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The Resource Fractured, Catherine McKenzie

Fractured, Catherine McKenzie

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Fractured
Title
Fractured
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Catherine McKenzie
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Language
eng
Summary
After moving with her family across the country to Cincinnati to get away from a stalker, novelist Julie Prentice seems to click with her new neighbor, until a series of misunderstandings lead Julie and her family to become the victims of troubling harassment
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Review
  • Julie Prentice, the heroine of this gripping thriller from McKenzie (Spin), has moved with her husband and their twins to Cincinnati, Ohio, where she’s plagued by neighborhood watchdog Cindy Sutton, who publishes the local newsletter. In addition to circulating details of upcoming social functions and other neighborhood news, Cindy’s paper expounds on perceived threats to the community, dictating rules of conduct to prevent them. Many of the threats concern purported misdeeds by Julie, thereby making her the community pariah. Meanwhile, Julie is struggling not to become romantically involved with her neighbor, John Dunbar, also with two children, with whom she has been flirting. The reader eventually discovers that an earlier car accident of some kind has had severe repercussions for the Dunbar family. What exactly occurred and who was responsible is the puzzle on which the novel centers, with important consequences to the various characters. The suspense grows, and just when things seem clear, they veer off in another direction. Agent: Abigail Koons, Park Literary Group. (Oct.) --Staff (Reviewed 08/01/2016) (Publishers Weekly, vol 263, issue 31, p)
  • In her latest novel (after Smoke), McKenzie stacks puzzle upon puzzle and lays them out in a seemingly tranquil community in Cincinnati. Julie Prentice and her family have moved to Mt. Adams in an effort to start fresh and escape from their recent past. After publishing a crime novel Julie has garnered a lot of attention, some good and some very bad. Part of the bad is a stalker, and she's the reason for the new start in Ohio. Julie strikes up a friendship with her new neighbor John Dunbar and thinks for a brief time that her troubles are behind her. But a series of events makes Julie once again the center of controversy in her neighborhood and now someone is harassing her family once again. Is it her stalker, or someone closer? Telling the story in alternating points of view (Julie's and John's), McKenzie is able to build suspense with two possibly unreliable narrators. She combines suburban angst with real danger to great effect, so that this novel feels like Christos Tsiolkas's The Slap crossed with Sophie Hannah. VERDICT Recommended for fans of domestic suspense. --Jane Jorgenson (Reviewed 09/15/2016) (Library Journal, vol 141, issue 15, p80)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10528520
Cataloging source
FMG
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McKenzie, Catherine
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Women novelists
  • Stalkers
  • Harassment
  • FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Psychological
  • Harassment
  • Stalkers
  • Women novelists
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Fractured, Catherine McKenzie
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes book club questions and Q&A with Mary Kubica
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
1666636
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
349 pages
Isbn
9781477817940
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781477817940
  • (OCoLC)958874345
Label
Fractured, Catherine McKenzie
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes book club questions and Q&A with Mary Kubica
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
1666636
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
349 pages
Isbn
9781477817940
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781477817940
  • (OCoLC)958874345

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