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Helpless by Barbara Gowdy
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Aug 30, 09

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Read in August, 2009

In a small town in Canada, nine-year-old Rachel Fox walks down the basement stairs with her mother's landlord, Mika, in search of flashlights. Mika trips and falls down the stairs, and Rachel runs to find help during the power outage...and in mere seconds, her life - and the life of her mother - is changed forever when Rachel is taken from her home.

The search for Rachel begins...but as few clues surface, save for a mysterious phone call from a woman claiming to have her daughter, her mother loses faith that her daughter will be found.

And as Rachel begins to trust her abductors, will she be safe from one's less-than-innocent intentions?
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Jennifer I wouldn't characterize Toronto as a "small town."...


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