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Whirlwind, Hilary Norman

Label
Whirlwind
Title
Whirlwind
Statement of responsibility
Hilary Norman
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A ruthless psychopath with a long-held grudge unleashes a terrifying scheme of revenge on a small New England town in this tautly-paced, compelling thriller. Liza Plain, a Boston-based journalist hoping for her big break, is dreading spending Christmas in Shiloh, Rhode Island, with her difficult grandfather - until news of the disappearance of a retired local priest triggers her realization that this could be linked to a series of unsolved, church-linked missing persons cases. Michael Rider used to be a decent man with a good life, but a past traumatic event with far-reaching consequences has left him dangerously close to breaking point. Now he is receiving strange emails from an organisation calling itself Whirlwind, offering him the chance to avenge himself on those who've done him wrong. Liza and Michael will both be in Shiloh on Christmas Eve. The night a raging blizzard seals off the town from the outside world. The night an outrage is perpetrated - and Liza will find herself at the heart of a major news story, caught in an abyss of nightmarish discovery and life-threatening danger
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Review
  • /* Starred Review */ Norman’s latest thriller will grab readers from the first sentence and keep them on the edge of their seats until the very end. Liza Plain, a journalist wannabe, and Michael Rider, a former teacher, have three things in common: they both grew up in the isolated village of Shiloh, Rhode Island; they were both deeply affected when a little girl was murdered in Shiloh years ago; and they both consider themselves failures. Liza has never gotten her big break in journalism and now writes ads for websites, while Michael went off the rails and wound up in prison. Now he takes whatever low-paying job comes around and barely manages to survive. The fourth thing the pair will have in common is that they both decide to return to Shiloh for Christmas, Liza to visit her grandfather, and Michael because he has received a mysterious invitation from someone calling themself The Reaper. What occurs that Christmas is as tense, violent, and terrifying as it is riveting. As both Liza and Michael struggle to understand what is happening to them, they find themselves confronting a moral dilemma that has the ability to alter their lives in unimaginable ways. An outstanding psychological thriller with bizarre twists and unexpected turns. -- Melton, Emily (Reviewed 3/15/2017) (Booklist, vol 113, number 14, p25)
  • In this well-crafted standalone from Norman (Fear and Loathing and six other Sam Becket thrillers), the Reaper, a self-proclaimed psychopath and serial killer, stalks New England. Meanwhile, Michael Rider, the scion of a prominent family, is in a downward emotional spiral, and Liza Plain has become a copy editor and ghostwriter for blogs, abandoning her dreams of being a journalist in the mold of Dan Rather and Connie Chung. Discovering what it is that unites these seemingly disparate people is the book’s main pleasure. Fate brings the Reaper, Liza, and Michael together on a snow-laden Christmas Eve in the village of Shiloh, R.I., a place travelers tend to skip unless they are “aficionado of high-profile true crime stories.” The literally and figuratively explosive denouement shatters some long-held illusions and brings carefully concealed secrets and unvoiced pain to the surface. Norman skillfully examines such themes as hypocrisy, cruelty, forgiveness, and redemption in this unsettling novel. (Mar.) --Staff (Reviewed 01/30/2017) (Publishers Weekly, vol 264, issue 05, p)
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10559671
Cataloging source
BDX
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Norman, Hilary
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Women journalists
  • Revenge
  • Psychopaths
  • Severe storms
  • Missing persons
  • Blizzards
  • Rhode Island
Target audience
adult
Label
Whirlwind, Hilary Norman
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059533234
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First world edition.
Extent
250 pages
Isbn
9780727886736
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)971053677
Label
Whirlwind, Hilary Norman
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059533234
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First world edition.
Extent
250 pages
Isbn
9780727886736
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)971053677

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