The dilemma [electronic resource] / B. A Paris.
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- ISBN: 9781250151384 (electronic bk)
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A woman's birthday party takes a dark turn in a poignant, heart-stopping new novel from the reigning queen of suspense, NYT and USA Today bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors , The Breakdown , and Bring Me Back .
Electronic reproduction. New York : St. Martin's Press, 2020. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 3574 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB).
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 May #1
*Starred Review* For more than 20 years, Livia Harman anticipated having a lavish fortieth birthday party to make up for the wedding she never had. Pregnant at 17, she and Adam had married at the local registry office with only his parents and a few close friends in attendance, since her parents refused to have anything more to do with her. Although their plans for education changed, Livia and Adam have been happy with their children, Josh, 22, and Marnie, 19. Josh will be at Livia's party, but Marnie, studying in Hong Kong, will not. Except that Adam, as a surprise for his wife, has arranged for Marnie to come, too, assuming she can make a tight plane connection in Cairo. Then, on the morning of the party, Adam sees news that the plane on which Marnie was booked has crashed with no survivors. Stunned, Adam first tries unsuccessfully to reach his daughter, hoping that she missed her connection, and then struggles with when to tell Livia what's happened. Livia, meanwhile, has information of her own about Marnie that she dreads to share with Adam. Paris constructs an unusual and compelling premise and masterfully maintains suspense about what happened and when it will be revealed. A breathtaking story, nearly impossible to put down. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
B. A. PARIS is the internationally bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors, The Breakdown, and Bring Me Back. She grew up in England but has spent most of her adult life in France. She has worked both in finance and as a teacher and has five daughters. The Dilemma is her fourth novel.
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