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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Hawley Public Library||HAY (Text)||33500011040862||Main||Available||-|
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- ISBN: 006227676X (pbk.)
- ISBN: 9780062276766 (pbk.)
447 pages ; 21 cm
- Edition: First U.S. Edition.
- Publisher: ©2013
|Summary, etc.:||Police analyst Annabel wouldn't describe herself as lonely. Her work and the needs of her aging mother keep her busy. But Annabel is shocked when she discovers her neighbor's decomposing body in the house next door, and she is appalled to think that no one, including herself, noticed the woman's absence. Annabel sets out to investigate, despite her colleagues' lack of interest, and discovers that such cases are frighteningly common in her hometown.|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2013 May #1
Alternating first-person accounts tell a disquieting tale. Annabel Hayer leads a solitary life with her cat, her only activity outside work being to help out her widowed, housebound mum. Meanwhile, virtually friendless Colin Friedland combines his obsessions with sex and death with a growing interest in neurolinguistic programming (NLP), forging an all-consuming avocation. Annabel also is a crack police analyst who spots an alarming increase in the number of bodies found in their homes in various states of decomposition in the town of Briarstone, causing police to start looking for connections between the recently dead (but not murdered) and the local newspaper to launch a Love Your Neighbour campaign, urging residents to check on those living nearby. Inevitably, the two narrators connect after an unexpected event plunges Annabel into a depressed state, and Colin's methodsâand his keen interest in putrefactionâare spelled out in greater detail. Occasionally stomach-turning, as in the describing of the decay of human remains, this unusual thriller is, overall, a compelling story of obsession descending into madness. Copyright 2012 Booklist Reviews.
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