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The Resource The crooked house, Christobel Kent

The crooked house, Christobel Kent

Label
The crooked house
Title
The crooked house
Statement of responsibility
Christobel Kent
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
One fateful night. One unthinkable family tragedy. One survivor. This is Alison's story. Alison is as close to anonymous as she can get: with no ties, no home, a backroom job, hers is a life lived under the radar. She's a nobody; she has no-one and that's how she wants it. But once Alison was someone else: once she was Esme Grace, a teenager whose bedroom sat at the top of a remote and dilapidated house on the edge of a bleak estuary. A girl whose family, if not happy, exactly, was no unhappier than anyone else's - or so she thought. Then one night a terrible thing happened in the crooked house, a nightmare of violence out of which Alison emerged the only witness and sole survivor and from which she has been running ever since. Only when she meets academic Paul Bartlett does Alison realise that if she's to have any chance of happiness, she has to return to her old life and confront the darkness that worked its way inside her family and has pursued her ever since. As she seeks to uncover the truth of what happened that terrible night, Alison begins to question everything she thought she knew. Is there anyone she can trust?
Summary
Alison lives her life under the radar. She has no ties, no home, and she spends her days at a backroom publishing job. Which is how she wants it. Because Alison used to be a teenager named Esme, who lived in a dilapidated house by a bleak estuary with her parents and three siblings. One night, something unspeakable happened in the house, and Alison emerged the only survivor. In order to escape from the horror she witnessed, she moved away from her village, changed her name, and cut herself off from her past. Only now her boyfriend invites her to a wedding in her old hometown, and she decides that if she's going to have any chance of overcoming the trauma of what happened, she'll have to confront it. But soon Alison realizes that that night's events have left a terrible mark on everyone in the village, and she begins to suspect that they are all somehow implicated in her family's murder
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10446604
Cataloging source
NLGGC
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1962-
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Kent, Christobel
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Murder
  • Secrets
  • Secrecy
  • Families
  • Orphans
Target audience
adult
Label
The crooked house, Christobel Kent
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000053922063
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
357 pages
Isbn
9780751556995
System control number
(OCoLC)898158872
Label
The crooked house, Christobel Kent
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000053922063
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
357 pages
Isbn
9780751556995
System control number
(OCoLC)898158872

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