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From the acclaimed author of The Evening Spider and The Broken Teaglass comes this psychological thriller about the murder of a psychologist in a quiet New England town and his former patient whose unreliable thread will keep readers guessing until the shocking end.I hear myself whispering. Not again. Not again. Why did I ever come back here? Surely because of you. Because I thought of something I'd always meant to tell you. Because you were the only one I ever really wanted to tell it to ... Therapist Dr. Mark Fabian is dead - bludgeoned in his office. But that doesn't stop former patient Nadine Raines from talking to him - in her head. Why did she come back to her hometown after so many years away? Everyone here thinks she's crazy. And she has to admit - they might have good reason to think so.



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Emily Arsenault

I haven't had a terribly interesting life, so I won't share too many details. But the highlights include:* When I was a preschooler and a kindergartner, I had a lazy eye and I was Connecticut's "Miss Prevent Blindness," appearing on pamphlets and television urging parents to get their kids' eyes checked. I wore an eye patch and clutched a blonde doll wearing a similar patch. I imagine it was all rather maudlin, but at the time I wouldn't have known that word. * I wrote my first novel when I was in fifth grade. It was over a hundred pages and took me the whole school year to write. (It was about five girls at a summer camp. I'd never been to a summer camp, but had always wanted to attend one. ) When I was all finished, I turned back to the first page, eager to read it all from the beginning. I was horrified at how bad it was. * At age thirteen, I got to go to a real sleepaway camp. It was nothing like the book I had written. * I studied philosophy in college. So did my husband. We met in a Hegel class, which is awfully romantic. * I worked as an editorial assistant at Merriam-Webster from 1998-2002, and got to help write definitions for their dictionaries. * My husband and I served in the Peace Corps together, working in rural South Africa. I miss Losasaneng, miss many of the people we met there, and dream about it often.* I am now working on my third novel. It is tentatively titled Just Someone I Used to Know, named after and old song Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton used to sing together.



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