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Blue Suede Shoes
by Deborah Reardon
Paperback : 372 pages
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Deep in the woods of Wisconsin, little Mary Martin has been missing for five weeks. Meanwhile, Clare Paxton is a woman living the unfinished dream of leaving behind her sleepy hometown of Danfield, Wisconsin. When the girl goes missing, leaving only her tiny blue shoes behind in the dark northern forest, Clare can’t idly stand by as local police fumble the case. Handsome police chief Jared Grady seems far more interested in keeping watch on Clare’s meddling than searching for the girl, and no one in town seems to care that there could be a kidnapper in their midst—or worse. Why would the townspeople of Danfield allow little Mary’s case to go cold? Secrecy, gossip, suspense, and betrayal weave a tangled web for the residents of Danfield. Clare’s curiosity isn’t so welcome, and soon she discovers more than she might have hoped about her small-town neighbors.
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Clare had finally gotten deep into the Sunday newspaper late in the evening, and she might not have noticed her childhood friend Derek Watkins at all had she not accidentally glimpsed his truck headlamps lighting up the edge of her driveway over the top of the newsprint. It was a sight that wouldn’t have ordinarily fazed her—he stopped by often enough—but it was so late on a Sunday, and he hadn’t called. Through the filmy sheers covering the window, she saw him crossing the porch. She didn’t lounge and wait for him to knock; something in his demeanor made her run to the door. ... view entire excerpt...
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