A gripping thriller about three young girlfriends, a dark obsession and a chilling crime that shakes up a quiet Iowa town, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Weight of Silence .For twelve-year-old Cora Landry and her friends Violet and Jordyn, it was supposed to be an ordinary sleepover--movies and Ouija and talking about boys. But when they decide to sneak out to go to the abandoned rail yard on the outskirts of town, little do they know that their innocent games will have dangerous consequences.Later that night, Cora Landry is discovered on the tracks, bloody and clinging to life, her friends nowhere to be found. Soon their small rural town is thrust into a maelstrom. Who would want to hurt a young girl like Cora--and why? In an investigation that leaves no stone unturned, everyone is a suspect and no one can be trusted--not even those closest to Cora.Before She Was Found is a timely and gripping thriller about friendship and betrayal, about the power of social ...
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Before She Was Found Reviews
5 ★ As a kid I grew up in my small Illinois hometown (farm community) hearing and talking with friends about our local urban legends. There’s just something about the thrill of it, right!! The goosebumps, your spine tingling, the second guessing yourself.. is it true? a hoax? This new thriller gave me all those vibes. Three 12 year old girls researching a school assignment on their local legend J.W. whom positively sent me chills up and down.
The sleepover. Sneaking out in the dead of night to an ...more
Five trembling, unputdownable, put my nerves on edge stars!
As I start that book, I didn’t have too big expectations. But it really surprised me because I loved every part of it! Not only it can be defined is a fantastic thriller but also it can be considered as a great psychological family drama!
This book is shocking, frustrating that slaps you across your face, pushes your buttons incessantly, pisses you off, makes you question your values and amazes you with its unexpected twists!
I got shocked ...more
𝓒𝓻𝓮𝓮𝓹𝔂 𝓤𝓷𝓼𝓮𝓽𝓽𝓵𝓲𝓷𝓰 𝓐𝓭𝓭𝓲𝓬𝓽𝓲𝓿𝓮
Heather Gudenkauf has constructed a clever and compelling thriller with a mean girls vibe. Three 12 year old girls at a sleepover sneak out at midnight to the railyard. Cora is found stabbed and beaten, Violet is found soaked in blood, and Jordan is nowhere to be found. As the book progresses we get to know the girls better and understand the relationships between them. The girls had been working on a class project about urban legends, could that have something to do ...more
Another Chilling and Unputdownable novel by one of my favorite authors, Heather Gudenkauf!
Text Message Exchange Between Jordyn Petit and Violet Crow
Sunday, April 15, 2018
Jordyn: Going 2 Coras at 6
Violet: Me, too. Are you going to bring it?
Violet: R we really doing this????
Jordyn: Yes! Unless UR 2 scared
Violet: What if we get caught?
Jordyn: Just keep your mouth shut and we won’t
Before She Was Found by Heather Gudenkauf is a gripping and unputdownable thriller you don't wan ...more
Hard-to put-down, thrilling, suspenseful, emotional, tragic and absolutely believable! An innocent school project starts a domino effect that leads to a devastating outcome.
If you haven’t read this author yet...you are in for an addictive ride!
OMG...kids and the internet/social media are a scary combo! Three young girls (12-year-olds) do a school project on a local urban legend. Jordyn is the “ring leader”. Cora and Violet are her naive and eager-to-please schoolmates. ...more
Heather Gudenkauf is one of my must read authors and she didn't disappoint with "Before She Was Found".
This story revolves around three 12 yr old girls from a small town, their families and the urban legend that haunts the town. During a sleepover the three girls sneak out at midnight to go to the abandoned train yard to meet the legend. One of the girls is very seriously injured, close to death. What happened? Who committed this heinous crime?
This story tells the tale of pre-teen bullying and t ...more
I’ve always hated the sound of trains— like an old woman screaming in a thunderstorm.
I was on edge while reading this brilliantly plotted and well-crafted book, my shoulders were up in my ears and the knots in my neck have additional knots of their own. Heather Gudenkauf is an evil genius and has nimbly contrived a perfectly vexing conundrum that kept me riveted to my Kindle all day. Her word voodoo is strong! Her original and cunningly paced storylines were wickedly con ...more
If Mean Girls and Slenderman had a baby, Before She Was Found would be that baby.
An attempted murder scene, three preteen girls, one missing, one covered in blood and one clinging to life. And all three are utterly unreliable narrators. I mean, what's not to love about that?
The best word I can find to describe this book is gripping. I read it in one sitting, though technically I was lying but whatever, tomayto-tomahto.
Having never even heard of Heather Gudenkauf I had no idea what to expect fr ...more