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Lost Girl

(The Lost Trilogy #1)

4.38  ·  Rating details ·  86 ratings  ·  42 reviews
Lost Girl - Readers' Favorite Book Award Finalist in Paranormal Fiction

Renowned sculptor Allison Weathers doesn't believe in ghosts. But when a tragic twist of fate leads her to the small mountain town of Dawson Mills, Tennessee, she soon learns the dead don't always stay silent. Shadows begin to shift in the rambling, old Victorian farmhouse she's purchased. Voic
Kindle Edition, 354 pages
Published April 10th 2012
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Empress Reece (Hooked on Books)
This story has a little bit of everything-murder mystery, haunted house, decades old missing person case, kidnapping, lost treasure etc.- you name it, it's in here.

I thought it all tied together really well though and I'm definitely planning to read the next book in the series.
Sharon Brownlie
Aug 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Unique, original and gripping. Anne Francis Scott sets the scene from the very first chapter. It is then you know you are in for a brilliant read. The author takes you along with the main character, Allison and her journey towards the paranormal.
The plot, narrative and dialogue drives the story forwards, so much so I couldn't put the book down. Even when the MC thought 'hold on, Allison. Hold on.' I was holding on too! Lost Girl is gripping and a great story. Half-way through I thought I heard s
Senan Gil Senan
Mar 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Full of suspense and paranormal mystery.
My intention was to read Lost Souls which is the sequel to this book. However I am glad that I decided to read Lost Girl first. It is not just an introduction to Alison, whom I believe is also the protagonist in Lost Souls, but it is also a nice introduction to the writing of Anne F Scott. She writes fiction with a pervasive feeling of realism about it.
Alison is a well written character and easy to identify with. She questions her own experiences in line
Max Power
May 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
There's nothing like a good story well told. That's what you get with this perfectly paced well balanced tale from a writer I know I will be going back to. I like a bit of creepy, especially when it is well done. The trick is to keep the momentum up and where so many others have tried and failed Lost Girl gets the balance just right. I never spoil a plot so I wont change that today. I will say that while I am only familiar with the setting for the book from films or TV, I found myself reading wi ...more
John Hennessy
Sep 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
I absolutely adore horror stories with a creepy undertone. I also love well crafted horror stories that insert the shocks and gore cleverly. In many ways, Lost Girl elevates itself to something higher through its excellent telling of a paranormal mystery. The main character, Allison Weathers, is an artist practised in sculpture. The quiet town of Dawson Mills, wonderfully described amongst the real state of Tennessee, welcomes her, as does the house she moves into. But is there a reason why she ...more
Jun 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book was different than I was expecting – but in a really good way. It’s my fault for going into it blind. I saw the gorgeous cover and barely read the blurb before jumping in with two feet. I probably would have finished it in one sitting if I hadn’t been so tired that night.
Allison is a woman who has been through a lot in her life. Widowhood doesn’t suit her, but that isn’t the only thing that’s bothersome. There are secrets in her family. Secrets about her mother. After a PI tells her o
I loved this book! It was well written, entertaining, and had great character development. The author had me guessing as to what would come next. I can't wait to read the next in the series! This was the first book I'd read by Ms. Scott, but it won't be the last.
Amy Shannon
Nov 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Not your typical ghost story

Scott's Lost Girl is not your typical ghost story. It seems to be more of a mystery as it brings the main character, Allison, into the world or afterworld. She's on a journey in her own mind, or she thinks it's her mind. I think where there are ghosts, it brings a level of paranormal, but the way the story is woven, there is a lot going on, but just the perfect amount of chills, that just run down your spine. A great story. I look forward to reading more stories from
Kathy Crouch
Jan 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great Paranormal Book

I chose this book based on the title. Once I started reading it I didn't want to put it down.
P.A. Rudders
Aug 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Lost Girl captures perfectly the sense of eeriness of a big old and deserted house stuck out in the backwoods of nowhere. The central character, Alison, has had a troubled past and is still fragile from personal loss and recent events, and has moved there from the city for a fresh start and to find solitude and peace and quiet for her work as a sculptor.

I’m not totally swayed by notions of the paranormal and was therefore glad not to have had to suspend my disbelief right from the offset. The s
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Lost Girl is an extraordinary book, a paranormal mystery at its finest, with believable, relatable characters, plot twists I never saw coming, a dark, chilling terror dripping down from the pages and a relentless pace from start to end.

Allison Weathers wants what we all want at some point – to start anew. To do so, she moves away from the big city, and to the small mountain town of Dawson Mills in Tennessee. The added
Aug 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Lost Girl is a compelling and meticulously crafted paranormal mystery.
Allison Weathers was tired of being afraid. She thought that moving to a small town would give her the new start that she’d been looking for. Allison was desperate for a quiet and tranquil place to work on her sculpting, and to heal. She found herself attracted to a big old Victorian farmhouse in Dawson, Tennessee. Allison just knew that it was the ideal place for her, to live and have an art studio. Much to Allison's dismay,
Jul 10, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, horror
Anne Francis Scott’s Lost Girl is set in a small town called Dawson Mills. After spending two years in a mental institute, Allison Weathers thought she was done believing she could see ghosts. When Allison moves to Dawson Mills, her past comes back to haunt her in the form of two ghost children and a stalker. Seeking answers to her mother’s disappearance, Allison enlists the help of local handyman, Paul and her reporter friend, Toni. As they begin looking into the ghosts’ identities and her moth ...more
Rhoda D'Ettore
May 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I must say that this is one of the most superbly written books I have read in quite some time. With just the right amount of narration, this book gives you a great impression with which to create your own world. Another reviewer also commented on Ms. Scott's ability to do so. Every chapter had something "eerie" or revealing, which drove the plot along nicely. In response to the one reviewer who commented that it dragged and that it is unrealistic, I would like to say I found the opposite to be t ...more
Jul 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-star-books
Lost Girl (Book One of the Lost Trilogy) A Paranormal Mystery
by Anne Francis Scott

To write a review is very hard for me.
But I'll try.

I've just finished one of the greatest books I ever read.
I pictured it all in my head, I wanted to be there.

Not one page was boring, every page was exciting for me.
It was like a rollercoaster ride, makes me want more more and more with every turning page.

I was sad when it ended, I could read this every day of my life.

It had everything I like;

Smokey Mountains (I'm f
Eric Lahti
Oct 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
It’s nice to ghosts used as a motivator for the story and not as the main focus of the story. There are ghosts in Anne Francis Scott’s Lost Girl, but they’re not the focus of the story even if their narrative is important to the story. Lost Girl is a mystery as much as it is a ghost story. And the mystery surrounds the main character just as the ghosts orbit her. Like all good ghost stories Scott starts her tale with the quiet haunting: you can’t be sure if there really are ghosts or if it’s all ...more
Dec 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: listened
This was an enjoyable listen. The paranormal elements of the story are based on psychics, mediums and ghost, making it believable and spooky.

Anne Francis Scott's writing is excellent, well-paced, clear, and precise. The story is well-plotted, captivating the readers/listeners. The mystery is gripping, involving paranormal and police investigation, eventually joining and expanding further. The storyline is suspenseful, loaded with twists and unexpected turns. As for the characters, th
Apr 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was an interesting paranormal mystery/thriller. I'm not really a fan of horror, and thankfully, I wouldn't personally put this book in that category (although I've seen other users have). I'm giving it 4-stars because it took a bit for me to get into, but once I did, it was a great listen! It's got suspense, secrets, and plot twists that will keep you guessing. And to top it off, the FMC has a pretty cool name ;)

I did listen to the audiobook version. I'd give the narrator 3/5 stars. She was
Dec 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: other
Like Allison, I understand the appeal of old houses. I've bought one that's much too big for me, but they have so much "character" that brings them to life. And it's the ghosts that make them special...

The descriptions of the house and setting is just one of the things that makes this story come alive. You'll be in for plenty of surprises as the story unfolds. The great cast of characters will elicit many emotions from you: fear, love, annoyance, hate, and more. As the story unfolds, the tension
Feb 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
A large, rambling older home on the outskirts of a small town, an artist healing from a devastating past, and secrets, so many secrets. This story has a large cast, a sprawling setting, and just when you thought you figured out where it was going it changes directions. The author does a good job balancing and weaving together the elements of this story into a vividly captivating tale. The paranormal elements are integral to the story but are almost understated rather than ruling the story.

Sarah Crawford
Feb 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Allison buys a Victorian farmhouse whose previous owner had died there. Before long strange things start to happen like cold spots. She also sees a young boy and a dog who run away before she can talk to them.

Allison lives alone. She's an artist but some of her creations seem to come from a very dark place inside her.

If seeing possible ghosts wasn't bad enough it appears that someone is stalking her. This has major implications for others who like Allison and for certain young people who are a
Audrey  Adamson Stars in Her Eye
I listened via Audible to this book. The author provided me with a copy but all opinions are my own.
The story unwinds slowly. In fact, I thought I might put it down. But I stayed with it and was rewarded with an interesting paranormal story. The ending was thrilling and promised more adventure.
I liked the narrator. The voice was perfect for the character and she was able to make it easy to understand when someone else was talking.
Overall, this is a creepy story thrilling story if you can just g
Spellbinding mystery revolving around a woman sculptor who has been there, done that, got the emotional scars to prove it. Abruptly widowed five years ago and traumatized less than a year ago, she has moved to an eerie out of the way old house to be alone and move on with her art. But it seems that she's not alone. Things happen, she makes a couple of new friends, and gets scared witless. Excellent imagery, atmosphere, and engaging characters. Loved it!
Lisa L Wiley is the skilled narrator.
Cheri Schaefer
Jan 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Extremely entertaining and intriguing!

Great ghostly mystery with some very
interesting twists and turns. The story
line was such that I couldn't put it down,
wondering what was going to happen
next. The characters were very interesting
and the ghostly part of the plot was spell
binding. I'm on to the second book in the
trilogy and hope it's as good as this one
Bas van Driel
Sep 09, 2017 rated it liked it
The book is niceley written, but for a ghost story it doesn't get really exciting or scary.
Maybe because this is the first of three books and the story is just starting.
But the characters were already "Ghost-ready". It didn't really scare them.

While reading i lost my interest in reading it and that's not a good sign.

Feb 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
I would have rated this five stars, except that I felt there was too much jumping back and forth between characters and the story. It made it difficult to follow and remember each character and the story seemed disjointed. Parts of the book was very interesting, but some of it was just too drawn out and made it lose some of its thrill.
Mickey Noel
This is a really good ghost story!

Ghosts, bad guys and a haunted house are the basics of this well written story. I will say this is the beginning of a great series! Cleverly created characters, unexpected twists and lots of suspense will keep the reader on edge until the end.
Amber K
May 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audiobook
Lost Girl by Anne Francis Scott is a really great paranormal mystery!
I found myself glued to the pages right from the beginning. Both the storyline and characters are terrific. And it kept me on the edge of my seat and guessing until the end!
Looking forward to more from this author!!
Feb 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a crazy ride this books takes you on! I loved it! The ghosts and voices and the missing memories were just an awesome element. I enjoyed the journey of discovery and the sense of danger during the read. I am looking forward to the next book!
Kaye Booth
Ghosts, suspense and questions galore, Lost Girl has all the elements of a good scary story.

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Anne Francis Scott is a Readers’ Favorite award finalist author in paranormal fiction. She has a fascination for haunted houses, ancient cemeteries, and ghostly mysteries with a twist.
Those passions fuel her writing, giving her the chance to take readers to an otherworldly place and leave them there for a while. She hopes that journey is a good one. . .

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