So having spent most of my life obsessively watching Friends, I knew a lot of the spoilers to this book. I was very pleased however, to find that even knowing the endings, I still wanted to know what happened next, and developed an attachment to each character. I also enjoy that in it's old world story telling, there are numerous moral lessons that are learned. (Little Women- Louisa May Alcott)
Not sure if this will end up being disturbing: Four years after Tom and Abby's 12-year-old daughter vanishes, she is found alive but strangely calm. When the teen refuses to testify against the man connected to her disappearance, Tom decides to investigate the traumatizing case on his own. Nothing can prepare him for what he is about to discover.
Hunchback of Notre Dame - how Disney ever thought to adapt this book into a 'family film' is baffling. This story is deeper, darker, more vile and twisted than expected - though the hellfire song from the Disney film gives a tiny taste of the Claude Frollo from the book. Its Hugo, so its long and dense, but well worth the read.