"Fleeing Atlanta and an emotionally abusive marriage, Imogene McBride heads west with her precocious, beautiful teenaged daughter, Cora. When their car breaks down in the tiny North Texas town of Agatite, the mother and daughter sit out the wait for reapairs on a court house bench. Cora wanders off to buy ice cream, enters a drug store--and disappears without a trace. Initially believing that Cora is playing a prank, an agitates Imma storms the drugstore and then the sheriff's office demanding answers. When answers don't come, she returns to the park bench to wait, her annoyance turning to fear, then to obsession."
"An engrossing novel. Reynolds knows how to create and maintain tension without resorting to sensationalism. His book, like its protagonist, has a stubborn integrity that you can't help admiring. Imma's metamorphosis is absorbing." -- The New York Times
"The Vigil is a first rate piece of writing, a story well told, and an almost classic mystery." -- The Dallas Morning News.
how to create and sustain tension without resorting to sensationalism.”—Gary
Krist, The New York Times Book Review
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