Hard Truth

Hard Truth

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Penguin Putnam
Just three days after her wedding to Sheriff Paul Davidson, Anna Pigeon moves from Mississippi to Colorado to assume her new post as district ranger at Rocky Mountain National Park, where three young girls have disappeared during a religious retreat. Two of the children emerge a month later, clad only in filthy underwear and claiming to remember nothing of the intervening weeks. The girls are traumatized but forge a bond with the pair of campers who discovered them - a wheelchair-bound paraplegic and her elderly aunt.

With the reappearance of the children comes an odd and unsettling presence in the park, a sense of disembodied evil and unspeakable terror: small animals are mercilessly slaughtered and a sinister force seems to still control the girls. As Anna investigates, she finds herself caught up in the machinations of a paranoid religious sect determined to keep their secrets and the girls sequestered from law enforcement and psychiatric help.

Following the trails of the many suspects, especially that of the cult's intense youth group leader, Anna discovers the force which has destroyed the children's minds. Here in the park, evil has the eyes of a visionary and the soul of the devil. Anna will discover the truth-even if it kills her.

Baker & Taylor
Assuming a new post as district ranger at Rocky Mountain National Park in the wake of the disappearances of three young girls, Anna Pigeon is astonished when two of the girls emerge a month later with no memory of their experiences.

Blackwell North Amer
Just three days after her wedding to Sheriff Paul Davidson, Anna Pigeon moves from Mississippi to Colorado to assume her new post as district ranger at Rocky Mountain National Park, where three girls have disappeared during a religious retreat. Two of the children reappear a month later, clad only in filthy underwear and claiming to remember nothing of the intervening weeks. The girls are frightened and traumatized, but they forge a bond with the campers who discovered them - a wheelchair-bound paraplegic and her elderly aunt.
With the reappearance of the children comes an odd and unsettling presence in the park, a sense of disembodied evil and unspeakable terrors: small animals are found mercilessly slaughtered, and a sinister force seems to still control the girls. As Anna investigates, she finds herself caught up in the machinations of a paranoid religious sect bent on protecting its secrets and keeping the girls sequestered from law enforcement and psychiatric help.
Following the trail of the many suspects, especially that of the cult's intense youth-group leader, Anna comes to find the force against which the children's minds have been broken. This evil has the eyes of a visionary and the soul of the devil. Anna will discover the truth - even if it kills her.

Baker
& Taylor

Assuming a new post as district ranger at Rocky Mountain National Park in the wake of the disappearances of three young girls, newlywed Anna Pigeon is astonished when two of the girls emerge a month later with no memory of their experiences, a case that is complicated by the apparent machinations of a dangerous religious sect. 125,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2005.
ISBN: 9780399152412
0399152415
9780425208410
0425208419
Characteristics: 324 p. : map ; 24 cm.

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Oct 08, 2013

This is a good mystery book. I like the setting in the Rocky Mountains. I plan on reading more Nevada Barr books.

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