ALL THE WAY HOME by Wendy Corsi Staub
Pinnacle Books - April 2000
ISBN: 07876010924 - Paperbacks

Reviewed by Pam Stone,
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Lake Charlotte, New York, is a sleepy village in the foot hills of the Adirondack Mountains. Itís a place where everyone knows each other, and they donít have to lock their doors -- that is, until strange disappearances start to happen. Then the townsí people donít know who to trust.

Kirstin Stafford, a 13-year-old, is the first to vanish without a trace, Allison Myers, a 15-year-old, disappears three weeks later, and Carleen Connolly, a 14-year-old, vanishes a few weeks after her. Now itís 10 years later and Rory Connolly (the sister of Carleen Connolly who disappeared 10 years ago) has returned to Lake Charolotte from Berkley California where she attended college.

On the 10th anniversary of the first girlís disappearance, Emily Anghardt vanishes.  Why is it starting all over again? Rory wants to find out so she can have some answers about her sisterís disappearance. What Rory doesnít know is she is in danger as well as other young girls.

The characters are well defined and realistic in the sense that they are not perfect so that the reader can understand why they made the mistakes they did.  I thought that I had it all figured out early in the book, but was I dead wrong. ALL THE WAY HOME is a well-told story with a lot of spooky revelations, fantastic amazement, and plenty of thrills and chills to keep you hanging on to every word right up to the breath-taking and astonishing conclusion.

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