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Publisher's Summary

Laura Lippman meets Megan Abbott in this suspenseful literary debut about three generations of neighbors whose lives intersect in the aftermath of a crime.
Bernard White is a curmudgeonly widower who has lived in Seven Springs, Florida for decades and has kept to himself since his wife passed. When his neighbor is murdered, he emerges from his solitude to reconnect with his fellow octogenarians. These connections become a literal lifeline as a second, and then a third, elderly woman is murdered, and "the originals", as they call themselves, realize that they are being targeted.
Amy Unger is an artist and cancer survivor whose emotional recovery has not been as successful as her physical one. After the woman next door is murdered, she begins to paint imagined scenes from the murder in an effort to cope with her own loss. But when her paintings prove to be too realistic, her neighbors grow suspicious, and she soon finds herself in the crosshairs of the police.
And then there's Maddie Lowe, a teenage waitress whose mother recently abandoned the family. As Maddie struggles to keep her family together and maintain the appearance of normal teenage life, she finds herself drawn to the man the police say is the killer.
As they navigate their increasingly dangerous and tumultuous worlds, Bernard, Amy, and Maddie begin to uncover the connections between them, and the past and present, in a novel that ultimately proves the power of tragedy to spark renewal.
©2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc. (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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3 out of 5 stars
By John on 05-23-18

Awful ending

I actually said out loud. What that’s it, really?
The main characters were interesting but it really could have had a better end I feel like there should have been 2-3 more chapters

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3 out of 5 stars
By RueRue on 05-11-18

A very slow starter

This book has many positive reviews, which are a great mystery to me (much more of a mystery than anything in the story itself, although the discription makes it sound like one ). I was close to giving up on it, but I hate to leave a story unfinished ( unless it's truely abysmal or completely boring ). The excellent narrators kept me interested, but I can't say that this is all the compelling. The characters are all a bit ( or a lot ) dysfunctional, and it makes for a depressing listen.

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