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Publisher's Summary

"Roanoke girls never last long around here. In the end we either run or we die."
After her mother's suicide, 15-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 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.
©2017 Amy Engel (P)2017 Random House Audio
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Critic Reviews

"I was immediately drawn into The Roanoke Girls, a haunting and riveting look at one family's tangled legacy. You won't stop reading until you've unraveled the darkest of Roanoke's shocking secrets." (Laura McHugh, award-winning author of The Weight of Blood)
"This is a poised and haunting novel, whose enchanting prose belies its dark and intense subject matter. An evocative modern take on Southern Gothic, with a compelling twist which will remain with you long after the book's last sentence." (L. S. Hilton, author of Maestra)
"An emotionally compelling page turner, The Roanoke Girls takes you inside the dark world of a twisted family and one woman's fight to break free from the chains of her own history. This is family intrigue at its very best!" (Wendy Walker, author of All Is Not Forgotten)
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4 out of 5 stars
By NikNakbzz on 01-30-18

Holy Hell

Where does The Roanoke Girls rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

very disturbing & sad

What other book might you compare The Roanoke Girls to and why?

I can't even think of any others

What about Brittany Pressley’s performance did you like?

She did a great job especially with the content of this book is very

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?


Any additional comments?

It's crazy to think what can go on behind closed doors and you never really know what people are going through. The content of this book was hard to listen to but ultimately shows how people can get their minds warped and how it can affect them

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15 of 18 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Yikes on 03-13-17

Loved this book!

While this book / subject may not be for everyone, I found it so interesting. Far fetched in some ways but not unbelievable. The story moves along quickly and every chapter is well done even the "then" ones. Narration is excellent. Might be the best book of the year for me!

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11 of 13 people found this review helpful

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