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Bagley Public Library RYA (Text) 33500013343751 New Available -
Detroit Lakes Public Library RYA (Text) 33500013343744 New Checked out 03/15/2021

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  • ISBN: 9781982151614
  • ISBN: 1982151617
  • ISBN: 9781982151621
  • ISBN: 1982151625
  • Physical Description: 274 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, 2021.

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"All children have imaginary friends, Georgina tells herself. It's perfectly normal, and they all grow out of it in the end. But when her seven-year-old son, Cody, tells her about New Granny, the new friend he's met in the park, Georgina is instantly suspicious. Something-call it maternal instinct-tells her he isn't making it up. But maybe Georgina is losing her mind. It wouldn't be the first time, after all. And with her own mother's recent death leaving her bereft and trying to cope with life as a busy working mom, it's no wonder she's feeling paranoid that Cody has invented a "New Granny" to replace his beloved grandmother. Her husband, Bren, becomes the voice of reason, assuring Georgina that it's just a game, the product of their son's overactive imagination. But what if Cody's imaginary friend is not so imaginary after all?"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 December #2
    Georgina tells herself that the fact that her seven-year-old son, Cody, has an imaginary friend is no big deal. Having just lost his grandmother, Georgina's mother, it's understandable that he would search for comfort in different ways. It's only when Cody's imaginary friend, New Granny, starts leaving signs behind—candy wrappers, mysterious phone calls—does Georgina suspect that there could be something more sinister going on. Trying desperately to convince her husband, Georgina searches for tangible proof beyond her maternal instinct. What if New Granny isn't imaginary at all? Or worse, what if Georgina is losing her mind (she has had mental problems before)? Heralded by Georgina's delve into Cody's imaginary world, first-time-author Ryan draws the reader into not only Georgina's terrifying journey to save her son, but also her marriage and her sanity. Georgina is a fierce, loyal narrator, and the reader won't be able to resist rooting for her success. Seasoned mystery lovers will recognize similarities to B. A. Paris' The Breakdown (2017), Mary Kubica's The Other Mrs. (2020), and A. J. Finn's The Woman in the Window (2018). Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Rachel Ryan was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland. She can usually be found writing in coffee shops, hanging around libraries, or walking the streets of Dublin, making up stories. The Woman Outside My Door is her first novel.

Subject: Imaginary companions > Fiction.
FICTION / Thrillers / Psychological.
FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense.
FICTION / Feminist.
Genre: Suspense fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)

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