An intensely emotional and provocative story, LITTLE GIRL GONE explores the secret hopes and fears that drive good people to do dangerous things...and the courage it takes to make things right.
Madora was seventeen, headed for trouble with drugs and men, when Willis rescued her. Fearful of the world and alienated from family and friends, she ran away with him and for five years they have lived alone, in near isolation. But after Willis kidnaps a pregnant teenager and imprisons her in a trailer behind the house, Madora is torn between her love for him and her sense of right and wrong.
When a pit bull puppy named Foo brings into Madora's world another unexpected person - Django Jones, a brilliant but troubled twelve-year-old boy - she's forced to face the truth of what her life has become.
Little Girl Gone peers insightfully into the lives of people easily written off as monsters. With an economy of style, vivid details, and grace of expression, Drusilla Campbell has written a novel well worth staying up late to keep reading. - Laurel Corona, author of Penelope's Daughter and Finding Emilie
When is the last time you cheered out loud for a character in a novel? That's what I did as I read Drusilla Campbell's Little Girl Gone. The complex relationships between Campbell's richly drawn characters took me on a psychological roller coaster that tested my expectations, my values, and my heart. This story of tension and triumph is a perfect bookclub selection. Don't miss it! - Diane Chamberlain, bestselling author of The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes
Nobody gets to the marrow of human flaws and frailties better than Drusilla Campbell. In LITTLE GIRL GONE you are immersed in the lives of people you think you'll never meet and come to care deeply about what happens to each of them. This is a compelling story that won't leave you alone even after you've turned the last page. - Judy Reeves, author of A Writer's Book of Days
The story will make you ache for these two women who are bound inextricably and irrevocably by their shared past. - Bestselling author T. Greenwood on THE GOOD SISTER
With unflinching honesty, Drusilla Campbell explores the emotional complexities between sisters and mothers, and just how far we will go to hurt and help each other. Poignant and intense. - Ellen Newmark, author of The Book of Unholy Mischief on THE GOOD SISTER
Campbell burns through Simone's struggles and those of Roxanne in haunting, graphic detail. Should be on everyone's book club list. - Publisher's Weekly on THE GOOD SISTER
Strong and touching. - Publishers Weekly