Losing Nicola

Product Number: EB00736974
Released: Sep 27, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781780103341
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Description

An Englishwoman returns to the scene of a childhood crime in this "gripping murder mystery and . . . psychologically complex coming-of-age tale" (Booklist). Off the coast of Kent in post WWII Britain, Alice Beecham and her brother Orlando lived a quiet adolescence among an extended family in the sprawling Glenfield House. Until the arrival of thirteen-year-old Nicola Stone-manipulative, sexually precocious, and unnerving to the naIve Alice and Orlando. Then, only days after Alice's twelfth birthday, Nicola's body was found-beaten to death and barely concealed. Twenty years later, Alice returns to the small town of Shale to resettle after her divorce, and put to rest the unsolved murder that has haunted her for so long. As Alice fits together the pieces of that brutal summer, she realizes that no one has forgotten Nicola. Not the local boys she teased, the adults she affronted, or the friends she terrorized. But the secrets of the trouble girl's past hide a motive for murder beyond anything Alice ever imagined.

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Author(s): Susan Moody
Original Publish Date: Jul 01, 2012

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