"Here is the gripping, atmospheric mystery from the very prolific Joyce Carol Oates. Cressida Mayfield has gone missing from her small town of Carthage in upstate New York. The prime suspect in her disappearance is her older sister's fiance, freshly returned from the way in Iraq with devastating injuries both physical and psychological. The tragedy turns the Mayfield family and Carthage upside down. What happened to Cressida? And why can't they find the body? Oates weaves a dark story of intrigue while brilliantly exploring her classic themes of love and family.
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"I have been waiting a few years for Waters to come out with a new book after her incredible "The Little Stranger". Her new novel is a fluid, emotionally intelligent book that demands attention and rewards the reader with a brilliant, sad, and troubling depiction of the course of true love not running smoothly (to say the least.) . England is reeling from the devastating impact of the Great War and it's citizens are struggling to reassemble their lives with some dignity. Twenty-six year old Frances Wray and her widowed mother are living in war ravaged England and are forced to take in lodgers in order to make ends meet. Against their better judgement, the Wrays take in Leonard and Lillian Barber, a brash and volatile couple who's marriage is unraveling. Dark secrets, a doomed affair, and an eventual murder trial are to follow. Waters is a beautifully atmospheric writer and her understanding of human psychology creates characters with such depth, it is a times a bit disconcerting! A captivating read."
"Need a break from all the murder and mayhem you have been reading lately? Pick up this fun and playful satire about a certain esteemed British literary prize. Here is your ticket to the inner workings of the often snotty and political literary world. Hilarious!"
"I could not believe how much I had learned after sitting down with for just 30 Minutes with one of these books! Fascinating and educational for children and adults! The world of art can open so many doors."
"Warning: this is not the feel good book of the year. It is more like someone poured a bucket of ice water on your head. Two couples sit through a four course dinner at a fancy restaurant in Holland - with the presentation of each course their carefully constructed masquerade unravels bit by bit. Dark and underhanded motives are exposed!"
"Amy Dunne has gone missing. Nick Dunne is vague and elusive with the police. As secrets are brought to the surface, a truly disturbing picture of a failing marriage emerges. Another Gillian Flynn's chilling, contemporary style is full of wit and wisdom about modern relationships. A scary peek into Nick and Amy's world of dysfunction, and ultimately, redemption."
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