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The Resource The Lonely Witness

The Lonely Witness

Label
The Lonely Witness
Title
The Lonely Witness
Statement of responsibility
William Boyle
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Amy was once a party girl, but now she lives a lonely life. Helping the house-bound to receive communion in the Gravesend neighbourhood of Brooklyn, she knows the community well. When a local woman goes missing, Amy senses something isn't right. Tailing the woman's suspicious son, she winds her way through Brooklyn's streets. But before she can act, he is dead. Captivated by the crime she's witnessed and the murderer himself, Amy doesn't call the cops. Instead, she collects the weapon from the sidewalk and soon finds herself on the trail of a killer. Powerful and evocative, The Lonely Witness brings Brooklyn to life and exposes the harsh realities of crime and punishment on the city streets. 'The Lonely Witness is a map of Brooklyn's genome. Amy Falconetti is that rarest of noir characters, a woman redeemed and a redeemer. Walking in her shoes for only a few blocks is worth the price of admission' - Reed Farrel Coleman, New York Times bestselling author of What You Break 'In true noir fashion, William Boyle gives us an intimate portrait of a neighborhood in vivid, evocative prose, and explores how place and the past make us who we are.The Lonely Witness moves with unstoppable momentum, powered by Amy Falconetti's impulsive human heart. I would gladly follow her anywhere' - Melissa Ginsburg, author of Sunset City 'In The Lonely Witness, William Boyle has created a classic noir and a classic of Brooklyn. I loved this character, this world, and this book. Boyle has written a slim, unputdownable book that gets into every dark corner in the outskirts of Brooklyn, a world no one knows better. Gravesend and the rest of outer, unknown, still-mysterious Brooklyn shine in this compulsively readable thriller' - Sara Gran, author of Dope, Come Closer, Saturn's Return to New York, and the Claire DeWitt series
Summary
A former party girl who now helps house-bound seniors in the Gravesend neighborhood of Brooklyn agrees to help a woman whose usual caretaker is missing and ends up witnessing a murder that she doesn't report and develops a fascination with the killer
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10657888
Cataloging source
BT
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1978-
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Boyle, William
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Literary Fiction
  • Contemporary Fiction
  • Crime & Thriller
Target audience
adult
Label
The Lonely Witness
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:LSB_541266
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780857302434
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Lonely Witness
Control code
BORROWBOX:LSB_541266
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780857302434
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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