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Locked in Time [PDF / Epub] ☁ Locked in Time Author Lois Duncan – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk Locked in Time Duncan, Lois Livres NotRetrouvez Locked in Time et des millions de livres en stock surAchetez neuf ou d occasion Locked in Time ePub Lois Duncan Achat ebook fnac Locked in Time Rsum No Locked in Time Duncan, Lois Livres NotRetrouvez Locked in Time et des millions de livres en stock surAchetez neuf ou d occasion Locked in Time ePub Lois Duncan Achat ebook fnac Locked in Time Rsum Nore Roberts didn t ask for a new life, but now that her mom is gone and her dad is newly married, she has to settle in at Shadow Grove, Locked in Time WikipediaLocked in Time French translation Linguee Many translated example sentences containing Locked in Time French English dictionary and search engine for French translations Locked in Locked in PDF or Time by Lois Duncan Goodreads The book Locked in Time by Lois Duncan is one of my favourite mystery books The main character Nore, joins her father and her step family for school holidays for the first time Nore has a step mother, step sister, and a step brother Nore s mother had died because somebody hit her with their car, her step mother s husband had died because he was really sick, and a step brother had died a few Locked in Time on Apple books Locked in Time Lois Duncan RatingsListenListen Publisher Description Nore Roberts didn t ask for a new life, but now that her mom is gone and her dad is newly married, she has to settle in at Shadow Grove, the old Civil War mansion her stepfamily calls home When she meets her stepmother, Lisette, Nore is shocked by her youth and beauty that gives her chills and a.

10 thoughts on “Locked in Time

  1. Ellen Gail Ellen Gail says:

    I've no idea why, but this book terrified me so badly as a child that I hid it behind my parents bookcase. I can't remember anything that scary about it, but I was literally afraid of the book itself.

    I also thought for a while that the ghost of Abe Lincoln lived in my closet. I don't think a particular book caused that. I was just a very weird child.

  2. Misty Ronchietto Misty Ronchietto says:

    I'm reading all of my son's AR (for school) books with him so we can discuss and I can make sure he is actually reading rather than just flipping pages. Haha. He hasn't finished yet so it will be interesting to get his perspective.

    The book was interesting and fast paced enough to keep one reading but I had a few major issues with it.

    First, the entire book is premised on the idea that the only thing of concern for the female characters is maintaining or achieving physical beauty for the purpose of keeping or attracting men. As a parent, I think this is a dangerous message for our sons and daughters. My poor son will be getting an earful of redirection once he's done with the book.

    Second, Nore, Is a completely one dimensional character. We know almost nothing about her other than the fact that her mom died and she got shipped off to boarding school by her absentee father. She also manages to, inexplicably, maintain respect for a father who has very little regard for her physical and emotional well being.

    Third, Nore's dad is an immature, selfish bastard and terrible father whose inexcusable neglect of his daughter is entirely ignored throughout the book. The fact that Nore never called him on it frustrated me to no end.

    Amusing enough as a high concept read for preteens. However, portrayal of gender roles in this book seems to be locked in time well before women had any self respect apparently.

  3. Andria Andria says:

    This is my least-favorite of Lois Duncan's books. It's also the only one I DIDN'T read as a teen since it was published after I had graduated from the YA section (and yes, there was a YA section at my library back in those olden days. YA DID exist pre-Twilight, you know). I don't know if this one packs less of a punch than her earlier works because it was written later in her career, or if Lois Duncan is best read when one is young and just discovering supernatural suspense fiction.

    I still LOVE Summer of Fear and Stranger with My Face and Down a Dark Hall but when I reread them now I am transported back to when I read them as a kid, and can remember and revisit the thrills and chills and fascination I felt then. This one? Eh, it was OK.

  4. Holli Keel Holli Keel says:

    I’ve been revisiting some favorite authors from my childhood. Lois Duncan was one of my all time favorites. This was a fun story to listen to, since it’s set in Louisiana with some serious accents.

  5. Halcyon Daze Halcyon Daze says:


    Nore Robbins spends the summer in down south Louisiana in order to get acquainted with her new step-family. She's a bit bitter that her father decided to remarry so soon after her mother's death, but tries to approach her step-mom and step-siblings with an open mind. Step-mom is a beautiful woman named Lisette Berge who has a teenage son named Gabe who clearly has the hots for his new stepsister and a young daughter named Josie, who's a sullen thirteen-year-old prone to throwing tantrums. They live in Shadow Grove, an old plantation home with a lot history.

    Nore quickly realizes that there's something off about her step-family. For example, they claim to be at events that they couldn't possibly have attended and purposefully isolate themselves from the rest of society and have a strange aversion to technology. Then events take a drastic turn when they try to kill her.


    This is another one of Lois Duncan's teen Gothic books, and it's pretty good in that regard. We have all the right elements - beautiful, mysterious house in the middle of nowhere, beautiful heroine trying to flee from danger, a family hiding a dark secret. The setting is very atmospheric and heavy, going for the genteel South vibe. I loved the descriptions, from the food to Shadow Grove to basically everything. So in that aspect, it's well done.

    The mystery is pretty easy to solve, right in your face, and it can be frustrating when the book drags it on when it's so OBVIOUS to you as the reader. Otherwise, the pacing is good and it's a light, easy read.

    But the most frustrating thing would have to be Chuck Robbins, our heroine's father. Chuck is pretty smitten with his new wife and basically stands up for her and his new step-children every time they get into a confrontation/fight with Nore. I don't know about you guys, but I like to believe that if my otherwise pleasant, well-adjusted daughter started bringing up valid points about how overall weird my new spouse was, I wouldn't snap back at her and accuse her of lying or imagining things. Chuck remarries mere months after Nore's mother's death, and while I personally don't see anything wrong with that, I completely understand Nore's apprehension, particularly since Chuck just married out of the blue and sent his daughter (who he shipped off to boarding school, by the way) a letter saying, By the way, I got married! Sorry I didn't tell you sooner! And then basically guilt trips Nore into accepting his marriage in the beginning of the book. Classy move there, Chuck. He also says he wants to reconnect with Nore after the whole tragedy with her mother's death, but throughout the book he's way too wrapped up in his work or his new wife to actually sit down and have a proper conversation with his daughter.

    I didn't like Chuck, if you can tell.

    Now, on to more serious issues. Re-reading as someone older and wiser, I found certain problems with it that I hadn't noticed as a young teen. (Slight spoilers to follow.)

    There's a portrayal of voodooism in the book that's really vilified and stereotypical as the strange, barbaric religion practiced by those (probably black, Native, or mixed) Cajuns. Also, in the backstory, there's an affair between a white slaveowner and a Cajun woman, and it's portrayed as that evil, seducing, voodoo-practicing Cajun woman's fault. This is so terrible on so many levels. In real life, it was these white men taking advantage of these poor women, not this drivel.

    Also, just as a warning, the character of Lisette Berge is racist. She talks flippantly about how cheap slave labor was back in the day and once bitterly accuses a Cajun girl of being promiscuous simply because she's Cajun.

    And for this reason, this is a three star book instead of four stars.

  6. Angie Angie says:

    So I've talked about my Joan Lowery Nixon phase before. I actually think I discovered Lois Duncan right before Nixon, but the two will always go hand and hand in my mind. Together they perfectly satisfied my twelve-year-old thirst for a light blending of suspense and the macabre. And no Duncan book did that better than the deliciously creepy LOCKED IN TIME. I enjoyed all of her books and they all succeeded in giving me the chills at one point or another. My old copy of I Know What You Did Last Summer is definitely showing its age and my love, as I loved revisiting those characters the most. But LOCKED IN TIME is the one that truly scared me. Not just chills, not just anxious anticipation, but the real deal, had me setting the book down long enough to calm my racing heart kind of scared.

    Seventeen-year-old Nore has been away at boarding school since her mother died a year ago. Now she's on her way to Louisiana to visit her father and his new wife and her two children. When she arrives at Shadow Grove, several things are clear. Her father is happy with his new life. Her stepmother Lisette, stepbrother Gabe, and stepsister Josie are perfectly well-mannered and perfectly beautiful. And something is very, very wrong with them. Through conversations she has with elderly neighbors and residents of the town, Nore's seemingly crazy suspicions about Lisette, Gabe, and the entire Berge family start to grow. These vaguely horrific suspicions grow stronger as she overhears them discuss events from decades ago as though they were there when they happened. Nore finds herself torn between her distrust of Lisette and her growing friendship with Gabe. Determined to make her father come to his senses and see the truth, Nore rushes to solve the mystery of her new family before her time at Shadow Grove runs out.

    When I think about this story now, years since I last re-read it, I am still instantly filled with the same overwhelming emotions--an appreciation for the heady beauties of the Deep South mixed with a sense of impending doom. Ms. Duncan struck the perfect chord with the impossibly lovely Berges and the simultaneous fear and longing Nore feels when in the presence of a real family again. The truth to the mystery unfolds smoothly and slowly, like warm molasses, creeping up behind you to tap you on the shoulder. In some ways it reminded me of a younger, simpler Mary Stewart novel, with its lovely heroine and its beautiful atmosphere. I remember thinking Nore was brave and being desperate for someone to believe her, for Gabe not to really be trying to kill her, for her father, in his grief, not to have ruined them both so thoroughly. It's the same emotional connection I seek out today when I'm in the mood for something slightly dangerous, slightly haunting, slightly bittersweet. It was these early young adult mysteries that led me to the Mary Stewarts, the Laurie Kings, the Deanna Raybourns I discovered later on. I will always love them for being the beginning.

  7. Tish Tish says:

    Lois Duncan is good with building atmosphere, both environmental and emotional. The story was set in Louisiana and the descriptions of the surroundings and even the weather were very well done. Duncan also created a very creepy feeling from the very beginning, but I found the foreshadowing to be a bit heavy-handed.

    I might have really liked this book had I read it when I was in middle school. It doesn't seem childish or anything, but maybe shallow is how I would describe it. There's not much depth to any of the characters and no real exploration of the implications of the strange secret the Berge' family hides.

    In all, it wasn't a bad read, but I feel like it could have been more than it was.

  8. Bren Bren says:

    I'm a reasonable person;I don't believe in ghosts.

    What I have learned to believe in, though, is something far more frightening.

    Locked in Time by Lois Duncan

    One of Duncan's best.

    She crafts an incredible mystery using a wonderful premise combining a Historical element with the here and now and it is a page turner!


    Imagine if you could take a pill or drink from a fountain and you..never aged? Never ever? Would you do it?

    I so enjoyed this book and I loved the hauntingly beautiful prose and setting. I was right there with Nore and am glad her story ended well.

    Always loved Duncan and this is one of her best.

  9. Chloe Chloe says:

    I thought it was a really good book over all, it had great detail and lots of cliff hangers, I feel that it was kinda to hard to get into until the middle book.
    Its about Josie who's mother died and her father got remarried in less then a year, and Josie makes some bad decisions along the way .

  10. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    There is something about Lois Duncan, that even when you know what's going on early on, you just don't believe it. She can really write an eerie story!

    #rereading for a school project. Yippee!

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