The Answer to Your Question by Paulette Alden

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THE ANSWER TO YOUR QUESTION is the winner of The Kindle Book Review's 2013 Best Indie Book Award in the suspense category.

After raising her son, Ben, by herself, librarian Inga Daudelin is blindsided when he is accused of the murders of four young women. At the same time, Jean, a young, pregnant waif who seems both simple and wise, "imprints" on Inga at work, drawing her into an unusual friendship. When Ben kidnaps Jean, Inga and lead detective Ron O'Loughlin, with whom she is falling in love, search for the two, who along with Jean's baby, have formed a strange but human family.

"This wonderful novel is a success at every level--an engrossing thriller and a nuanced examination of love--written with artful directness. I loved every word and could not put it down." -- Scott Turow

About Paulette Alden

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Paulette Alden is the author of Feeding the Eagles, a collection of short stories (Graywolf Press), and Crossing the Moon, a memoir (Penguin). A former Stegner Fellow at Stanford, she has taught memoir and fiction writing at Stanford, the University of Minnesota, Carleton College, St. Olaf College, and the Key West Literary Seminar. Originally from South Carolina, Alden now lives in Minneapolis, where she blogs on books and writing and critiques literary manuscripts via her website,
Published January 10, 2013 by Radiator Press. 252 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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