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Dahlia's Gone Mass Market Paperback – January 1, 2008

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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 250 pages
  • Publisher: Worldwide (January 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0373266294
  • ISBN-13: 978-0373266296
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 4 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,847,107 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By D. Merrimon Crawford VINE VOICE on April 9, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Katie Estill's DAHLIA'S GONE tells the story of three women in a small Ozark town whose separate lives are joined by murder. Not a typical cozy mystery nor a typical suspense thriller in which all ends are tied up in a nice bow, DAHLIA'S GONE stands out as a poetic work of fiction, melancholic in voice, that looks at the lives of women through an almost spiritual eye. DAHLIA'S GONE will appeal to readers craving something a little different from strict genre formulas, readers who love multiple genres, and readers who want to put reading preconceptions aside and to enter the imagination of a book and to be led into new ways of seeing.

Norah Everston asks her neighbor Sand Williams to watch in on her two teenage children while she and her husband finally take some time out for themselves and a vacation. Sand agreed without thinking about it even though she had no particular connection to Norah and did not even like her that much. When an intense rainstorm threatens to wash out the bridge, Sand feels guilty for neglecting her promise. She checks on Norah's children only to find Dahlia murdered, her blood drained from the washed body and the mentally disabled son distraught. Unaware and almost detached from his sister's death, Timothy can only pray in a kind of franticness. Sand feels that in one moment of distraction, her word to Norah begins to create unforeseen bonds and complications. Norah now blames her for the horrible disruption to her family and fears the shunning of her fundamentalist church more than anything. Deputy Patti Callahan, the first officer on the scene, discovers that this case will alter her life in unforeseen ways.

DAHLIA'S GONE tells the story of how Dahlia's death reverberates in the lives of three women.
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A Kid's Review on February 5, 2007
Format: Hardcover
This is the story of changing relationships -- particularly between women -- set against the backdrop of a horrible murder. It's more than a suspenseful page-turner; it takes us into the minds and lives of people very different from us but for whom we can feel empathy. This is a story that will stay with you long after you've turned the last page.
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A young, beautiful girl is brutally murdered--and the lives of three women are forever changed.

Sand Williams discovers Dahlia's body. She sees her childhood Ozark home through eyes that have seen the world and has come to understand both its beauty and its shortcomings. Sand has a foundation of a wonderful marriage, even as she struggles to find her place in the home she left so many years before.

Norah Everston, Dahlia's grief-stricken stepmother, finds her entire belief system challenged, and indeed, her entire world altered after the murder. Her fundamentalist faith and son hold center stage, coming ahead of her marriage, and even the pursuit of truth.

Patti Callahan, the lone female deputy in the county, becomes responsible for the investigation. And for Patti, there's conviction and dreams--all wrapped up in one package.

The author's involvement in helping to stop violence against women lends credence to much of the story, and indeed, it's that personal involvement that eventually inspired the creation of Dahlia's Gone. The remarkable intersection of three disparate lives tells a separate story--of women, of respect, and of hope for a future.

More than an intriguing mystery, Katie Estill pulls us into the lives of these women who each must find her own way of coping with tragedy. Readers who've never experienced the Ozarks are exposed to their simplicity and intricacy through Estill's words.

Armchair Interviews says: This is a story you won't soon forget.
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Format: Hardcover
I liked the characters in this book. I was also impressed by how much was evoked within its pages-- emotions, and events, and color, without any sense of hecticness. Big things happen, and I was still left with a sense of the specialness of quiet activities in ordinary life.
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A gorgeous book, both in appearance and in the skillful writing. I couldn't put it down! The characters were so real, I feel like I've made some friends ( and some that I don't care to meet again) LOL .

Katie Estill's skills are remarkable and the Ozarks pictures that she paints are equally as appealing as is the 'flow' of the story she weaves.

The psychological nuances are wonderful, making the novel timeless in it's appeal. I plan to tell everyone I meet about this wonderful book!
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