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Scare the Light Away

By: Delany, Vicki

1590589920 / 9781590589922
Paperback / softback
01/04/2012
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United States
140 x 216 mm 352 pages
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Praise for Scare the Light Away... "Well-crafted storytelling and an evocative setting make for a rewarding debut."-Publishers Weekly"Delany delivers an outstanding debut novel that explores the good, the bad, and the ugly of family relationships."-BooklistRebecca McKenzie, a successful Vancouver businesswoman, returns to tiny Hope River after an absence of 30 years to attend her mother's funeral.

Estranged from her father and two older siblings, she'd left a brutal childhood and a psychopathic grandfather behind.

She expects her visit to be short. But then she discovers the diaries written by her mother, a British war bride with a young baby who came to Canada to join a husband she scarcely knew, and finds her heart wrung by her mother's story.

Meanwhile, a young girl has gone missing, and suspicion falls on Rebecca's handsome, charming brother Jimmy.

Before long, violence threatens and Rebecca must put aside some long-held grievances to cut to the heart of the crime. Once a systems analyst in the high-pressure financial world, Vicki Delany is settling down to the rural life in bucolic Prince Edward County, Ontario, where she rarely wears a watch.

As well as writing novels of modern psychological suspense, Vicki is the author of the Constable Molly Smith traditional village mystery series, recently optioned for Canadian television. www.vickidelany.com

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FF Crime & mystery, FH Thriller / suspense

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