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Isabella Moon

(2007)
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“Isabella Moon is a book of secrets and dark miracles. Laura Benedict writes with tender power and understanding, filling the pages with characters whose mysteries and longings will matter to every reader.”
- Luanne Rice, author of The Edge of Winter

Sometimes the past comes looking for you. . . .

Two years ago, in idyllic Carystown, Kentucky, nine-year-old Isabella Moon disappeared on her way home from school. Is it just coincidence that Kate Russell, a young woman with no discernible past, arrived in town just months before Isabella's disappearance? When Kate walks into Sheriff Bill Delaney's office to tell him that Isabella's ghost has led her to the child's hidden grave, he immediately views her as a suspect. Mystery follows mystery as a local athlete drops dead, inexplicably, on the basketball court, and someone close to Kate is viciously murdered.

Quiet Carystown was to be Kate's salvation, and she's settled into a comfortable job, a charming cottage, and a blissful romance. But having lied to her boyfriend, Caleb, for so long about the terrors of her past life, she finds she can't trust him to understand the terror that Isabella Moon has now brought. And Kate's best friend, Francie, is too wrapped up in her own troubles - particularly a secret affair with a man she at once loves and despises - to give Kate the help she needs. Utterly alone, Kate is torn between finding justice for the dead child and keeping away old ghosts of her own.

The unsolved disappearance of Isabella Moon has been the biggest disappointment of Sheriff Delaney's career. But he senses that Kate is trouble. As he investigates her impossible claims, he also uncovers a series of unsettling truths about Carystown itself. Behind his hometown's genteel façade is a morass of lies and murder, drugs and destruction. And Carystown's residents are about to discover that even though the past is buried, it can rise again - with a vengeance.

Dark and suspenseful, tense and eerie, tinged with the supernatural, Isabella Moon is an engrossing, beautifully written debut novel, a breathtaking and artful story of the dark mysteries that can lurk in the most bucolic of places - and the ghost of a little girl who watches as evil rises unstoppably to the surface.

 
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Used availability for Laura Benedict's Isabella Moon


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Hardback Editions

February 2008 : UK Hardback
Title: Isabella Moon
Author(s): Laura Benedict
ISBN: 0-434-01704-3 / 978-0-434-01704-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

September 2007 : USA Hardback
Title: Isabella Moon: A Novel
Author(s): Laura Benedict
ISBN: 0-345-49767-8 / 978-0-345-49767-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

December 2008 : USA Paperback
Title: Isabella Moon: A Novel
Author(s): Laura Benedict
ISBN: 0-345-49768-6 / 978-0-345-49768-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

July 2008 : UK Paperback
Title: Isabella Moon
Author(s): Laura Benedict
ISBN: 0-09-950932-6 / 978-0-09-950932-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2008 : UK Paperback
Title: Isabella Moon
Author(s): Laura Benedict
ISBN: 0-434-01705-1 / 978-0-434-01705-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

Audio Editions

August 2015 : USA Audio CD
Title: Isabella Moon
Author(s): Laura Benedict
ISBN: 1-5012-7122-9 / 978-1-5012-7122-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2015 : USA MP3 CD
Title: Isabella Moon
Author(s): Laura Benedict
ISBN: 1-5012-8758-3 / 978-1-5012-8758-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

November 2008 : USA Audio CD
Title: Isabella Moon
Author(s): Laura Benedict
ISBN: 1-4233-3438-8 / 978-1-4233-3438-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

October 2008 : USA Audio edition
Title: Isabella Moon
Author(s): Laura Benedict
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   

September 2007 : USA Audio CD
Title: Isabella Moon
Author(s): Laura Benedict
ISBN: 1-4233-3431-0 / 978-1-4233-3431-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

September 2007 : USA MP3 CD
Title: Isabella Moon
Author(s): Laura Benedict
ISBN: 1-4233-3433-7 / 978-1-4233-3433-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2007 : USA MP3 CD
Title: Isabella Moon
Author(s): Laura Benedict
ISBN: 1-4233-3434-5 / 978-1-4233-3434-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2007 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: Isabella Moon
Author(s): Laura Benedict
ISBN: 1-4233-3430-2 / 978-1-4233-3430-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2007 : USA Audio CD
Title: Isabella Moon
Author(s): Laura Benedict
ISBN: 1-4233-3432-9 / 978-1-4233-3432-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2007 : USA Audio CD
Title: Isabella Moon
Author(s): Laura Benedict
ISBN: 1-4233-3437-X / 978-1-4233-3437-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

March 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Isabella Moon
Author(s): Laura Benedict
Publisher: Gallowstree Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

September 2008 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Isabella Moon
Author(s): Laura Benedict
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   



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