Eye Contact (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Jun 1, 2006 - Fiction - 320 pages
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Like The Lovely Bones and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Cammie McGovern’s breakout novel is at once a hypnotic thriller and an affecting portrait of people as real as our next-door neighbors. In Eye Contact, two children vanish in the woods behind their elementary school. Hours later, nine-year-old Adam is found alive, the sole witness to his playmate’s murder. But because Adam has autism, he is a silent witness. Only his mother, Cara, can help decode his behavior for the police. As the suspense ratchets, Eye Contact becomes a heart-stopping exploration of the bond between a mother and a very special child.


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The writing was beautiful and smooth. - Goodreads
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The plot, although extremely slow-paced,was enjoyable. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Lanie - Goodreads

The only reason I'm giving this 2 stars is because I really enjoyed the character of Adam and how the author was very knowledgeable about kids on the autism spectrum. Unfortunately the rest of this ... Read full review

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User Review  - Alana Bullock - Goodreads

I had a real problem with the storyline of Kevin and how it was resolved. With the intention to manipulate and hurt Cara, he actually forges a plan which involves lying about a relationship with her ... Read full review



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About the author (2006)

Cammie McGovern was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford and received the Nelson Algren Award in short fiction. Her work has been published in Redbook, Seventeen, Glimmer Train, TriQuarterly, and other publications. This is her second novel.

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