Invisible by Carla Buckley
A Novel (Random House Reader's Circle)

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Perfect for fans of Jodi Picoult, Carla Buckley’s Invisible is a stunning novel of redemption, regret, and the complex ties of familial love.
 
Growing up, Dana Carlson and her older sister, Julie, are inseparable—Dana the impulsive one, Julie calmer and more nurturing. But then a devastating secret compels Dana to flee from home, not to see or speak to her sister for sixteen years.
 
When she receives the news that Julie is seriously ill, Dana knows that she must return to their hometown of Black Bear, Minnesota, to try and save her sister. Yet she arrives too late, only to discover that Black Bear has changed, and so have the people in it.
 
Julie has left behind a shattered teenage daughter, Peyton, and a mystery—what killed Julie may be killing others, too. Why is no one talking about it? Dana struggles to uncover the truth, but no one wants to hear it, including Peyton, who can’t forgive her aunt’s years-long absence. Dana had left to protect her own secrets, but Black Bear has a secret of its own—one that could tear apart Dana’s life, her family, and the whole town.

“Beautifully written and unsettling . . . leaves you with a lingering sense of dread long after you close the last page.”—Chevy Stevens

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About Carla Buckley

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Carla Buckley was born in Washington, D.C. She has worked as an assistant press secretary for a U.S. senator, an analyst with the Smithsonian Institution, and a technical writer for a defense contractor. She lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her husband, an environmental scientist, and their three children. She is the author of Invisible and The Things That Keep Us Here, which was nominated for a Thriller Award as a best first novel and the Ohioana Book Award for fiction. She is currently at work on her next novel, which Bantam will publish.
 
Published December 11, 2012 by Bantam. 401 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Less predictable, however, and arguably more significant, is the relationship that springs up between Stephanie and one of the hotel guests, Edward Morton.

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Other characters added to the tale, and while there was a romance both for Dana and Peyton it took a backseat in this emotional tale.

Dec 11 2012 | Read Full Review of Invisible: A Novel (Random Ho...

The Evening Sun

Julie's daughter, Peyton, calls Dana with the news that Julie is dying of kidney failure.

Dec 24 2012 | Read Full Review of Invisible: A Novel (Random Ho...

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