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The Roanoke Girls

The Roanoke Girls A gripping provocative thriller about the twisted secrets families keep perfect for fans of The Girls Beautiful Rich Mysterious Everyone wants to be a Roanoke girl But you won t when you know the tr

  • Title: The Roanoke Girls
  • Author: Amy Engel
  • ISBN: 9781101906668
  • Page: 272
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A gripping, provocative thriller about the twisted secrets families keep, perfect for fans of The Girls.Beautiful.Rich.Mysterious.Everyone wants to be a Roanoke girl.But you won t when you know the truth.Lane Roanoke is fifteen when she comes to live with her grandparents and fireball cousin at the Roanoke family s rural estate following the suicide of her mother Over oneA gripping, provocative thriller about the twisted secrets families keep, perfect for fans of The Girls.Beautiful.Rich.Mysterious.Everyone wants to be a Roanoke girl.But you won t when you know the truth.Lane Roanoke is fifteen when she comes to live with her grandparents and fireball cousin at the Roanoke family s rural estate following the suicide of her mother Over one long, hot summer, Lane experiences the benefits of being one of the rich and beautiful Roanoke girls.But what she doesn t know is being a Roanoke girl carries a terrible legacy either the girls run, or they die For there is darkness at the heart of Roanoke, and when Lane discovers its insidious pull, she must make her choice

    The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel The Roanoke Girls is part mystery, part horrible coming of age tale Lane Roanoke is a damaged limb o After her mother s death, Lane Roanoke spent a summer with family in rural Kansas Now, years later, her cousin Allegra is missing and Lane goes back to Kansas to figure out what happened and face the events of the summer that changed her life The Roanoke Girls A Novel Kindle edition by Engel, Amy The Ranoake Girls is a gripping story about an American family in crisis The reason for the crisis becomes apparent early on but the circumstances of a cover up over the generations, when one person could have stopped it at source, is truly shocking Lane Roanoke returns to her grandparents home when her cousin Allegra goes missing. The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel The Roanoke Girls has nothing to do with Virginia but everything to do with missing girls, as the females in the Roanoke family, who live in a tiny town in rural Kansas not worth naming, are rich, beautiful, and generally short lived The farmhouse, which is equal parts horrifying and mesmerizing, is a perfect setting for a gothic mystery full of small town secrets, lies, and guilt. The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel, Paperback Barnes Noble Dec , The Roanoke Girls has nothing to do with Virginia but everything to do with missing girls, as the females in the Roanoke family, who live in a tiny town in rural Kansas not worth naming, are rich, beautiful, and generally short lived The farmhouse, which is equal parts horrifying and mesmerizing, is a perfect setting for a gothic mystery full of small town secrets, lies, and guilt. The Roanoke Girls Ocean State Libraries eZone OverDrive NATIONAL BESTSELLERWith twists than a bag of pretzels, this compelling family saga may make you question what you think you know about your own relatives Cosmopolitan Roanoke girls never last long around here In the end, we either run or we die After her mother s suicide, fifteen The Roanoke Girls Book Johnson County Library May , The Roanoke Girls Book Engel, Amy NATIONAL BESTSELLER With twists than a bag of pretzels, this compelling family saga may make you question what you think you know about your own relatives Cosmopolitan Roanoke girls never last long around here In the end, we either run or we die. THE ROANOKE GIRLS by Amy Engel Kirkus Reviews Lane Roanoke returns to the farm where she grew up after her grandfather calls to say her cousin Allegra is missing The two were raised by their grandparents because their mothers were either dead or gone, as are all their aunts, great aunts, and a cousin Roanoke girls never last long around here, explains Allegra when Lane arrives at age , shortly after her mother s suicide. Summary and reviews of The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel Book Summary As it weaves between Lane s first Roanoke summer and her return, The Roanoke Girls shocks and tantalizes, twisting its way through revelation after mesmerizing revelation, exploring the secrets families keep and the fierce and terrible love that both binds them together and rips them apart Roanoke girls never last long around here. The Roanoke Girls Disturbs, Dismays, and Ultimately Mar , Roanoke Girls are a group that develops into a cult The girls lose their identities as individuals and instead become an idea that the men around them create Lane, Allegra, and the other women are diverse, comfortable in their bodies, and true survivors Engel tries to give each women a Books similar to The Roanoke Girls Books similar to The Roanoke Girls The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel . avg rating , Ratings A gripping, provocative thriller about the twisted secrets families keep, perfect for fans of The Girls Beautiful Rich Mysterious Everyone wants to be a Roanoke girl.

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    1. Amy Engel says:
      Amy Engel is the author of THE BOOK OF IVY young adult series A former criminal defense attorney, she lives in Missouri with her family THE ROANOKE GIRLS March 7, 2017 , is her first novel for adults.

    Comment 129 on “The Roanoke Girls

    1. Deanna says:
      My reviews can also be seen at deesradreadsandreviews.wordprAll the stars Roanoke girls never last long around here In the end, we either run or we die.As soon as I read that first sentence in the blurb for this book, I knew I had to have it Once I started reading I had a really hard time putting this book down This was another one of those rare times that I was not upset at having to wait at the doctor s office They probably called my name a few times before I even heard them.Fifteen year old, [...]

    2. Kristin (KC) says:
      5 stars Amy Engel s writing is as powerful as this story s subject matter is unsettling It s a forceful combination one that had my churning stomach forever at odds with my growing curiosity and admiration for these tortured Roanoke Girls and their legacy of heartache Roanoke girls never last long around here In the end, we either run or we die.This story s tone is dark and haunting, and its content downright appalling But, if you give the plot enough time to show its face, you ll find that it b [...]

    3. Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin says:
      1.99 TODAY ON KINDLE US 7 16 17This book is horribly sad and nasty Lane s mom commits suicide and she gets shipped off to live with her grandparents in a little town Lane has a cousin living with them as well, her name is Allegra She s crazy as all get out but there are reasons Grandpa is a very nice man to the girls Gran, she s just there so it seems Their house keeper, Sharon isn t too friendly Their field hand whatever you want to call him Charlie lives in a little apartment on the property T [...]

    4. Chelsea Humphrey says:
      DNF Too many triggers in this one for me to push through I m sure this is a great book for the right reader, I just didn t fit that bill I understood that sexual abuse was an aspect of the plot but wasn t aware it was the entire focus Still wish the author all the best and am sincerely happy for those who enjoyed it On to the next one

    5. Lindsay says:
      5 stars oh my I am kind of upset with myself can I be rating such a dark and disturbing story so highly The only way I can explain and justify enjoying this book as much as I did is that this tragic story sucked me right in on page one and didn t let me up for a breath of air until the final page Wow I simply devoured this book From the moment I laid my eyes on the beautiful cover of this book when picking it up at the library, I was addicted to it I couldn t let it leave my side I have to admit [...]

    6. Elyse says:
      Very disturbing novel Rage boils up from the pit of my stomach, mixing with outrage in my throat It s not enough I say, my voice loud, just this side of yelling I push back from the table leg and my glass falls over Water seeping across wood Allegra is gone She s gone And both of you are sitting here like everything is normal Like this whole place isn t fucked Nothing about the Roanoke household just outside Osage Flats, Kansas, feels right Owned by Yates and Lillian Roanoke.They are rich The gi [...]

    7. Shelby *trains flying monkeys* says:
      I would have a totally awesome quote inserted right here Except for the fact that Kelly the book pusher and Mitchell may really share parts of my brain I checked and she had already stolen them I ll let her slide since she threatened me bodily harm if I didn t hurry up and read this one Because it s just pure goodness Don t read this head in the oven book and look at us weird We were already weird to start with This book starts off with fifteen year old Lane after her mother s suicide She lives [...]

    8. Edward Lorn says:
      I m so goddamn tired of the same old, predictable shit For that reason, among the many you are about to read below, this review is going to be rage y as fuck If you manage to not get offended by the contents, I hope you enjoy this review than I enjoyed the book.First and foremost, BOOBS There were so many mentions of funbags in this book, I had to recheck the cover to make sure this wasn t written by a dude Every few pages, in the first 30 pages, the author mentions big boobs or plump breasts [...]

    9. Paromjit says:
      This is chilling, dark and disturbing fiction from Amy Engel, set in the oppressive and overpowering heat of Osage Flats, in rural Kansas, where the Roanake girls end up running or dying Fifteen year old Lane had a tense and difficult relationship with her mother who commits suicide Shocked and adrift, she comes to live with her maternal grandparents in Kansas and bonds with her beautiful and off the wall, troubled cousin, Allegra, with whom she shares a remarkable resemblance She takes to livin [...]

    10. Norma says:
      Wow 5 holy cow stars Nothing around here has ever been right The subject matter of this book is quite obvious and unsettling which did make me feel slightly uncomfortable at times but in my opinion the author handles the content gently and with care THE ROANOKE GIRLS by AMY ENGEL is a dark, dirty and haunting tale that is emotional, thought provoking, disturbing, and heartbreaking with a hint of a romance weaved into the story to lighten the mood ever so slightly I really enjoyed that part of th [...]

    11. Suzanne Leopold says:
      Release Date March 7, 2017My Review Lane Roanoke is sent to live with her grandparents in Kansas after her mother commits suicide She is fifteen years old with no other family members to care for her Lane has no prior connections with her grandparents because her mother left her home as pregnant teen The move also gives her a chance to meet with her extended family.Lane quickly assimilates to living with her grandparents and cousin Allegra at their rural estate Allegra is the same age as Lane an [...]

    12. Kelly (and the Book Boar) says:
      Find all of my reviews at 52bookminimum TODAAAAAAAAY 3 7 IS RELEASE DAY You know your family s fucked up, right he asked Like, seriously screwed If you want to sit at the lunch table with Mitchell and me you probably need to buy this Also, we wear pink on Wednesdays I ve only read about 40 books so far this year, so declaring this to be My Favorite Read of 2017 is a bit lackluster at this point I will say that I bet any of you a dollar it ends up as at least a Top 5 by January 31, if that helps [...]

    13. Taryn says:
      I was clueless about this book s subject, so my eyes just about popped out of my head when a character blurts out the scandalous family secret The Roanoke Girls is exactly the type of twisted tale that I d sneak into my library book stack when I was a teenager, so it triggered a nostalgic feeling in me I was completely riveted by the story, but the entertaining quality made me feel like a rubbernecker One big secret is revealed at 12% and the course of the story felt fairly certain from that poi [...]

    14. Carol says:
      Oh ICK What a messed up family All of THE ROANOKE GIRLS are dark haired and exceptionally beautiful Generation after generation, nothing but mesmerizing knockout beauty, but they have a big problem They all hail from a sick dysfunctional family and end up having short troubled lives.The story begins when sixteen year old Lane is sent off to live with her rich grandparents and vivacious cousin after her disturbed ROANOKE mother commits suicide no spoiler here So from New York City to a desolate f [...]

    15. Navidad Thelamour says:
      To Sarah, Allegra is simply a bitch not one single second of Allegra s life was easy I know the agony she lived with every day And I understand how sometimes you have to pass the pain around in order to survive it Amy Engel s adult fiction debut, The Roanoke Girls, turned out to be than I d hoped for in theme, in characters, in setting and narration Despite all of the deep, dark and twisty subject matter that a lot of readers are commenting on followers of my reviews know that I LOVE the dark a [...]

    16. Jennifer Masterson says:
      DNF I think I m going through a rut I ve DNF ed several books in the past week This is definitely the case of it s me not the book I made it about 50% I wasn t even bothered by the subject matter.

    17. Brenda says:
      I went back and forth wondering if I should read The Roanoke Girls as I didn t think it would be for me, but curiosity got to me and I decided to give it a go I went in knowing and was prepared for the distrubing subject matter as my sister Norma gave me a heads up There were really no shocking or overly disturbing moments for me as I was prepared for them allowing me to stay focused on the characters and not the subject matter.The story is told from Lane one the Roanoke girls shifting from the [...]

    18. Zoeytron says:
      Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review.What is with those Roanoke girls More to the point, what is with their ever so loving Dad and Granddad And how does the mysterious and glamorous Gran fit into the picture Being welcomed home with open arms is not always everything it is cracked up to be The Roanoke girls They either end up running away or they die.Subject matter will be a deal breaker for some readers.

    19. Jan says:
      I m honestly a bit worried at how much I liked this bookIt s dark, angry and disturbing Rich with secrets and flawed characters at every corner Characters that at once irritated me, then made me want to reach out and give them a hug.The reader is privy to the dark secret early on, and to be honest I wasn t all that surprised What did surprise me though was how the author handled this secret through the rest of the book.Instead of it being smack in your face, there were undertones of it as the st [...]

    20. Margitte says:
      Look at this tangle of thorns Vladimir NabokovOsage Flats, Kansas Roanoke farm A family of extraordinary beautiful women descendants of Lily and Yates Roanoke a mix n match architectural mansions old hired hands an old barn corn fields oil reserves Lane, fifteen, almost sixteen years old, the last surviving descendant, was called home by the patriarch when Allegra disappeared Roanoke girls never last long there, they either run or die Sophia drowned in the North Fork during the spring floods She [...]

    21. Jamie says:
      These characters enraged me at times the story had kept me curious and wanting to find resolution within it and then other parts were so vile and disturbing, it left me with my jaw dropped and just staring at the wall asking what did I just read I want to thank Amy Engel and Crown Publishing for the opportunity to read this.I received a copy of this book through NetGalley for an honest opinion.

    22. Blair says:
      Right Now we have domestic noir , we need a new genre name for this kind of book The trashy literary thriller thing The stories that fake depth with verbs that seem to be drawn from a litfic by numbers crib sheet The Girls and its sisters Reading one of these is like finding a box of mini donuts in the reduced section at the supermarket, when the sugar s turned gummy but they re only 20p, or all of The Only Way is Essex being added to Netflix it s rubbish, but you d better believe I m consuming [...]

    23. Debra says:
      4.5 starsSweet Mother of Godis book is like Flowers in the Attic on Crack Seriously, this book has some serious ick factorbut it was also seriously good I found that even though it was icky, I could not put this book down I had to know What is going to happen Will the truth come out Roanoke girls never last long around here In the end, we either run or we die.Fifteen year old, Lane Roanoke moved in with her grandparents and her cousin Allegra after her Mother s suicide Her cousin, Allegra, is ve [...]

    24. Dan Schwent says:
      After her mother s death, Lane Roanoke spent a summer with family in rural Kansas Now, years later, her cousin Allegra is missing and Lane goes back to Kansas to figure out what happened and face the events of the summer that changed her lifeI saw the title Roanoke Girls being thrown around but I knew nothing about the book when it went on sale for 2.99 Going in cold made it all the better.The Roanoke Girls is part mystery, part horrible coming of age tale Lane Roanoke is a damaged limb on a dis [...]

    25. Maxine (Booklover Catlady) says:
      This WILL be in my Top 17 Reads of 2017 I don t know how to write this I m speechless and emotionally wrecked by this astonishing book I m in shock.Stuck for words Overwhelmed I only remember maybe two other books making me feel like this after finishing I might read this a thousand times and I never re read books Shocking Taboo Sublime Powerful Disturbing Dark Beautiful Sorrowful Broken Infectious Horrified Disgusted Warmed Desperate Choked Teary Urging Painful Love Lies Secrets CrackedThese ar [...]

    26. destiny ☠ howling libraries says:
      Spoiler free review Roanoke girls never last long around here In the end, we either run or we die I don t have a lot to say about The Roanoke Girls, because I think this is one of those stories where it s best if you go in knowing as little in advance as possible When I picked this title up, all I knew was that it was an adult mystery fic, and that it involved a woman going back home to investigate her missing cousin That said, I will take a moment to offer some content warnings for sexual abuse [...]

    27. Jules says:
      If I m completely honest, I m still not sure how I feel about this book I was initially attracted to this book by its pretty cover and the word Roanoke, as it is a word I had never heard of until Season 6 of American Horror Story, which I watched in recent months, so the word jumped out at me when another blogger posted that they had received a copy of the book, and I just had to add it to my wish list straight away This story is about one messed up family with secrets and very flawed characters [...]

    28. Rebecca Carter says:
      When Lane s mother commits suicide, she is sent to live with her grandparents on a sprawling farm in a tiny community called Osage Flats, in the middle of Kansas She knows nothing about her family, only that they are wealthy and own a farm Her cousin Allegra, whose mother took off shortly after she was born, also lives with with them Lane discovers about the rest of her family, The Roanoke girls , and that the only two remaining are her and Allegra the others are either dead or simply ran off T [...]

    29. Candace Robinson says:
      This book was addicting, but I couldn t stand the MC

    30. Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder* says:
      Roanoke girls never last long around here In the end, we either run or we die An usual, almost surreal book, The Roanoke Girls is told through the point of view of mainly one character who has escaped a morbid mother and returned home to a nightmarish family At first all seems pretty and pleasant, but soon enough she finds that there is a hidden decay under the sparkling fa ade Chapters change from then and now and while I usually don t enjoy time shifts, this one is mild and doesn t hurt the pa [...]

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