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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,927 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Cammie McGovern Narrator: Julia Fletcher Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2006 ISBN: 9781598872682
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When a young girl is murdered, the only witness is a severely autistic boy. This acclaimed novel plumbs two mysteries: an appalling crime and the inscrutable workings of a locked-in mind.

Two children wander off from their school playground during recess. Hours later, they are found in the woods: one murdered, the other hiding near the body. Adam, the survivor and the only witness, is a nine-year-old autistic boy who cannot describe what he saw or heard.

Barely verbal on the best of days, Adam has retreated into a silence that Cara, his mother, knows only too well. As a single mother, she has devoted her life to opening paths of communication between her son and the outside world. Now she must interpret the changes in Adam’s behavior-not only to help him through the trauma of his experience, but also to help the police catch a killer.

A powerful story of the emotional bond between mother and son, and a thrilling novel of psychological suspense, this is a fascinating journey into the mind of an autistic child.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linjea | 2/13/2014

    " Een hele spannende thriller over een autistische jongen die een moord heeft gezien. Naast de vraag wie het gedaan heeft, is het ook heel mooi en boeiend om te lezen hoe de moeder met haar zoon omgaat. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristine | 1/21/2014

    " I liked this way more than "The Curious Incident of Dog at Midnight" or whatever that was. I think this book gave an excellent portrayal of autism. Yea! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 1/17/2014

    " Great twist. Unpredictable to the end "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dawn | 1/10/2014

    " I thought this was a pretty good murder mystery involving an autistic child. I felt like the story dragged in some parts, but not a bad read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hedder | 1/1/2014

    " This book explores the feelings,obstacles, and strengths of a mother with an austic child. It was amazing! So thrilling, such a great mystery book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Imey Juliant | 12/29/2013

    " Bukunya bagus, jadi tau seberapa penting arti komunikasi itu. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bethany D | 12/21/2013

    " One of the best, most fast-moving mysteries I've read in awhile. I read this in one day because I just had to know what happened! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carie | 12/14/2013

    " I don't do disturbing and this one was for me. (I am actually kind of a wimp - it's true). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bethany Campbell | 12/12/2013

    " The overall plot had some holes, but it was not a bad portrayal of the little boy with autism, and some of the struggles families face. A quick read. Worth reading, even though it was not amazing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathleen | 11/25/2013

    " " Brings to the page an emphathic understanding of the lock that autism places on a mother's child." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy Haneline | 11/16/2013

    " I always find it so interesting to delve into the mind of someone with autism. Interesting story and twisty plot. I found the many moms who sacrificed for their children with special needs to he endearing characters with warrior spirits. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rita Bresnan | 11/14/2013

    " This book had too many strands. It was almost as if the author couldn't make up her mind what to write about (an autistic child, a murder, special ed kids, bullying, disabilities, etc.) I would not recommend this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 9/15/2013

    " Why were so many people hanging out in the damn woods? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roberta | 7/11/2013

    " This was not so much about the autistic boy, but more about the murder mystery. BTW, how are we supposed to suspect a character who isn't even introduced until way late in the book? Lame. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 7/10/2013

    " This story of an autistic boy, who is sole witness to the murder of a classmate, is riveting. The story does sometimes meander away from the main plot, delving into the life of Adam's mother and her past and the lives of her friends, but overall, a very satisfying read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 K | 6/4/2013

    " This was a relatively quick read because it had a good set of characters and storyline that kept it moving. The author, who has her own child with Autism, brought it as an element into the story in a meaningful way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patty | 5/11/2013

    " Interesting reading about autisim...just wished it had stayed on topic. The problems with the adults was a little too much for the story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ande Noel | 4/11/2013

    " Started out strong, fell apart at the end. Too many characters and story lines. The older kids' actions weren't believable. I didn't care for Chris and Evelyn, again too many extra characters. I'm still lost about the conflict between Suzette and Cara, what conflict/fight? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 10/13/2012

    " Such an interesting piece of fiction recommended by one of the mom's i work with who has an autistic son. It has great insight into this type of experience while also being a great mystery "who-dunnit" book. Some amusing characters too! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Miranda Cook | 10/6/2012

    " Great book about autism and a mysterious death. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adrienne | 9/19/2012

    " Story itself was so-so and at times a little confusing (though, that could be because I read it mostly at bedtime), but it was definitely informative with regards to autism. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Leslie | 10/25/2011

    " ...meh... I forced my way through this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Snarky | 9/17/2011

    " end was annoying. there were 900 million people in the woods that day. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Debi | 5/7/2011

    " Just OK, not fantastic, not terrible either. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laurie | 5/6/2011

    " An Ok read, although I was disappointed in the ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Snarky | 4/20/2011

    " end was annoying. there were 900 million people in the woods that day. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 3/1/2011

    " another good book by this author "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erinndave | 2/15/2011

    " Thank you Aunt Lesley for this good read! Impossible to put down. Loved it!
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maggie | 1/18/2011

    " I liked this very much. I thought the ending a little convoluted. Overall I found the book sound and engaging. I was touched. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Crystal | 11/14/2010

    " A great book, I had never heard of the author before but I liked the cover so I bought it. I am glad I did. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sharneel | 11/13/2010

    " Tended to wander about a bit, but still entertaining. Not being very knowledgeable about autism, I am not sure how realistic the portrayals are. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sharon | 10/12/2010

    " I didn't find the majority of the characters in this book believable. They were too odd to be real and there were to few "normal" people. I didn't find the reason for the murder or the person who commited the murder likely. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patty | 9/28/2010

    " Interesting reading about autisim...just wished it had stayed on topic. The problems with the adults was a little too much for the story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sherrie | 8/30/2010

    " A good read. Another book that shows you how everything always puts the blame on the person that cannot speak for themselves. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Holly | 7/30/2010

    " This book was slightly disturbing, however a page turner! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 7/20/2010

    " BRILLIANT! A real page turner - can't put it down . I really wanted 4 1/2 stars - deducting 1/2 from a perfect 5 stars for the grisly murder . ;-( I loved the softly woven info on Autism in the story , the stories within the story and how they all fell together in the end . "

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About the Author

Cammie McGovern is the author of the adult novels Neighborhood Watch, Eye Contact, and The Art of Seeing as well as of young adult novels, beginning with Say What You Will. She is one of the founders of Whole Children, a resource center that runs after-school classes and programs for children with special needs.