Green Girls by Michael Kimball
A Novel of Suspense

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A writer, a father, a husband, the owner of a strictly ordered life, Jacob Winter is not a man prone to violence—until the day he walks in unexpectedly on his wife's affair. Awakening in a small-town Maine jail with no memory of his alleged rampage, he is bailed out by Alix Callahan, a mysterious ethnobotanist who claims to own a small piece of his past. Drawn into her obsessive relationship with July, an exotic Indian beauty from the rainforests of South America, Jacob is simultaneously mesmerized and unnerved by the two women's strange erotic dance as his meticulously controlled world slips even farther out of its orbit—leading him to a clandestine meeting at the top of a bridge, where he helplessly watches Alix plunge 250 feet into the raging waters below. A suicide, a murder, neither, or both pull Jacob Winter into a twisted game of dark deceptions and psychological terror, one that could destroy his sanity and his soul.

 

About Michael Kimball

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Michael Kimball is the author of The Way the Family Got Away, Dear Everybody, and, most recently, Us, and his novels have been translated into a dozen languages. His work has been featured on NPR's All Things Considered and in the Guardian, Vice, Bomb, and New York Tyrant. He is also responsible for the project Michael Kimball Writes Your Life Story (on a postcard) and a couple of documentary films. He lives in Baltimore. Visit his website at http://michael-kimball.com.
 
Published August 2, 2011 by William Morrow. 388 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Erotica, Horror. Fiction

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Thanks to her, Jake is involved in a disastrous incident during which Alix falls from the Piscataqua Bridge (Maine), putting Jake under suspicion of being complicit in her murder.

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Meanwhile, July's husband, a sinister Colombian shaman, has escaped from a Florida prison and is making his way up the coast, looking for revenge and the drug money Alix and July stole from him.

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Kimball's thriller is quirky and interesting, so if you enjoyed 'Undone', you will certainly enjoy this.

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In some ways, the inclusion of this culture seemed more like a way of making the book exotic rather than being a vital plot element.

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