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Lori Rader-Day

Autor(a) de The Day I Died

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About the Author

Lori Rader-Day has published fiction in numerous publications including TimeOut Chicago, Southern Indiana Review, Crab Orchard Review, Good Housekeeping, and The Madison Review, which awarded her the 2008 Chris O'Malley Prize in Fiction. She teaches mystery writing at Story Studio Chicago/North mostrar mais Shore. Her first novel, The Black Hour, was published in 2014. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Obras de Lori Rader-Day

The Day I Died (2015) 209 cópias
Death at Greenway (2021) 184 cópias
The Black Hour (2014) 177 cópias
Little Pretty Things (2015) 124 cópias
The Lucky One: A Novel (2020) 114 cópias
Under a Dark Sky (2018) 113 cópias
The Death of Us: A Novel (2023) 31 cópias
Im Dunkel der Angst: Roman (2018) 1 exemplar(es)

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Read 27:11:23 Review “A gripping page turner. Irresistible” Catriona McPherson BM {great use of common speech habits. Excellent plot. USA country town. Popular culture, pro women’s issues. Good psychology of the main character “Ju” Juliet. American author.
BJMacauley | outras 6 resenhas | Nov 27, 2023 |
The Death of Us by Lori Rader-Day is a very highly recommended suspense novel following a fifteen-year-old mystery.

Fifteen years ago, Ashley Hay handed over her baby son Callan to his stepmother, Liss Kehoe, and then disappeared. Since that day Liss has loved and cared for Callan, raising him as her own son. Then the shocking discovery of Ashley's car with a body inside in the quarry pond on Kehoe property opens up the question of Ashley's disappearance along with another cold case. In the small town they live in gossip flies and sentiments turn against Liss and her estranged husband, Link. Town Marshall Mercer Alarie, who has been romantically involved with Liss since Link moved out, now has to open up old cases and confront what Link's father, Key, who was the previous town Marshall, may have hidden.

The main characters are depicted as realistic, complex individuals with backstories and unique personalities. Liss is portrayed as a mother who loves her son, even while she knows in the back of her mind that her connection to him is fragile. Now, with the discovery of what is surely Ashley's body, now she must help her son navigate those complicated feelings.

The small town, where everyone knows everyone's business, or they have at least heard the stories, is a perfect setting for this slow-burning mystery. The setting influences the thoughts and actions of the characters. There are several sub-plots that are as interesting as the main plot threads, and also have the potential to change everything.

The narrative is told through the point-of-view of several characters, including Liss, Mercer, and Key. The Death of Us has a slow start as Radar-Day deftly establishes her characters, the setting, and the background information into place, so it takes some time before the investigation really begins to proceed. Once the investigation starts in earnest, the novel becomes increasingly compelling until it is an immersive mystery and readers will be invested in the outcome. My recommendation is to power through the slow start and get the action. 4.5 rounded up.
Disclosure: My review copy was courtesy of HarperCollins via Edelweiss.
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SheTreadsSoftly | 1 outra resenha | Sep 26, 2023 |
A thrilling novel with small town dramas and corruption. I enjoyed the characters so much. When a vehicle is pulled out of a quarry and a body is found, was it an accident or murder? I won't tell!
juju2cat | 1 outra resenha | Sep 4, 2023 |
Bridget Kelly is a young nursing student living in London with her family. She's eager to help with the war effort, but a mistake at work puts her nursing career in danger. She's given a way out; an offer to help care for a group of children being evacuated from London. Arriving at the train station, she discovers that all the children are under five, two are infants and the other nurse is also somehow named Bridget Kelly and doesn't seem to know anything about nursing or childcare. And the Devon coast is less serene than expected. Not only is there something odd about the other nurse, but there seems to be too many mysterious deaths in the village.

Rader-Day is one of the rare authors who clearly do the research but use what they learned so carefully, that it never feels like she is telling us what she learned. The result is a story deeply set in a place and a time that feels authentic. Bridget is a wonderful character because she fits so perfectly into this setting. She's almost invisible to others, especially those who imagine themselves her betters. Rader-Day also narrates the novel from the points of view of other characters, from that of the housekeeper, to the voice of one of the young evacuees, and makes each voice distinct. I usually like a little more oomph in my crime novels, but as a gentle historical novel about the British home front, this one was very enjoyable.
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RidgewayGirl | outras 13 resenhas | Jul 31, 2023 |



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