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What Was Lost
by Catherine O'Flynn | Literature & Fiction
Registered by LindyLouMac of Tywyn, Wales United Kingdom on 1/24/2011
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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Journal Entry 1 by LindyLouMac from Tywyn, Wales United Kingdom on Monday, January 24, 2011

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Product Description:
The 1980s. Kate Meaney is a serious-minded and curious young girl - who spends her time with her toy monkey acting out the role of a junior detective. She notes goings-on at the Green Oaks shopping centre and in her street, particularly the newsagents, where she is friends with the owner's son Adrian. When she disappears, Adrian falls under suspicion. 2004: 30-something Lisa strikes up a friendship with a security guard in protest at her own futile relationship. Following CCTV glimpses of Kate, they become entranced by the lost girl and the history of Green Oaks...

Journal Entry 2 by LindyLouMac at Viterbo, Lazio Italy on Tuesday, June 28, 2011

7 out of 10

A double narrative that moves back and forth between the present and the past whilst revealing to us what became of the protagonist Kate. The action is centred around an enormous shopping mall which when the story opens in 1984 is where ten year old Kate spends much of her time. A bright girl but a loner, the mall has become her sanctuary from an unhappy home life. Her time is spent at playing detective,with the help of a stuffed monkey as an assistant. Her dream to have her own investigative agency when she is grown up. A neighbours adult son Adrian is her only real confidante, so it is no surprise that when Kate mysteriously disappears, blame is directed at him.

The present is some twenty years later and a realistic study of how modern urban life can centre round a shopping mall. Scary thought and made me dislike such places even more than I already do, they are devoid of personality in my opinion. The mystery deepens as Adrian's much younger sister is now a young woman working in a record store in the mall. Through her friendship with a security guard in the centre she learns of the ghostly glimpses of a little girl, with a soft toy in her hand, that appear on the centres CCTV systems. The past and the mystery behind what really happened to Kate is eventually solved.

A gripping and mysterious read that will make you laugh, yet also has the ability to feel strangely haunting.

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Journal Entry 3 by LindyLouMac at Released to a Bookmoocher in Ireland, a bookmoocher -- Controlled Releases on Sunday, July 17, 2011

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