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The Shadow Girl

by John Larkin

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Kept me reading until the end. This is the story of a homeless girl who runs away from her aunt and uncle after her Uncle tries to abuse her. Her uncle is into some seriously shady business and so she steals a huge amount of cash from his home safe which she uses to hire a prostitute to pretend that she is her mother, so that she can enrol into another school in a different suburb. At night she sleeps on trains in rail yards or abandoned houses. Her story is told to a writer who meets her at a cafe. As she talks to him, she remembers more and more about her past that she had repressed. Mature readers - adult themes. ( )
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The shadow girl never imagined she'd live on the streets. After her parents mysteriously disappear, life with her uncle and aunt takes a sinister turn. Terrified that the authorities will believe her uncle over her, she flees. She tricks her way into a new school and pretends to have a loving family. No one knows she sleeps in rail yards, sand dunes and abandoned houses. This story is a suspenseful tale of lost innocence, truth, lies and survival -- Cover.… (more)

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