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THE NIGHT FOLLOWING
by Morag Joss

Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Suspense

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The worlds of two long-married women and the husband of one of them collide in a hit-and-run accident in this moody, atmospheric and emotional story. What makes it so fascinating is the narrative structure, which allows all three to tell in varying ways their part of the story. At times readers can feel off balance as intimate details of the killer's life are revealed, yet she remains anonymous; we never even learn her first name. It all makes for a compelling journey.

The day her marriage came
to an end seemed no different than any other. But that's the day she inadvertently and irrevocably ends Ruth Mitchell's marriage and her life in a hit-and-run accident. While hiding, she learns more about Ruth and her husband, Arthur, who is so grief stricken, she feels compelled to help him in both an overt and covert manner. Only by entering Ruth's life and learning her story is she finally able to bring her own story out of the darkness and into the light. (DELACORTE, Mar., 368 pp., $22.00)

Reviewed By: Sandra Garcia-Myers

Publisher: Delacorte

Published: March 2008

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