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Christmas presents : a novella / Lisa Unger.

Unger, Lisa, 1970- (author.).


Against all odds, indie bookshop owner Madeline Martin has built a pleasant life for herself, overcoming a traumatic childhood and the daily struggle of caring for an elderly and infirm father. But in the days leading up to Christmas, Madeline's tenuous grasp on happiness is tested by the arrival of celebrity true crime podcaster Harley Granger, a man whose prodding questions about her most painful memories threated to bring them back to the surface. Madeline is the only surviving victim of Evan Handy, the serial killer convicted for the murder of her best friend and suspected in several other disappearances. Since Handy went to jail, three more young women have gone missing, suggesting either that there is a copycat at work or that the authorities locked up the wrong man. As the holiday approaches and a blizzard bears down, Madeline and her childhood friend Badger must confront a deadly possibility; in the process; they'll discover a truth more terrible and much closer to home than they ever imagined. -- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781613164518
  • ISBN: 1613164513
  • Physical Description: 268 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First Mysterious Press edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Mysterious Press, an imprint of Penzler Publishers, [2023]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes an excerpt for The New Couple in 5B (pages 265-267).
Subject: Celebrities > Fiction.
Podcasters > Fiction.
Women booksellers > Fiction.
Bookstore owners > Fiction.
Fathers > Fiction.
Older men > Fiction.
Psychic trauma > Fiction.
Victims of violent crimes > Fiction.
Serial murderers > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Missing persons > Fiction.
Blizzards > Fiction.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Christmas fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Psychological fiction.

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  • 4 of 4 copies available at Scenic Regional.


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