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Barnesville Public Library WAR (Text) 33500013626296 New On holds shelf -
Breckenridge Public Library WAR (Text) 33500013635644 New Checked out 09/06/2022
Detroit Lakes Public Library WAR (Text) 33500013635651 New Checked out 08/24/2022
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Warroad Public Library WAR (Text) 35500006591281 New Checked out 09/07/2022

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  • ISBN: 9781982155261
  • ISBN: 1982155264
  • Physical Description: 422 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Scout Press hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scout Press, 2022.
  • Badges:
    • Top Holds Over Last 5 Years: 5 / 5.0

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Summary, etc.:
"April Clarke-Cliveden was the first person Hannah Jones met at Oxford. Vivacious, bright, occasionally vicious, and the ultimate It girl, she quickly pulled Hannah into her dazzling orbit. Together, they cultivated a group of devoted and inseparable friends--Will, Hugh, Ryan, and Emily--during their first term. By the end of the year, April was dead. Now, a decade later, Hannah and Will are expecting their first child, and the man convicted of killing April, former Oxford porter John Neville, has died in prison. Hannah is relieved to have finally put the past behind her, but her world is rocked when a young journalist comes knocking and presents new evidence that Neville may have been innocent. As Hannah reconnects with old friends and delves deeper into the mystery of April's death, she realizes that the friends she thought she knew all have something to hide... including a murder"--Dust jacket flap.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 May #1
    *Starred Review* April Clarke-Cliveden was the It Girl. "Whatever it was, she had it." She was dazzlingly beautiful, rich, and irrepressible. Her propensity for playing practical jokes knew no bounds. After her roommate, Hannah, finds April strangled in their shared quarters at Oxford, a university porter is convicted of the murder, thanks in part to Hannah's testimony against him. He dies in prison 10 years later, still asserting his innocence. Hannah is now pregnant and married to April's former boyfriend. The media are after her, making her life miserable once again, and then one of their former classmates tells Hannah something that leads her to doubt what she saw—or thought she saw. The narrative is related in brief alternating chapters, from "before" and "after." Ware develops both the reader's doubts about and concern for Hannah as the suspense builds gradually under a masterful barrage of red herrings. Hannah is certainly vulnerable, but how reliable is she? Seasoned mystery readers will ache for a vintage Inspector Morse to magically appear in the vivid Oxford setting, but Hannah must go it alone, determined to learn the truth, through a harrowing conclusion. Like Ware's earlier novels, this one employs another closed setting, although it eventually opens up to a wider world. Riveting. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Ruth Ware worked as a waitress, a bookseller, a teacher of English as a foreign language, and a press officer before settling down as a full-time writer. She now lives with her family in Sussex, on the south coast of England. She is the #1 New York Times and Globe and Mail (Toronto) bestselling author of In a Dark, Dark WoodThe Woman in Cabin 10The Lying GameThe Death of Mrs. WestawayThe Turn of the KeyOne by One; and The It Girl. Visit her at or follow her on Twitter @RuthWareWriter.

Subject: Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Presumption of innocence > Fiction.
Female friendship > Fiction.
University of Oxford > Fiction.
FICTION / Thrillers / Psychological
FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
Genre: Mystery fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Psychological fiction.

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