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The only child / Mi-ae Seo ; translated by Yewon Jung.

Sŏ, Mi-ae, (author.). Seo, Mi-ae, (author.). Jung, Yewon, (translator.).

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  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Hawley Public Library SO (Text) 33500013215140 New Available -
Mahnomen Public Library SO (Text) 33500013215157 New Checked out 05/02/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062905048 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 006290504X (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 9780062997289 (softcover)
  • ISBN: 0062997289 (softcover)
  • Physical Description: 292 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2020]

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Summary, etc.:
Criminal psychologist Seonbyeong receives news that she will be allowed to interview Yi Byeongdo, a serial killer whose gruesome murders shook the world. At the same time, she realizes that her step-daughter is showing traits similar to those of Yi Byeongdo, and has a temper she can't control.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 December #1
    Criminal-psychology professor Yi Seonkyeong is interested to learn that Seoul's infamous serial killer, Yi Byeongdo, has agreed to a prison interview, but she doesn't understand the inmate's stipulation that Seonkyeong must be the one asking the questions. In a strange coincidence, the day Seonkyeong learns of the killer's request, her life takes another twist: her 11-year-old stepdaughter, Hayeong, unexpectedly comes to live with her and her husband, Jayseong, after her custodial grandparents are killed in a fire. Forcibly estranged from Jayseong for years, Hayeong has difficulty adjusting, her behavior punctuated with violent outbursts. Seonkyeong increasingly spends her time occupied with Byeongdo's disjointed recollections and Hayeong's calculated manipulation. Slowly, she recognizes disturbing parallels in their behavior. As the tension mounts, Seonkyeong realizes that hers and Hayeong's lives depend on deciphering the clues that are buried in Byeongdo's revelations, clues that suggest a connection to Hayeong. This strong addition to the growing collection of Asian crime fiction available in English shares unflinching narration and the unsettling atmosphere of a horror film with the work of Kanae Minato, Natsuo Kirino, and Masako Togawa. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Women psychologists > Fiction.
Stepdaughters > Fiction.
Serial murderers > Fiction.
FICTION / Thrillers / Psychological.
FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense.
FICTION / Psychological.
Genre: Psychological fiction.
Suspense fiction.
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