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Vanishing Girls

By Lauren Oliver

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A psychological thriller about two sisters inexorably altered by a terrible accident, by YA sensation Lauren Oliver.

Dara and Nick used to be inseparable, but that was before the accident that left Dara's beautiful face scarred and the two sisters totally estranged. When Dara vanishes on her birthday, Nick thinks Dara is just playing around. But another girl, nine-year-old Madeline Snow, has vanished, too, and Nick becomes increasingly convinced that the two disappearances are linked. Now Nick has to find her sister, before it's too late.

In this edgy and compelling novel, Lauren Oliver creates a world of intrigue, loss, and suspicion as two sisters search to find themselves, and each other.

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  • ISBN: 9781444786811
  • Publication date: 10 Mar 2016
  • Page count: 336
  • Imprint: Hodder & Stoughton

Praise for Lauren Oliver:
'The new Hunger Games'

— Cosmopolitan
Lauren Oliver is the rising star of young adult fiction . . . [DELIRIUM] deftly conjures up a recognisably dystopian parallel to our own world, as convincingly terrifying as the North America of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale. — The Sunday Times on DELIRIUM
Amazing, unputdownable! — Grazia on DELIRIUM
Thrilling and thought-provoking . . . Fast paced and consistently poignant, this tale quickly becomes hypnotically addictive. — Heat on PANDEMONIUM
Oliver has a terrific talent for old-fashioned storytelling, nailing your attention from the first sentence. — The Times on ROOMS
A very sophisticated novel . . . Oliver handles her characters with an impressive lightness of touch and writes evocatively about youth . . . a clever, funny, insightful and utterly addictive novel — Daily Mail on BEFORE I FALL
'Alarming and uplifting, a rare psychological thriller that has a kind heart at its centre. Read it with all the lights on'. — E. Lockhart, author of We Were Liars
This book grips hard - it's impossible to put down, and there is no lull - the pacing is perfect. — The Book Bag on ROOMS
The twists and turns this novel take the reader on are both shocking and gripping...The carefully layered prose and intense emotions threaded through the pages kept me absorbed and intrigued from beginning to end. The writing style very much reminded me of Gillian Flynn... Thrilling, dark, and full of suspense, this book will take you on a psychological journey that you won't forget in a hurry — The Bookbag
Perfect for readers who devoured We Were Liars, it's the sort of novel that readers will race to finish, then return to the beginning to marvel at how it was constructed-and at everything they missed — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
'Bestselling Oliver weaves a taut mystery interspersed with blog posts about Madeline's disappearance, and the story is made all the more compelling by Nick and Dara's close but troubling relationship, marked by both love and intense jealousy' — Booklist
'Creepier and sweeter than Gone Girl' — MTV.com
'A tense, clever psychological thriller, with a devastating denouement that will make you want to start the book all over again. A perfect showcase for Oliver's exceptional talents.' — Daily Mail
There are twists in the plot you'd never see coming... there's enough suspense to have you rattling through it in a few days — Heat
This is a tight, tense psychological thriller; a fascinating look at the complicated mixture of love, loathing and rivalry that can exist between sisters — The Times
A mesmerising psychological thriller that is also a teasing literary game — The Sunday Times
This brilliant thriller has a killer twist — Fabulous Magazine
A mesmerising psychological thriller — Sunday Times Culture magazine
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Broken Things

Lauren Oliver
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Lauren Oliver

It's been five years since Mia and Brynn murdered Summer Marks, their best friend, in the woodsIncreasingly obsessed with a novel called The Way into Lovelorn and by their fan-fiction imagining of its sequel, the girls were drawn by an undertow of fantasy into the magical world they'd created. But eventually, their delusions turned sick, and the Shadow, Lovelorn's central evil, began to haunt them.Or so the story goes. The only thing is: they didn't do itBrynn and Mia have both found different ways to hide from their notoriety, seeking refuge from a world that hates them-a world that will never feel magical, or safe, ever again.On the anniversary of Summer's death, a seemingly insignificant discovery resurrects the mystery and pulls Mia and Brynn back together once again. But as past and present, fiction and reality, begin again to intertwine, Brynn and Mia must confront painful truths they tried for so long to bury-and face the long shadow of memory that has, all this time, been waiting.In this engrossing, twisty novel, New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver weaves an unforgettable, mesmerizing tale of exquisite obsession, spoiled innocence, and impossible friendships.***PRAISE FOR LAUREN OLIVER'A tense psychological thriller with a devastating denouement' Daily Mail on Vanishing Girls'Hugely moving and gorgeously written . . . an extremely clever and well-written novel that is ultimately uplifting' Heat on Before I Fall'Creepier and sweeter than GONE GIRL' MTV on Vanishing Girls'This brilliant thriller has a killer twist' Fabulous on Vanishing Girls'Lauren Oliver is the rising star of young adult fiction' The Sunday Times on Delirium

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Curiosity House: The Fearsome Firebird (Book Three)

Lauren Oliver, H C Chester
Authors:
Lauren Oliver, H C Chester

In this third book in the exceptional Curiosity House mystery series by bestselling author Lauren Oliver and mysterious recluse H. C. Chester, four children must uncover the evil Nicholas Rattigan's newest dastardly scheme, wage war with a rival freak show, and deal with a spy who may have infiltrated their happy home.Sam, Philippa, Thomas, and Max have just started to recover from their capture and subsequent escape from Rattigan. But the children's lives don't stay quiet for long.A slew of bank robberies is terrorizing the city. And when Professor Farnum, the ringmaster of the museum's now immensely popular flea circus, is charged with murder, the search for the real killer uncovers a plot much bigger than any individual crime-a plot that can only be the work of Nicholas Rattigan.

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Ringer

Lauren Oliver
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Lauren Oliver
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Curiosity House: The Screaming Statue (Book Two)

Lauren Oliver, H C Chester
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Lauren Oliver, H C Chester
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Replica

Lauren Oliver
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Delirium Stories

Lauren Oliver
Authors:
Lauren Oliver

These four short stories are now available in one beautiful paperback edition and include an exclusive sneak peek at Lauren Oliver's brand new novel Replica - coming soon!All the stories expand upon and enrich the Delirium world, illuminating events and characters through different perspectives.HANA adds nuance to the life-changing summer before best friends Lena and Hana are to be cured - a moment when the girls' paths diverge and their futures are altered forever.ANNABEL untangles the mysteries surrounding Lena's mother, detailing her journey from teenage runaway to prisoner of the state.RAVEN crackles with the intensity of its title character, the fierce leader of a rebel group in the Wilds who plays an integral role in the resistance.And ALEX explains what happened to Lena's first love after the events of DELIRIUM, as well as the dark past that he has tried to forget.

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The Book of Shhh

Lauren Oliver
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Lauren Oliver
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Curiosity House: The Shrunken Head (Book One)

Lauren Oliver, H C Chester
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Lauren Oliver, H C Chester

The book is about, among other things: the strongest boy in the world, a talking cockatoo, a faulty mind reader, a beautiful bearded lady and a nervous magician, an old museum, and a shrunken head.Blessed with extraordinary abilities, orphans Philippa, Sam, and Thomas have grown up happily in Dumfrey's Dime Museum of Freaks, Oddities, and Wonders. Philippa is a powerful mentalist, Sam is the world's strongest boy, and Thomas can squeeze himself into a space no bigger than a bread box. The children live happily with museum owner Mr. Dumfrey, alongside other misfits. But when a fourth child, Max, a knife-thrower, joins the group, it sets off an unforgettable chain of events.When the museum's Amazonian shrunken head is stolen, the four are determined to get it back. But their search leads them to a series of murders and an explosive secret about their pasts.

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Delirium Trilogy

Lauren Oliver
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Lauren Oliver

The incredible YA phenomenon, not to be missed by fans of Suzanne Collins's Hunger Games and Stephenie Meyer's Twilight.'Thrilling and thought-provoking ... Fast paced and consistently poignant, this tale quickly becomes hypnotically addictive.' - Heat'Prepare to become completely absorbed.' - GlamourThe thrilling Delirium trilogy from Lauren Oliver: DELIRIUM, PANDEMONIUM, REQUIEM.Available together as a digital-only package for the first time.

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Alex: A Delirium Short Story (Ebook)

Lauren Oliver
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Lauren Oliver
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Rooms

Lauren Oliver
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Lauren Oliver
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Panic

Lauren Oliver
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Lauren Oliver

An utterly gripping thriller from bestselling author Lauren Oliver. Panic began as so many things do in Carp, a poor town of twelve thousand people in the middle of nowhere: because it was summer, and there was nothing else to do.Heather never thought she would compete in panic, a legendary game played by graduating seniors, where the stakes are high and the payoff is even higher. She'd never thought of herself as fearless, the kind of person who would fight to stand out. But when she finds something, and someone, to fight for, she will discover that she is braver than she ever thought.Dodge has never been afraid of panic. His secret will fuel him, and get him all the way through the game; he's sure of it. But what he doesn't know is that he's not the only one with a secret. Everyone has something to play for.For Heather and Dodge, the game will bring new alliances, unexpected revelations, and the possibility of first love for each of them - and the knowledge that sometimes the very things we fear are those we need the most.In this gritty, spellbinding novel, bestselling author Lauren Oliver delivers a gripping narrative of friendship, courage, survival, and hope.

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The Spindlers

Lauren Oliver
Authors:
Lauren Oliver

One day when Liza went to bed, Patrick was her chubby, stubby, candy-grubbing, and pancake-loving younger brother, who irritated and amused her both, and the next morning, when she woke up, he was not.In fact, he was quite, quite different.When Liza's brother, Patrick, changes overnight, Liza knows exactly what has happened: the spindlers have gotten to him, and stolen his soul.She knows, too, that she is the only one who can save him.To rescue Patrick, Liza must go Below, armed with little more than her wits and a broom. There, she uncovers a vast world populated with talking rats, music-loving moles, greedy troglods, and overexcitable nids . . . as well as strange monsters and terrible dangers. But she will face her greatest challenge at the spindlers' nests, where she encounters the evil Queen and must pass a series of deadly tests - or else her soul, too, will remain Below forever.

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Requiem (Delirium Trilogy 3)

Lauren Oliver
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Lauren Oliver
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Raven: A Delirium Short Story (Ebook)

Lauren Oliver
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Annabel: A Delirium Short Story

Lauren Oliver
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Lauren Oliver

Lena's mother, Annabel, has always been a mystery - a ghost in Lena's past. Until now. Discover her secrets in Lauren Oliver's brilliant original digital story set in the world of international bestsellers Delirium and Pandemonium. Through chapters that alternate between her past and present, Annabel reveals the true story behind her failed cures, her marriage, the births of her children, her imprisonment, and, ultimately, her daring escape. You can also take an early look at the first few chapters of REQUIEM - the final installment in Lauren Oliver's stunning internationally bestselling Delirium series.

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Liesl & Po

Lauren Oliver
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Lauren Oliver

'On the third night after the day her father died, Liesl saw the ghost.' Liesl lives in a tiny attic bedroom, locked away by her cruel stepmother. Her only friends are the shadows and the mice - until one night a ghost appears from the darkness. It is Po, who comes from the Other Side. Both Liesl and Po are lonely, but together they are less alone. That same night, an alchemist's apprentice, Will, bungles an important delivery. He accidentally switches a box containing the most powerful magic in the world with one containing something decidedly less remarkable. Will's mistake has tremendous consequences for Liesl and Po, and it draws the three of them together on an extraordinary journey.

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Pandemonium (Delirium Trilogy 2)

Lauren Oliver
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Lauren Oliver
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Hana

Lauren Oliver
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Lauren Oliver
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Delirium (Delirium Trilogy 1)

Lauren Oliver
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