Little Girl Gone by Drusilla Campbell

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Madora was seventeen, headed for trouble with drugs and men, when Willis rescued her. Fearful of the world and alienated from family and friends, she ran away with him and for five years they have lived alone, in near isolation. But after Willis kidnaps a pregnant teenager and imprisons her in a trailer behind the house, Madora is torn between her love for him and her sense of right and wrong. When a pit bull puppy named Foo brings into Madora's world another unexpected person--Django Jones, a brilliant but troubled twelve-year-old boy--she's forced to face the truth of what her life has become.

An intensely emotional and provocative story, Little Girl Gone explores the secret hopes and fears that drive good people to do dangerous things . . . and the courage it takes to make things right.

About Drusilla Campbell

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Drusilla Campbell is the author of five critically acclaimed novels imcluding Wildwood, The Edge of Sky, and Blood Orange. Before she started school she had crossed the Pacific Ocean three times. In her twenties she lived in Europe and Central America. Today she's happy to stay at home in San Diego with her husband, the attorney and poet Art Campbell, two rescued dogs, and three horses. Learn more at: Twitter, @DrusillaWrites
Published January 31, 2012 by Grand Central Publishing. 315 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance, Crime. Fiction

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Doubts begin to creep into Madora’s mind, yet she continues to try to trust Willis, to please Willis, to love Willis.

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Madora’s father’s suicide when she was 17 sends her on a path of drugs and partying, and into the controlling arms of Willis Brock, with whom she lives in rural seclusion until he brings home Linda, a pregnant, frightened teen he claimed to have seen begging on the street.

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“Ms. Campbell’s ability to make Willis disturbingly sympathetic will keep readers turning the pages and asking themselves, ‘Who are the real victims in this story?’ as well as questions about the nature of evil and how it manifests, however briefly or tenuously, in all of us.”

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Willis has no intention of letting her go --- even after she gives birth and he sells the baby --- telling her and Madora that it’s for everyone’s own good.

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Drusilla Campbell Little Girl Gone takes the reader into the life of a young girl who is rescued from her misery but ends up in a different kind of hell.

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