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Rust & Stardust

by T Greenwood

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Rust & Stardust by T Greenwood
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    Aug 2018, 368 pages

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Natalie Vaynberg
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Based on the experiences of real-life kidnapping victim Sally Horner and her captor, T. Greenwood at last gives a voice to Sally herself.

Highly readable and tightly plotted, T. Greenwood's Rust and Stardust achieves the perfect balance between fact and fiction. The story is meticulously researched, yet it never lets its grip on the reader go, never falls so deeply into factual detail that it loses momentum.

In 1948, 11-year-old Sally Horner does something out of character – she tries to steal a notebook from her local Woolworth's in order to make friends. Unfortunately for her, it's not the law but a known child molester who takes note of her actions. Frank LaSalle quickly seizes on the opportunity to hoodwink Sally, telling her he is an FBI agent who must now take her into custody. What follows is Sally's tragic, 21-month ordeal as she is dragged from her home in Camden, New Jersey all the way to San Jose, California, the shreds of her innocence trailing behind.

Although this is a story of...

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