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Stephanie Dickinson has written a riveting page-turner of a novel based on the headline-grabbing 2006 murder of 18-year-old Jennifer Moore, abducted on New York City’s West Side Highway after a night of clubbing. Dickinson recreates the night of the murder from the points of view of the murdered girl, and that of the murderer’s girlfriend, a damaged young woman and former foster child not much older than the victim, who observed the rape and murder and did not call for help. Using elegant, lyrical language, the book explores the difficult themes of female desirability, vulnerability and dependence, substance abuse, and domestic violence in a nuanced, compassionate tone.