Just what kind of mother are you?: A Novel
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Lisa Kallisto--overwhelmed working mother--is the not-so-perfect model of the modern woman. She holds down a busy job running an animal shelter, she cares for three demanding children, and she worries that her marriage isn't getting enough attention. During an impossibly hectic week, Lisa takes her eye off the ball for a moment and her world descends into a living nightmare. Not only is her best friend's thirteen-year-old daughter missing, but it's Lisa's fault. To make matters worse, Lucinda is the second teenage girl to disappear within the past two weeks. The first one turned up stripped bare and abandoned on the main street after a horrible ordeal. Wracked with guilt over her mistake, and after having been publicly blamed by Lucinda's family, Lisa sets out to right the wrong. As she begins digging under the surface, Lisa learns that everything is not quite what it first appears to be. In Paula Daly's heart-stopping debut novel, motherhood, marriage, and friendship are tested when a string of abductions tear through a small-town community. Gripping and fast-paced, Just What Kind of Mother Are You? introduces an outstanding new thriller writer with a terrifying imagination for the horrors that lurk in everyday lives.
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|Grouping Title||just what kind of mother are you|
|Grouping Author||daly paula|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-10-16 18:59:04PM|
|Last Indexed||2019-10-16 19:02:05PM|
Annex - Adult Fiction
Main Library - Adult Fiction
|display_description||Lisa Kallisto is one of those overworked, overscheduled mothers who never secure enough sleep at night. After getting her three kids off to school, working all day as the manager of a charitable animal shelter and taking care of her household, she's lucky to get a few minutes to herself. So when her daughter's friend Lucinda turns up missing after she was supposed to spend the night at Lisa's home, Lisa is full of blame and self-loathing. And she's not the only one who finds herself at fault: Most of Lucinda's family, the police and even her own husband, Joe, think Lisa should have paid more attention to what the two young teens were doing. Now, it looks like the kidnapper, who has already abducted one other girl, is at it again, and Lisa is trying to put the pieces together. So is Joanne Aspinall, an investigator with the local police in the small English town where both Lisa's and Lucinda's families live, and Joanne's finding that things are growing more and more curious as the pieces to the puzzle refuse to fit together.|
|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
Guilt -- Fiction
Kidnapping -- Fiction
Mothers -- Fiction
Teenagers -- Fiction
|title_display||Just what kind of mother are you?|
Just What Kind of Mother Are You?
Just What Kind of Mother Are You? A Novel
Just what kind of mother are you? Daly, Paula.
|title_short||Just what kind of mother are you?|