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The snakes / Sadie Jones.

Jones, Sadie, 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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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library JON (Text) 33500013089412 New Available -
Mahnomen Public Library JON (Text) 33500013089420 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062897022
  • ISBN: 0062897020
  • Physical Description: 439 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: Recently married, psychologist Bea and Dan, a mixed-race artist, rent out their tiny flat to escape London for a few precious months. Driving through France they visit Bea's dropout brother Alex at the hotel he runs in Burgundy. Disturbingly, they find him all alone and the ramshackle hotel deserted, apart from the nest of snakes in the attic. When Alex and Bea's parents make a surprise visit, Dan can't understand why Bea is so appalled, or why she's never wanted him to know them; Liv and Griff Adamson are charming and rich. They are the richest people he has ever met. Maybe Bea's ashamed of him, or maybe she regrets the secrets she's been keeping. Tragedy strikes suddenly, brutally, and in its aftermath the family is stripped back to its heart, and then its rotten core, and even Bea with all her strength and goodness can't escape. -- Baker & Taylor.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 May #1
    All families are dysfunctional in some way, but some, like Bea's family, ratchet dysfunction to dizzying heights. Bea rejected her parents' lifestyle of obscene wealth years ago, but maintains a relationship with her brother Alex. Restless in their London work-a-day lives, Bea and her husband, Dan, decide to take a sabbatical, even though it means pinching pennies and spending their cushion. They set off first to see shiftless Alex in rural France. The hotel he's supposedly running is, in fact, a guestless, crumbling wreck, and there are snakes in the attic. The distance Bea had long kept between Dan and her parents is soon breached with Alex's sudden death. Bea's father impresses Dan with his wealth and self-possession; Bea's mother dazzles, but in time, Dan sees the writhing underbelly of their lives and understands what drove Bea away. Dan doesn't even know the worst of it, because Bea keeps the secret of Alex's abuse unspoken. Jones (Fallout, 2014) unfurls an understated, yet page-turning story. The last chapters, however, reveal a graphic and jarring ending. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Brothers and sisters > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Secrecy > Fiction.
Hotelkeepers > Fiction.
France > Fiction.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense.
FICTION / Horror.
Genre: Suspense fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Novels.

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