Don't Breathe A Word

Don't Breathe A Word

A Novel

Book - 2011
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On a soft summer night in Vermont, twelve-year-old Lisa went into the woods behind her house and never came out again. Before she disappeared, she told her little brother, Sam, about a door that led to a magical place where she would meet the King of the Fairies and become his queen. Her little brother, Sam, has grown up to be a levelheaded man who is still convinced that Lisa was abducted by a predator. When his girlfriend, Phoebe, receives a phone call from a frightened woman claiming to be Lisa, the two are seriously spooked and set out to discover the true identity of the mystery caller and what really occurred 15 years ago.
Publisher: New York : Harper, [2011]
Characteristics: 447 pages ; 21 cm
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9780061689376 (softcover)
0061689378 (softcover)
Alternative Title: Do not breathe a word


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May 10, 2017

Very interesting book. At the end you are still not sure what is real and what is not....

Oct 03, 2016

Well, it was okay...sort of went on and on and on and the ending was "meh"

Sep 26, 2016

My first book by this author and I was pleasantly surprised. Very creepy and suspenseful.

aemerced Sep 20, 2015

What an awesome book! I literally could not put it down.

Jul 21, 2014

This was an above-average read up to about the last 30 pages. It then changed completely, in tone and content, as if it had been written by another author. Disappointing ending, which always sours a good read.

Krajzel May 03, 2014

My latest read, it seems I am on a Mc Mahon kick here. I just placed a hold on 2 more books of hers. This one, like all the others, is about a child who believes there is a magical fairy kingdom near her home. She hopes to meet the King of the Fairies, and so disappears for 15 years. Her brother meets a lovely lady, Phoebe who has had an awful childhood, raised by an alcoholic mother. They meet and Sam and his mom seem totally normal people. Mom even serves tofu dinners and dresses like Beavers mom did. Years ago Sam promises his first born child to the King of the Fairy's who he doesn't believe in the first place. When Phoebe gets pregnant things turn into a nightmare that the reader is inclded in. One of Ms Mahon's best books, a very good read.

Oct 25, 2013

Very creepy, like a twisted fairy tale/mystery for adults. Suspenseful and keeps you thinking about the book and characters long after you've finished it.

MsNavillus Sep 05, 2013

I was captivated from the very beginning. McMahon's child characters are just as interesting and complex as her adult characters. Genuinely creepy from start to finish! I didn't want to put it down, and now I want to read it again with the benefit of knowing the ending.

Aug 13, 2013

Very atmospheric and creepy. Well worth a read!

Sep 30, 2012

I enjoyed reading this book; it kept me curious until the very end.

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