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The other side of everything / Lauren Doyle Owens.

Owens, Lauren Doyle, 1978- author. (Author).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Ada Public Library OWE (Text) 33500012632865 Main Available -
Fosston Public Library OWE (Text) 33500012632857 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781501167799 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1501167790 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: pages ; cm
  • Edition: First Touchstone hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Touchstone, 2018.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "Laura Lippman meets Megan Abbott in this suspenseful literary debut about three generations of neighbors whose lives intersect in the aftermath of a crime. Bernard White is a curmudgeonly widower who has lived in Seven Springs, Florida for decades and has kept to himself since his wife passed. When his neighbor is murdered, he emerges from his solitude to reconnect with his fellow octogenarians. These connections become a literal lifeline as a second, and then a third, elderly woman is murdered, and "the originals" as they call themselves, realize that they are being targeted. Amy Unger is an artist and cancer survivor whose emotional recovery has not been as successful as her physical one. After the woman next door is murdered, she begins to paint imagined scenes from the murder in an effort to cope with her own loss. But when her paintings prove to be too realistic, her neighbors grow suspicious, and she soon finds herself in the crosshairs of the police. And then there's Maddie Lowe, a teenage waitress whose mother recently abandoned the family. As Maddie struggles to keep her family together and maintain the appearance of normal teenage life, she finds herself drawn to the man the police say is the killer. As they navigate their increasingly dangerous and tumultuous worlds, Bernard, Amy, and Maddie begin to uncover the connections between them, and the past and present, in a novel that ultimately proves the power of tragedy to spark renewal"-- Provided by publisher.
"After her elderly neighbor is murdered, Amy Unger, a fledgling artist and cancer survivor, takes to the canvas in an effort to make sense of her neighbor's death. Painting helps Amy recover from the devastating illness that ended her marriage and left her life in ruin. But when her paintings prove to be too realistic, her neighbors grow suspicious, and the murderer, still lurking, finds his way to her door. Bernard White, a widower who has isolated himself for years after a family scandal, can't stop thinking about the murder of an old friend--and what it means for his fellow octogenarians as the death toll rises. He convinces the neighborhood's geriatric residents to band together to protect one another. But the Originals, as they are known, can't live together forever. As it is, Bernard is pressing his luck with the woman he's moved in with. Maddie Lowe is a teenager trying to balance her waitressing job and keeping her family intact after the disappearance of her mother, even as their neighborhood becomes more dangerous by the second. She has information crucial to solving the crime. But she doesn't realize it - until it's almost too late. Their paths converge around the killer terrorizing their neighborhood and they are all faced with a life--or death--decision. A literary thriller that explores the connections between strangers, the past and the present, and the power of tragedy to spark renewal, THE OTHER SIDE OF EVERYTHING marks a vibrant and fresh new voice in the genre that will spark comparisons to Laura Lippman and Megan Abbott"-- Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2017 November #2
    *Starred Review* Seven Springs, a sleepy Fort Lauderdale suburb, plunges into hysteria when a killer, fueled by long-buried secrets, murders Adel, one of "the originals" who migrated to the neighborhood in the sixties. Amy, Adel's next-door neighbor, who has struggled to reclaim her life after a grueling cancer battle, is drawn back to painting by a compulsion to portray Adel's final moments. Like Adel, Bernard is one of "the originals," but he has been living an isolated, routine-driven existence since his wife died. Meanwhile, 15-year-old Maddie, lost since her mother left without warning a few months ago, spins out of balance with a reckless new relationship and a penchant for wandering the neighborhood alone at night. After two more elderly women are murdered, Bernard mobilizes "the originals" to pair up until the killer is found, unwittingly sparking his own reawakening when he's paired with Maryanne, another of the group's singles. At the same time, police are looking everywhere for the killer, even at Amy, whose paintings of Adel's death have raised suspicion. Owens balances themes of alienation and loneliness as Amy, Bernard, and Maddie reform their faltering connections, and the murders awaken Seven Springs, slyly advancing the subplots toward a thrilling confrontation. A literary thriller with everything book groups are looking for: fine writing, a flawlessly constructed story, and relatable characters providing plenty of questionable decisions rife for discussion. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Interpersonal relations > Fiction.
Serial murderers > Fiction.
FICTION / Suspense.
FICTION / Literary.
Interpersonal relations.
Serial murderers.
Genre: Suspense fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Fiction.
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