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Whistling in the Dark

(2007)
(The first book in the Whistling in the Dark series)
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It was the summer on Vliet Street when we all started locking our doors...

Sally O'Malley made a promise to her daddy before he died. She swore she'd look after her sister, Troo. Keep her safe. But like her Granny always said-actions speak louder than words. Now, during the summer of 1959, the girls' mother is hospitalized, their stepfather has abandoned them for a six pack, and their big sister, Nell, is too busy making out with her boyfriend to notice that Sally and Troo are on the Loose. And so is a murderer and molester.

Highly imaginative Sally is pretty sure of two things. Who the killer is. And that she's next on his list. Now she has no choice but to protect herself and Troo as best she can, relying on her own courage and the kindness of her neighbors.

Genre: General Fiction
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Praise for this book

"[A] bittersweet and beautifully rendered... story of two young sisters and a summer jam-packed with disillusionment and discovery... Whistling in the Dark shines." - Sara Gruen


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Hardback Editions

1714 : USA Hardback
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Title: Whistling in the Dark
Author(s): Lesley Kagen
ISBN: 0-7394-8483-4 / 978-0-7394-8483-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: New American Library
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Paperback Editions

May 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Whistling in the Dark
Author(s): Lesley Kagen
ISBN: 0-451-22123-0 / 978-0-451-22123-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: New American Library Accent
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Audio Editions

August 2018 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Whistling in the Dark (The Whistling in the Dark Series)
Author(s): Lesley Kagen
ISBN: 1-72132-014-8 / 978-1-72132-014-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone on Brilliance Audio
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April 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Whistling in the Dark
Author(s): Lesley Kagen
ISBN: 1-60998-733-0 / 978-1-60998-733-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: AudioGO
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December 2011 : USA Audio CD

Title: Whistling in the Dark
Author(s): Lesley Kagen
ISBN: 0-7927-8130-9 / 978-0-7927-8130-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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December 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Whistling in the Dark: A Novel
Author(s): Lesley Kagen
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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December 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Whistling in the Dark: A Novel
Author(s): Lesley Kagen
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

May 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Whistling In the Dark
Author(s): Lesley Kagen
Publisher: Berkley
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