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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Barnesville Public Library ENG (Text) 33500013235304 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library ENG (Text) 33500013235296 New Checked out 07/22/2020
Grygla LINK Site ENG (Text) 35500006277972 New Checked out 07/09/2020

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  • ISBN: 9781524746018
  • ISBN: 1524745952
  • ISBN: 9781524745950
  • Physical Description: 238 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: [New York] : Dutton, [2020]

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Summary, etc.: "A spellbinding story of a mother with nothing left to lose who sets out on an all-consuming quest for justice after her daughter is murdered on the town playground. Sometimes the answers are worse than the questions. Sometimes it's better not to know. Set in the poorest part of the Missouri Ozarks, in a small-town with big secrets, The Familiar Dark opens with a murder in the town's playground. Eve Taggert, desperate with grief over losing her daughter, takes it upon herself to find out the truth about what happened. Eve is no stranger to the dark side of life, having been raised by a hard-edged mother whose lessons Eve tried not to pass on to her own daughter. But Eve may need her mother's cruel brand of strength if she's going to face the truth about her daughter's death and about her own true nature. Her quest for justice takes her from the dark underbelly of town, to the woods, and most frighteningly, back to her mother's trailer, for a final lesson. The Familiar Dark is a story about the bonds of family--women doing the best they can for their daughters in dire circumstances--as well as a story about how even the darkest and most frightening of places can provide the comfort of home"--

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 March #1
    *Starred Review* The only bright spot in single mother Eve Taggert's hardscrabble life is her 12-year-old daughter, Junie. Eve, who was raised by an alcoholic, abusive mother in a childhood made bearable only with the help of her older brother, Cal, gave Junie the love that Eve, now a waitress in a diner, had longed for as a child. So when Cal, now a cop in their small town of Barren Springs in the Missouri Ozarks, tells Eve that Junie and her best friend, Izzy Logan, have been murdered at the local playground, Eve is both bereft and furious, aching for vengeance against the person who inflicted this loss and embarking on her own investigation. Secrets are gradually revealed: Junie's hidden notebook describes Izzy's crush on an older man, and the long-hidden identity of Junie's father becomes known, as Eve uses all of her contacts to ferret out the motive and the murderer. Engel, author of The Roanoke Girls (2017), masterfully creates a milieu in which women struggle against all odds to provide the best lives possible for their daughters. Tension arises as Eve, heeding advice from her former boyfriend, an abusive meth dealer, is faced with a dreadful choice in a stunning conclusion. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Amy Engel is the author of The Roanoke Girls and The Book of Ivy series. A former criminal defense attorney, she lives in Missouri with her family.

Subject: Grief Fiction
Murder Investigation Fiction
Murder Investigation
Genre: Mystery fiction.
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