Whatever Happened to Janie?

By Caroline B. Cooney

In the vein of mental thrillers like We have been Liars, woman at the Train, and Beware That Girl, bestselling writer Caroline Cooney’s JANIE sequence offers on each point. secret and suspense mix seamlessly with problems with relatives, friendship and like to supply an emotionally evocative thrill experience of a learn.

As Janie Johnson glanced on the face of the normal little lady at the milk carton, she was once triumph over with surprise. She well-known that little girl—it was once she. How can it in all likelihood be precise? however it is.

With the secret of her kidnapping now unraveled, Janie's tale maintains, and the nightmare isn't over. not anyone can convey again or relive the 12 years passed by. The Spring relatives wishes justice, yet who's particularly accountable? The Johnsons be aware of that they have to abide by way of the courtroom judgements made, yet it really is tough to determine what is top for everyone.

Janie Johnson or Jenny Spring? who's she? definitely there is adequate love for everybody, yet how can the 2 separate households stay fortunately ever after?

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Her mom and dad in Connecticut had different palms. clearly. “When the police all started wondering humans within the mall,” stated Mr. Mollison, “a waitress remembered a tender girl with lengthy blond hair and her little lady with vibrant purple hair. She remembered them giggling jointly and leaving jointly. keeping palms. ” “So you probably did be aware of! ” cried Janie. “You knew Hannah took me. What have been you taking a look in automobiles for? Why did you are making my mom and dad battle through that? ” “How may possibly we all know why the girl took you? ” stated Mr. Mollison. “Maybe to kill you. might be she knew it used to be silly and driven you out of her motor vehicle as she used to be using away. At any expense, as soon as the waitress pointed out your picture, it ceased to be a missing-child case and have become Abduction via a Stranger. none of the police desirous about the case had ever before—or ever because, for that matter—handled that crime. Statistically, ninety-five percentage of all police stations won't come upon child-abduction by way of strangers. fail to remember what you notice on television. It doesn’t occur. ” “Except to us,” stated Jodie. there has been an extended interval of quiet. Janie might distinguish separate respiring, her mom taking air in little shudders, her father respiring demanding via his nostril, Stephen regulating his lungs like a computer, Jodie protecting her breath, ready. “Except to you,” agreed Mr. Mollison. one of many policeman handed round huge packing containers of Dunkin Donuts. in fact the nice doughnuts ran out straight away and the twins complained that there might be extra chocolate-covered and less cream-filled. Mrs. Spring introduced out perked espresso, a tumbler of milk, and lots of mugs and glasses. The Springs have been nice milk drinkers, going simply via a gallon an afternoon and sometimes extra. Janie came across herself with a pitcher of milk in her hand. She set it go into reverse. “I’m sorry, I forgot your allergy,” stated Mrs. Spring. She poured Janie a pitcher of apple juice in its place. Janie chanced on apple juice a lifeless excuse for a liquid yet she took it. “If you can’t drink milk, what have been you doing with a milk carton firstly? ” requested one of many twins. “I had a peanut butter sandwich,” she acknowledged, “and you should have milk with that. ” every person nodded. “Sarah-Charlotte used to be flirting with Pete. She wasn’t having a look. I had had my juice and that i wanted milk, so I took hers and drank it. And while I set it down …” Her brain had spun like a colour wheel, all of the brilliant fundamental shades screaming: No! —you have a father and a mother—a satisfied childhood—you weren't abducted. because the evidence spun like evil wool, weaving a fact Janie didn't want, she had attempted to consider not anyone yet Reeve. This was once nice via Sarah-Charlotte. They intensively studied the promenade factor of Seventeen simply because Sarah-Charlotte used to be yes Janie’d be going to the senior promenade with Reeve. “He hasn’t requested me,” Janie had objected. “Boys by no means imagine farther forward than the following meal. yet you can’t put on simply whatever, with that crimson hair. Let’s decide a dress. ” He’s requested me, idea Janie, and that i nonetheless need to choose a costume. yet my life—where did my existence cross considering then?

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