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Talking To Strangers

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Caroline, aged 10, is missing and was last seen climbing into a black car with a stranger. Maggie consequently sees menace everywhere. Her new neighbour is very suspicious - he's got a black car, and she saw him bury a child's belongings.
Paperback, 177 pages
Published September 4th 2006 by Scholastic, (first published 1994)
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Jun 29, 2010 Lu rated it liked it
It was a good book, i guess with it's subject matter it was bound to be a bit depressing but it kept me engaged, i also think that although the book was short it was a good short if you catch my meaning, it got to the points that people wanted to read and gave a good solid ending.
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Apr 23, 2017 Tazzie Dee rated it liked it
Scandal hits a small town community when little Caroline Mitchell goes missing. Maggie teams up with Caroline’s best friend Amy and Amy’s brother John to try and find out what happened to her. Their search leads them to Maggie’s mysterious new neighbour who was seen burying children’s belongings in his back garden. But is he really behind Caroline’s disappearance or could it be someone much closer to Maggie?

A good mystery for teens and young adults.
Sep 25, 2010 Steph rated it it was ok
Young Caroline disappears from her housing estate one afternoon, causing panic within the community. Maggie is the last person to have seen her alive, climbing into a dark car. Left to spend the summer alone whilst her best friend abroad, Maggie attempts to investigate the abduction with the help of a local boy, and quickly becomes suspicious of her new, mysterious neighbour. I found Maggie’s emerging memories of her own previous brush with a predator (the subtly creepy Material Man) to be more ...more
Dec 21, 2016 Oscar rated it it was amazing
It was nice, relaxing, I kinda like it. I didn't expect the way it ended though, I was kinda shocked because i thought the murderer will be someone who we didn't met on earlier. I just couldn't imagine someone from the main characters to be the killer. It's nothing special, it's short but relaxing. I recommend.
Sep 15, 2013 Brittany rated it liked it
A somewhat memorable read about a girl that's abducted and the struggle her family and friends go through. Very similar, however, to other books written about this same topic in that if you read 3 or more and go back to them in a few years, you will most likely mix up facts.
Vanessa E
Feb 15, 2008 Vanessa E rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Advanced readers from the age of 12+
Recommended to Vanessa E by: A class mate of mine said that anne cassidy is a good author.
This book is a powerfully written, intriguing crime novel. It's about a little girl called Caroline Mitchell who was spotted climbing into a car of a man, no one seems to know, she has been missing ever since.
Tabitha Munyaka
Nov 09, 2012 Tabitha Munyaka rated it it was amazing
loved it not what i was expecting!!
Feb 12, 2013 Caitlin rated it it was amazing
This book was soooo good so many twists and turn i couldn't put it down. Read it in like two days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jul 02, 2016 Heather rated it it was ok
I didn't enjoy this book at all. It felt rushed, it lacked the suspense usually found in crime stories and the characters were poorly developed.
Apr 03, 2013 Jessica rated it did not like it
Disappointing, I'd read a previous book of hers and it was really inticing whereas this one I could not get into so therefore I didn't finish it.
Jeff Tonks
Jan 31, 2016 Jeff Tonks rated it it was ok
Standard fare from author Anne Cassidy. Not bad for an untaxing read but not one of the author's better stories.
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