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The first child vanishes early one evening, rocking the calm border town of Argon. Twelve-year-old Robbie Larsen watches his friend disappear but buries the haunting truth in a bid for acceptance.


As the search stretches from hours into days, suspicion and fear cast some into a frenzy and turn the spotlight square on the newest citizens of Argon: the Larsens. When a second
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ebook, 174 pages
Published August 16th 2016 by EOS Publishing
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Eiain
Mar 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Argon, a quiet town on the Canadian border has new residents, the Larsens; Thomas, Mellie, Robbie and Bec.

Whilst playing, Robbie's friend Jimmy vanishes before his eyes in mysterious circumstances. Of course, he blames himself, unaware of the real truth behind his disappearance.

Bec is playing with her friend Roseli by the dyke, Robbie watches from afar, keeping an eye on his sister afraid she may vanish, however, Roseli's yellow rubber boot is found in the dirt not far from the back garden of t
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Megan
Feb 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An impressive mystery thriller with a supernatural twist!

This one kept me well and truly gripped and definitely gave me "just one more chapter" syndrome, I finished it in less than 24 hours. The story has plenty of twists and turns before coming to its inevitable and shocking end.

I found it a little difficult to keep track of who is who at the beginning as the reader is introduced to a number of characters who are all interconnected and many of them have similar names or are known by multiple n
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Mercedes
Mar 08, 2018 rated it liked it
This was a bizarre little book. It was pretty far outside my normal comfort zone of preferred reading material, but the synopsis sounded good, so I gave it a shot.

Two missing children in a small Canadian border town spark fear and gossip. A mob mentality forms amongst the town against a family of newcomers. The Larsens have recently moved to Argon after many failed attempts to find a permanent place to settle. At first they seem to fit right in. The two children quickly make friends, and their p
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Imogene
Feb 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Don’t start this book if you have anything important to do soon. I mean, Jeepers.
It’s a tense, breathless read. The horror of the story comes from the pettiness, and small town, suspicion, and casual cruelty and selfishness even before there are any fantastical happenings.
Oh, that ending btw. There’s one single horrifying line that felt like I had been punched. Luckily a sequel is coming, and I’m very interested.

Arc received frOm Netgallery in exchange for honest review
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Erin Michie
ARGON is a tense, fast paced and dramatic read that gets the blood pumping and plucks at some heartstrings.

Although the main appeal of this novel may be the supernatural themes and the thrilling elements of not exactly ‘whodunnit?’ but instead ‘whatdunnit?’, the real emotional core of this novel is the relationship between the Larsen family: son, Robbie; daughter, Bec; mother, Mellie; and father, Thomas. Having moved to the town of Argon on the Canadian border, the Larsens hope to put their trou
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E. L. Patrick is a fourth-generation Canadian whose ancestral origin is steeped in mystery. He writes about people restored and devastated by choices, and about who we are behind the masks.

He lives in the heart of North America, in the majestic sprawl of God’s prairie, with his wife and children.
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