Happy New Year! Happy 2021!!
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As I stood waiting for the year to turn, my eyes drifted along the titles that I had yet to read. And one of them caught my interest – She Lies Alone – a murder mystery.
A new English teacher, Elena, who pushed boundaries and rules, an old Chemistry teacher, Jane, who followed rules, became friends until Elena was found dead. A didn’t like her as appearances were contrary. But who hated her the most?
My first book by author Laura Wolfe, the first chapter was compelling. I was soon caught into the web that the author had laid out for me, completely embroiled in the inter-personal relationships of the teachers and students.
Set in a small town, with gossip and suspects aplenty, the writing had me twisted in knots, wondering who could have done the whack job. The pace was zip zap zoom. I could finish the book in a couple of hours. The best way to celebrate New Year’s Eve.
News spreads fast. Gossip spreads faster. Deadly secrets spread fastest of all.
Jane Bryson obeys the rules. A long-standing science teacher at Ravenswood High School, she lives a simple life with her husband Craig and Moose the black Labrador. When free-spirited new English teacher Elena Mayfield joins Ravenswood, Jane’s excited to have a friend who is ready to challenge authority, and Elena’s soon shaking things up.
When Elena starts a controversial club, Jane is ready to support her. When Elena begins an illicit romance with a colleague, Jane is there to help her shield her secret. When people begin asking questions about Elena, Jane backs her all the way.
But the morning after the annual fundraiser, Elena’s body is found crumpled on the soccer field.
It soon becomes clear that not everyone found Elena charming and funny. A thousand people were at the fundraiser: there’s a town full of suspects and a long list of motives. Who was angry with Elena? What had her curiosity and rule-breaking uncovered? Who wanted to shut her up?
Who has told lies they would kill to hide?
Publication Date: November 2020
I received an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher, and this is my journey down its pages, straight from the heart. STRICTLY HONEST and UNBIASED.
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