The Gingerbread Girl by Stephen King

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In the emotional aftermath of her baby's sudden death, Em starts running. Soon she runs from her husband, to the airport, down to the Florida Gulf and out to the loneliest stretch of Vermillion Key, where her father has offered the use of a conch shack he has kept there for years. Em keeps up her running -- barefoot on the beach, sneakers on the road -- and sees virtually no one. This is doing her all kinds of good, until one day she makes the mistake of looking into the driveway of a man named Pickering. Pickering also enjoys the privacy of Vermillion Key, but the young women he brings there suffer the consequences. Will Em be next?

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Published May 6, 2008 by Simon & Schuster Audio. 2 pages
Genres: Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Mare Winningham's determined tone adds to Em's strong character, and she also provides good pacing and tension that flows well with King's style.

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The metaphor of her running away from her marriage, her daughter’s death, and her broken life is Creative Writing 101 stuff and a Mystery Writers of America Grand Master should know better, but Uncle Stevie’s a crafty fellow.

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