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Only one person understands Hildegarde. She'll do whatever she must to find him. Hildegard lives in a real-life dollhouse, surrounded by prop houses and actors who play friends, teachers and foster parents. Only one man ever seemed real, and after his disappearance, she’s had enough playing along. As Hildegard makes her final preparations to run away from home, a swarm of ...more
Paperback, 1, 344 pages
Published October 31st 2017 by Byzantion Books
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Lynn Brown
Feb 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is pitched as a YA novel, however don't let that fool you into thinking it is any less than a full on thriller, worthy of a read by any adult.

I was really drawn to the book from the description - and was intrigued to find out what it was all about. When we first meet the lead character Hildegard she has stopped taking medication and is aware that there is more to her adoption than meets the eye.

She plans to run away from home and find answers and avoid being enlisted into Truman, a
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Anne Rightler
Dec 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
K.I.A. by Alexander Charalambides, is quite the suspenseful young adult story, one that lures the reader in immediately and doesn't let up. Strong characters that you either love or hate, a plot that has some fantastic twists and turns, and the pages of K.I.A. almost turn themselves. The ending seemed to leave some questions unanswered so perhaps readers may be able to hope for a sequel. I won a copy of the book in a contest and was not required to write a review.
Lesley Ogilvie Rice
Nov 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I wasn't sure I would enjoy this book when I started reading, I don't tend to read thrillers, but I found the characters fun and interesting. Hildegarde has spent her life in a wheelchair and drugged to the eyeballs, but when she reduces the medication her condition improves. That could have been enough to create a mystery, but Hildegarde is an orphan. The only person she can go to for answers is her social worker. When he disappears she decides to find him and find out why she has been ...more
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