Reservoir 13

Reservoir 13

Book - 2017
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A teenage girl has gone missing and everyone is called upon to join the search. The villagers fan out across the English moors as the police set up roadblocks and news reporters descend. Meanwhile, there is still work that must be done: cows milked, fences repaired, stone cut, pints poured, sermons written, a pantomime rehearsed. As the seasons unfold and the search for the missing girl goes on, there are those who leave the village and those who are pulled back; those who come together and those who break apart.
Publisher: New York : Catapult [2017]
ISBN: 9781936787708
Branch Call Number: FICTION MCGREGOR
Characteristics: 291 p. ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Reservoir thirteen


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Feb 18, 2018

Set in the Peak District, this novel is a biography of a village and its characters over the years. It is remarkable in how it is written - it gives the effect of being carried along in a river as life goes on. Costa Prize.

CatherineG_1 Feb 04, 2018

A young girl and her family go on summer vacation to a small village in England. When they return at Christmas, their 13 old year daughter goes missing.
Days go by and even years with clues and investigations but the most interesting part of the story is how the villagers' lives change. People come and go, babies are born and people die while time keeps going on without this girl.
The most impacted aside from the girl's family are the other teens she knew in the village.
Surprise ending!

VaughanPLLily Jun 26, 2017

Didn't enjoy it as much as I hoped to. It is a story narrated from a third person perspective, which is very interesting and I have never read anything like this before. However, I did not feel a connection with many of the characters and did not develop with them. Everytime a character's name is mentioned, I need a second to think "oh who is this again". The story line is also a bit dry and slow for me.

Jun 24, 2017

Rough notes toward, perhaps, a novel. Some day. Maybe.


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