The Vanishing of Katharina Linden

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Penguin Adult, Apr 2, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 352 pages
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On the day Katharina Linden disappears, Pia is the last person to see her alive. Terror is spreading through the town. How could a ten-year-old girl vanish in a place where everybody knows everybody else?

Pia is determined to find out what happened to Katharina.

But then the next girl disappears . . .

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Well written and a page turner. - LibraryThing
The ending was a bit of a let-down. - LibraryThing
The writing is often very good. - LibraryThing
This setting was a nice change of pace. - LibraryThing
And the ending was truly a surprise. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - kittyjay - LibraryThing

After Pia's grandmother dies in a freak accident, Pia becomes the town pariah, followed by rumor and gossip. The only person willing to be seen with her is another outcast, StinkyStefan, who she ... Read full review

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User Review  - DeltaQueen50 - LibraryThing

The Vanishing of Katharina Linden by Helen Grant is an apparent YA mystery story about young girls disappearing from a seemingly idyllic German village. In fact, I found this book actually was telling ... Read full review

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Helen Grant was born in London. She read Classics at St Hugh s College, Oxford, and then worked in marketing for ten years in order to fund her love of travelling. In 2001 she and her family moved to Bad M nstereifel in Germany, and it was exploring the legends of this beautiful town that inspired her to write her first novel. She now lives in Brussels with her husband, her two children and a small German cat.

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