost, the suspicions of some tight-lipped locals with secrets to hide, and more than that inside Holly’s fragile mind and untouched heart.


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1 comment:

  1. Oh good to hear. I love her books and have this one. Will have to get it snuck into my reading this month :)

    ~Anna
    herding cats & burning soup

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