Five Mile House

Author(s): Karen Novak
Original Publish Date: Dec 09, 2008
Product Number: EB00636202
Released: Feb 23, 2016
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9781596918665
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
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In 1889, Eleanor Bly flung herself from the tower of Five Mile House after murdering her seven children. More than a hundred years later, her ghost reaches out to Leslie Stone, a New York cop who has killed a child murderer and is haunted by her actions. New to the town of Wellington-famous for its coven of witches-Leslie becomes obsessed with Eleanor's story, suspecting that the truth may be quite different from local legend. As she digs deeper, uncovering dangerous town secrets, her life and the lives of her children are put into peril. Is Leslie destined to suffer the same madness as Eleanor Bly? "Deftly written...Ms. Novak tells a compelling story that moves along with a literary flourish and a few unexpected frights. It should be read late at night."-Cincinnati Enquirer "A terrific ghost story and a fine first novel."-Booklist "Novak has the reader on tenterhooks."-Publishers Weekly "A breathtaking novel about crime, about coming to terms with one's history, about learning to give love and to accept it. The writing is beautiful. And this is a brilliant debut."-Frederick Busch

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