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Book #137 The Girl She Used to Be by David Cristofano

4 out of 5

Product Description

When Melody Grace McCartney was six years old, she and her parents witnessed an act of violence so brutal that it changed their lives forever. The federal government lured them into the Witness Protection Program with the promise of safety, and they went gratefully. But the program took Melody's name, her home, her innocence, and, ultimately, her family. She's been May Adams, Karen Smith, Anne Johnson, and countless others--everyone but the one person she longs to be: herself. So when the feds spirit her off to begin yet another new life in another town, she's stunned when a man confronts her and calls her by her real name. Jonathan Bovaro, the mafioso sent to hunt her down, knows her, the real her, and it's a dangerous thrill that Melody can't resist. He's insistent that she's just a pawn in the government's war against the Bovaro family. But can she trust her life and her identity to this vicious stranger whose acts of violence are legendary?

About the Author

David Cristofano has earned degrees in Government & Politics and Computer Science from the University of Maryland at College Park and has worked for different branches of the Federal Government for over a decade. His short works have been published by Like Water Burning and McSweeneys. He currently works in the Washington, D.C. area where he lives with his wife, son and daughter. THE GIRL SHE USED TO BE is his first novel.

Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing; 1 edition (March 19, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0446582220
ISBN-13: 978-0446582223

What an unusual love story this turned out to be! I really wish I could find more books like this. Without revealing anything, the ending is really a nice twist on how love can change your life. I highly recommend this one.

1 comment:

  1. I have spotted this book but wondered if it was as good as it looked. Thanks for reviewing it, 4 out of 5 is enough to encourage me to add it to my TBR list.


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