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Dead letters: A Novel

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A missing woman leads her twin sister on a twisted scavenger hunt in this clever debut novel with eccentric, dysfunctional characters who will keep you guessing until the end--for readers of Luckiest Girl Alive and The Wife Between Us. Ava has her reasons for running away to Paris. But when she receives the shocking news that her twin sister, Zelda, is dead, she is forced to return home to her family's failing vineyard in upstate New York. Knowing Zelda's penchant for tricks and deception, Ava is not surprised when she receives her twin's cryptic message from beyond the grave. Following her sister's trail of clues, Ava immerses herself in Zelda's drama and her outlandish circle of friends and lovers, and soon finds herself confronted with dark family legacies and twisted relationships. Is Zelda trying to punish Ava for leaving? Or is she simply trying to write her own ending? Caite Dolan-Leach's debut thriller is a literary scavenger hunt for secrets hidden everywhere from wine country to social media, and buried at the dysfunctional heart of one utterly unforgettable family. Praise for Dead Letters "Dolan-Leach writes like Paula Hawkins by way of Curtis Sittenfeld." --Amy Gentry, author of Good as Gone "A sharp, wrenching tale of the true love only twins know . . . Dolan-Leach nimbly entwines the clever mystery of Agatha Christie, the wit of Dorothy Parker, and the inebriated Gothic of Eugene O'Neill." --Kirkus Reviews "A smart, dazzling mystery . . . Dolan-Leach revels in toying with both Ava and her audience . . . and the result is captivating."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Draws you in like you are part of the story itself, living and breathing alongside the compelling characters as they uncover the dark secrets of their complicated family." --Wendy Walker, author of All Is Not Forgotten "Push-pull tension . . . This book is wine-soaked yet lucid, comforting and frightening, asking the big questions about intimacy and loyalty." --Caroline Kepnes, author of You
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Grouping Titledead letters
Grouping Authorcaite dolan leach
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Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2020-10-28 04:16:51AM
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display_description"Ava Antipova has her reasons for running away: a failing family vineyard, a romantic betrayal, a mercurial sister, an absent father, a mother slipping into dementia. In Paris, Ava renounces her terribly practical undergraduate degree, acquires a French boyfriend and a taste for much better wine, and erases her past. Two years later, she must return to upstate New York. Her twin sister, Zelda, is dead. Even in a family of alcoholics, Zelda Antipova was the wild one, notorious for her mind games and destructive behavior. Stuck tending the vineyard and the girls' increasingly unstable mother, Zelda was allegedly burned alive when she passed out in the barn with a lit cigarette. But Ava finds the official explanation a little too neat. A little too Zelda. Then she receives a cryptic message--from her sister..."--Book jacket.
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subject_facetContemporary Women -- FICTION
Detective and mystery fiction
Electronic books
Literary -- FICTION
Mystery fiction
Psychological fiction
Suspense -- Thrillers
Suspense fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
Twin sisters -- Fiction
title_displayDead letters : a novel
title_fullDead Letters A Novel
Dead Letters A Novel [eBook] Dolan-Leach, Caite.
Dead letters : a novel / Caite Dolan-Leach
title_shortDead letters
title_subA Novel
topic_facetContemporary Women
Mystery fiction
Twin sisters