Rust & Stardust


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A harrowing, ripped-from-the-headlines story of lives altered in the blink of an eye, once again proving her eloquence and dexterity as an author." --Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author of The Good Girl

Based on the experiences of real-life kidnapping victim Sally Horner and her captor, whose story shocked the nation and inspired Vladimir Nabokov to write his controversial and iconic Lolita, this heart-pounding story, Rust & Stardust, from award-winning author T. Greenwood at last gives a voice to Sally herself.

Camden, NJ, 1948. When Sally Horner steals a notebook from the local Woolworth's, she's accosted by an FBI agent. Sally dutifully follows his orders, oblivious to a haunting reality: he's not an FBI agent. And he's going to kidnap her.

This gripping novel traces the next two harrowing years for Sally as she's held captive, forever altering her life and the lives of her family, friends, and those she meets along the way as they travel from Camden to San Jose. Sally must overcome the impossible when all hope seems lost, waiting for the day she can return home and tell her story.