Living Dead Girl by Tod Goldberg

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After his estranged wife disappears, a husband returns to the remote lake house where their young daughter died, and he soon loses his grip on reality.
Paul Luden has been haunted by a memory he can't recall. Whatever happened to his marriage, to his two-year-old daughter, is too traumatic to remember, so his unconscious has chosen to block out key details. But when he receives a phone call from the small lake town where they'd lived, telling him that no one had seen or heard from his wife in ten days, he knows what he has to do.
He and his nineteen-year-old girlfriend drive from L.A. to Washington State where he's forced to confront his past. And as he pieces together his buried memories, Paul unravels mentally, falls into self-destructive trances and ultimately discovers the truth about his wife.

About Tod Goldberg

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Tod Goldberg is the author of the popular Burn Notice books, based on the TV series on the USA network. Living Dead Girl was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing and Literature from Bennington College and lives in La Quinta, CA, where he directs the Low Residency MFA program in Creative Writing & Writing for the Performing Arts at the University of California.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Published October 16, 2012 by Soho Crime. 193 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Goldberg rises above the sleazy glamour of his well-received debut (Fake Liar Cheat, 2000) and takes a far deeper cut into his material.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Living Dead Girl

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Goldberg's second novel (after 2000's Fake Liar Cheat) comes within a spit-and-a-holler of success but, alas, it's short on spit and overlong on holle

Feb 25 2002 | Read Full Review of Living Dead Girl

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