The Mortician's Daughter by Elizabeth Bloom

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Ginny Lavoie has just been suspended from the NYPD when she gets a late-night phone call and hears two awful words: "Danny's dead." That message-a plea from her childhood best friend to solve the brutal murder of her teenage son-brings Ginny back to the scruffy, gray New England mill town she left many years ago. Now trying to uncover the secrets and lies hidden by an insular community, she confronts suspects ranging from a homeless Vietnam vet to Manhattan hipsters to Danny's own stepfather...and runs into childhood ghosts and new demons every step of the way. After the town's first murder in recent memory gives way to a second, then a third, Ginny must race to find the killer's identity-before she becomes victim number four.

About Elizabeth Bloom

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Elizabeth Bloom is the author of the highly praised See Isabelle Run, and a journalist, playwright, and film critic who has worked for a variety of publications. An associate editor at the Cornell University alumni magazine, she lives in Ithaca, New York, with her dogs, Nancy Drew and Mr. Jane Austen.
Published August 22, 2006 by Mysterious Press. 320 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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With moments of humour even at the blackest times, as well as action, sex and good dialogue, THE MORTICIAN'S DAUGHTER is a good read and will no doubt be another success for Elizabeth Bloom, following her debut novel, SEE ISABELLE RUN.

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