Book Club Friday

This week I am reading:
Here is the description from Goodreads:
It happens quietly one August morning. As dawn's shimmering light drenches the humid Iowa air, two families awaken to find their little girls have gone missing in the night.Seven-year-old Calli Clark is sweet, gentle, a dreamer who suffers from selective mutism brought on by tragedy that pulled her deep into silence as a toddler.Calli's mother, Antonia, tried to be the best mother she could within the confines of marriage to a mostly absent, often angry husband. Now, though she denies that her husband could be involved in the possible abductions, she fears her decision to stay in her marriage has cost her more than her daughter's voice.Petra Gregory is Calli's best friend, her soul mate and her voice. But neither Petra nor Calli has been heard from since their disappearance was discovered. Desperate to find his child, Martin Gregory is forced to confront a side of himself he did not know existed beneath his intellectual, professorial demeanor.Now these families are tied by the question of what happened to their children. And the answer is trapped in the silence of unspoken family secrets.

My thoughts:
I have to admit that I am not finished with this book yet.  Basically - my new medicine is working and I have not been in pain this week.  Not to mention that all the tv shows that I watch are having their season finales.  I am slacking on the reading.
But - I am loving this book.  I love the way that Heather Gundenkauf writes.  I mentioned it before when I reviewed These Things Hidden.  Each chapter is about a character and told from their point of view.  It is a great way to get a feel for the people and the way that they see the situation.  It also makes the characters believable and you better understand what they are doing and why.
Calli is just great.  And I love Lou and Antonia. 
I can't wait to get another book from this author.

I am linking up with Blonde, Undercover Blonde and The Nerdy Katie for Book Club Friday.


  1. Oh man. I'm sure I'd get nervous for weeks after reading this that my little sister would be kidnapped. It sounds so good though!

    1. It can make you nervous. I seem to be reading a lot of kidnapping and killing books. It always makes me think about my 3 year old.

  2. i liked this book a lot too!!

    i read her other book which was decent as well.

  3. I would imagine that a book like this would be hard to read, but I think it's one I'd probably be glad I read.

  4. I love when I can't get enough of an author!

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