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The Resource The Girl Before

The Girl Before

Label
The Girl Before
Title
The Girl Before
Statement of responsibility
Rena Olsen
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this powerful psychological suspense debut, when a woman's life is shattered, she is faced with a devastating question: What if everything she thought was normal and good and true . . . wasn't? Clara Lawson is torn from her life in an instant. Without warning, her home is invaded by armed men, and she finds herself separated from her beloved husband and daughters. The last thing her husband yells to her is to say nothing. In chapters that alternate between past and present, the novel slowly unpeels the layers of Clara's fractured life. We see her growing up, raised with her sisters by the stern Mama and Papa G, becoming a poised and educated young woman, falling desperately in love with the forbidden son of her adoptive parents. We see her now, sequestered in an institution, questioned by men and women who call her a different name—Diana—and who accuse her husband of unspeakable crimes. As recollections of her past collide with new revelations, Clara must question everything she thought she knew, to come to terms with the truth of her history and to summon the strength to navigate her future.From the Hardcover edition
Summary
In this powerful psychological suspense debut, when a woman's life is shattered, she is faced with a devastating question: What if everything she thought was normal and good and true . . . wasn't?
Tone
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10497070
Cataloging source
BT
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Olsen, Rena
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Thriller
Target audience
adult
Label
The Girl Before
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:9259173d-6304-40e2-932f-6a07b15f782d
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101982372
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Girl Before
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:9259173d-6304-40e2-932f-6a07b15f782d
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101982372
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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