Author: Laura McHugh
Title: Arrowood A Novel
Print Length: 288
Language: English, Francais, Italiano, Espanol, Deutsch
Format: PDF, ePub, mobi, azw, kf8, txt, ibook, Kindle
This robust, old-fashioned gothic mystery has everything youre looking for: a creepy old house, a tenant with a secret history, and even a few ghosts. Laura McHughs novel sits at the intersection of memory and history, astutely asking whether we carry the past or it carries us.Jodi PicoultA haunting novel from the author of The Weight of Blood about a young womans return to her childhood homeand her encounter with the memories and family secrets it holds Arrowood is the most ornate and grand of the historical houses that line the Mississippi River in southern Iowa. But the house has a mystery it has never revealed: Its where Arden Arrowoods younger twin sisters vanished on her watch twenty years agonever to be seen again. After the twins disappearance, Ardens parents divorced and the Arrowoods left the big house that had been in their family for generations. And Ardens own life has fallen apart: She cant finish her masters thesis, and a misguided love affair has ended badly. She has held on to the hope that her sisters are still alive, and it seems she cant move forward until she finds them. When her father dies and she inherits Arrowood, Arden returns to her childhood home determined to discover what really happened to her sisters that traumatic summer. Ardens return to the town of Keokukand the now infamous house that bears her nameis greeted with curiosity. But she is welcomed back by her old neighbor and first love, Ben Ferris, whose family, she slowly learns, knows more about the Arrowoods secrets and their small, closed community than she ever realized. With the help of a young amateur investigator, Arden tracks down the man who was the prime suspect in the kidnapping. But the house and the surrounding town hold their secrets closeand the truth, when Arden finds it, is more devastating than she ever could have imagined. Arrowood is a powerful and resonant novel that examines the ways in which our lives are shaped by memory. As with her award-winning debut novel, The Weight of Blood, Laura McHugh has written a thrilling novel in which nothing is as it seems, and in which our longing for the past can take hold of the present in insidious and haunting ways. Praise for ArrowoodSuperb and subtle psychological suspense, and a compelling mystery, too . . . I thought I knew who did it, but I was wrongfour times.Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Jack Reacher novels An eloquently eerie tale.Booklist Poignant . . . lyrical.Publishers Weekly (starred review)Praise for The Weight of Blood Laura McHughs atmospheric debut . . . conjures a menacingly beautiful Ozark setting and a nest of poisonous family secrets reminiscent of Daniel Woodrells Winters Bone.Vogue A tense, taut novel and a truly remarkable debut . . . a suspenseful thrill ride that satisfies in all the right ways.BookPage [An] expertly crafted thriller.Entertainment Weekly, The Must ListFrom the Hardcover edition.