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Moorhead Public Library COC (Text) 33500013149448 New Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780062939296
  • ISBN: 0062939297
  • Physical Description: 368 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]

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Cockram makes her thrilling debut with this page-turning tale of psychological suspense in which a young woman whose life is in tatters flees to the safety of a family estate in England, but instead of comfort finds chilling secrets and lies. Miranda's life and career has been a roller-coaster ride. Her successful rise to the top of the booming lifestyle industry as a social media influencer led to a humiliating fall after a controversial product she endorsed flopped. Desperate to get away from the hate-spewing trolls shaming her on the internet, she receives a mysterious letter from a young cousin in England that plunges her into a dark family mystery.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 September #1
    In this atmospheric and surprising debut, Cockram explores the history of the fictional Summer family and their iconic estate, Barnsley. Miranda Courtenay is an Australian native, a former lifestyle influencer recovering from a public shaming. She's in her mid-twenties, restless, headstrong, and desperate to get away from her controlling father. Miranda's mother died young, but she left behind a bestselling history of her family's estate, The House of Brides. The "brides" are the many women who have married into the Summer family, including celebrity chef Daphne. Itching to escape, Miranda flies to England, determined to uncover the secrets of Barnsley House using any deception necessary, including posing as a prospective nanny so the family won't know she's a relative. Cockram handles the many threads of this story with ease, keeping the reader guessing as Miranda excavates the house's past and speculates about its future. An ongoing theme of misdirection flows throughout, maintaining the tension and suspense. Fans of Ruth Ware's The Turn of the Key (2019) will enjoy this novel with a similar premise. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Family secrets > Fiction.
Women > Death > Fiction.
Impersonation > Fiction.
Hotels > England > Fiction.
England > Fiction.
Family secrets.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Psychological fiction.

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