Web of Angels by Lilian Nattel

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One scene in particular, where a victimized young teenager is interviewed by the police, is first rate and goes by almost too quickly. If only Web of Angels were as sure-footed and engaging throughout.
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Just as Jodi Picoult tackles controversial contemporary issues in her compelling domestic dramas, in Web of Angels bestselling novelist Lilian Nattel explores the vivid reality of what used to be called multiple personality disorder. A Vintage Canada trade paperback original.
 
On the surface of things, Sharon Lewis is a lot like any other happily married mother of 3: she is the beating heart of a house full of kids, cooking and chaos, the one who always knows the after-school practice schedule, where her husband put the car keys and who needs a little extra TLC. Her kids and husband think she's a little spooky, actually, the way she can anticipate the tensions of any situation--and maybe they love her all the more for the extra care she gives them.
 
Life is definitely good until the morning Heather Edwards, a pregnant teenaged friend of the family, kills herself. The reverberations of that act, and the ugly secrets that sparked it, prove deeply unsettling to the whole family, and stir up Sharon's own troubling secret: she has DID, or dissociative identity disorder. And the multiples inside the woman the world knows as Sharon seem to know what happened to Heather, and what may be happening to Heather's surviving sister. Will Sharon's need to protect the innocent cause her to finally come clean about her true nature with her family and friends, and not just in the anonymous chat rooms on the web where she's connected to others like herself? Will a woman with DID be able to persuade her quiet and respectable community that evil things can happen even in the nicest homes?
 

About Lilian Nattel

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LILIAN NATTEL was born in Montreal and now lives in Toronto with her husband and 2 daughters. She is the author of The River Midnight and The Singing Fire.
 
Published February 28, 2012 by Knopf Canada. 368 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Emily M. Keeler on Mar 09 2012

...where a victimized young teenager is interviewed by the police, is first rate and goes by almost too quickly. If only Web of Angels were as sure-footed and engaging throughout.

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Reviewed by Emily M. Keeler on Mar 09 2012

One scene in particular, where a victimized young teenager is interviewed by the police, is first rate and goes by almost too quickly. If only Web of Angels were as sure-footed and engaging throughout.

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