The Girl She Used to Be

The Girl She Used to Be

Book - 2010
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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?
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Pub., 2010, c2009
Edition: 1st trade ed. --
ISBN: 9780446582216
Branch Call Number: FIC CRIST


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DBRL_KrisA Apr 13, 2019

Melody Grace McCartney has been in Witness Protection since she was six years old - when she and her parents witnessed a gangland murder. Now the son of the mob boss her parents testified against tells her he's fallen in love with her and wants to take her to meet his family - and to tell them it's time to end the vendetta against her.

A mobster. The son of the man who ordered her parents murdered. Wants to patch things up between her and his family. So of course she falls madly in love with him and goes along with his plan.

Obviously this does not end well. We all knew it wouldn't. All of us except Melody Grace, her new mobster boyfriend and, apparently, Mr. Cristofano.

akasq May 02, 2013

A fast page turner that has it all,
love,humor and a bit of mob life
David Cristofano writing will have
you looking for more.
A good first novel!

Apr 25, 2013

Great me to read more of David Cristofano's books.

Jul 08, 2011

I found this one started out great but I lost interest about halfway through.

Jun 17, 2011

Quick read of a book. The main character is a little annoying and selfish

May 25, 2011

I like that this book was unique in terms of the writing style. The character was quirky and affable from the start, which really drew me into the story. Later though, her nihilist acceptance of the situation was just strange, unusual and disturbing at the same time. and i did not like the ending.

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