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- ISBN: 9780062379313
- ISBN: 0062379313
380, 9 pages ; 21 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 
|Summary, etc.:||In 1855 New England, young mother Frances Barnett's obsession with the details of a local murder trial lead her to a mental institution, while in the present day, young mother Abby Bernacki discovers Barnett's diary and finds unsettling parallels with her own life.|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2015 December #1
From the opening pages, it's clear that this will be a haunting novel. A newspaper account of an 1878 murder is followed by a horrible discovery by Abby Bernacki in her college dorm room in 1998. The mystery grows when Abbyânow the mother of five-month-old Lucyâis awakened by strange sounds coming from the baby's room. This leads Abby to research the nineteenth-century Barnett family house that she and her husband, Chad, recently bought. A journal kept by Frances Flinch Barnett reveals disquieting information about her daughter's birth in 1885 and her subsequent confinement in a mental institution for what became known to her descendants as "unspeakable acts." Arsenault adroitly moves the narrative between accounts of Frances' visits with her twin brother in 1885â86, Abby's college days, Frances' journal entries, press accounts of two nineteenth-century murder trials, and Abby's concern for her daughter's safety and her growing fear of staying alone with Lucy in the house when Chad is away on business. An engrossing, suspenseful mix of historical fiction and contemporary thriller, with some unexpected twists and wisdom: "We have to learn to live with our ghosts." Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.
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