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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Barnesville Public Library ADA (Text) 33500013761838 New Checked out 04/15/2023
Breckenridge Public Library ADA (Text) 33500013761846 New Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781613163733
  • ISBN: 1613163738
  • Physical Description: 292 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Scarlet edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scarlet, [2023]

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"In 1990, within the deceptively peaceful woods of her Sussex neighborhood, Mia witnesses the brutal murder of her mother and wakes up in a shallow grave. A man confesses to the murder and later dies in prison, but Mia never comes to terms with her mother's death. After another brush with tragedy in 2021, Mia and her boyfriend Rich move from London to a small Spanish village where they can begin a new life. At first, Val Verde seems to be everything they could wish for. But when a body is found in the olive grove outside of town, they realize that their would-be safe haven harbors a terrible secret. Will they discover the deadly root of evil before it's too late?"-- Provided by publisher

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2023 January #1
    Rich thinks his wife, Mia, is "in one of her moods again." It could be because, as a young girl, Mia witnessed her mother's murder and was buried alive with her in a shallow grave. Or perhaps it is because Rich is cheating on her and, it turns out, has mother issues of a different sort. Having left their London home for a small Spanish village in the hope of building new lives, they are finding more of the same dissatisfaction with life in general and continue to be threatened by the same issues with each other's obsessions, although the weather is nicer in Spain. When a body is unearthed in the olive grove outside of town, they have reason to suspect each other, and, in fact, neither is sure the other did not commit the crime. Told alternately between the two badly damaged characters' points of view, this second psychological thriller from Adamson (after Five Strangers, 2021) is rife with distrust and disillusionment, with an ending that will surprise even astute readers and chill them to the bone. Copyright 2023 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Murder > Fiction.
British > Spain > Fiction.
Mothers > Death > Fiction.
Secrecy > Fiction.
Sustainable living > Fiction.
Communities > Fiction.
Revenge > Fiction.
Genre: Psychological fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Detective and mystery fiction.

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