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Alice's Island: A Novel

Alice's Island: A Novel

A happily married woman's perfect life shatters when her husband turns up dead hundreds of miles away from where he should have been, and she suddenly discovers that there was a part of him she knew nothing about. Alice Dupont's perfect marriage was a perfect lie. When her husban... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781501171956
Barcode 9781501171956
Published 1 May 2019 by Simon & Schuster
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Arevalo, Daniel Sanchez
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ISBN-13 9781501171956
ISBN-10 150117195X
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Imprint Emily Bestler Books
Publication Date 1 May 2019
International Publication Date 16 April 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Arevalo, Daniel Sanchez
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 28mm
Weight 553g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Psychological fiction, Widows, Family secrets, Islands - Massachusetts, Thrillers (Fiction)
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 863.7
Catalogue Code 965358

Description of this Book

A happily married woman's perfect life shatters when her husband turns up dead hundreds of miles away from where he should have been, and she suddenly discovers that there was a part of him she knew nothing about. Alice Dupont's perfect marriage was a perfect lie. When her husband, Chris, dies in a car accident, far from where he should have been, Alice's life falls apart. After the police close the case, she is left with more questions than answers. While learning to cope with her loss and her new identity as a single mother of two, Alice becomes obsessed with unraveling the mystery surrounding her husband's death and decides to start her own investigation. Retracing her husband's last known whereabouts, she soon discovers clues that lead her to a small island near Nantucket. As she insinuates herself into the lives of the island's inhabitants in an effort to discover what they knew about her husband, Alice finds herself increasingly involved in their private lives and comes to a disturbing realization: she has been transformed into a person she no longer recognizes. In seeking an answer to what her husband was doing before he died, Alice discovers not only a side of him she never knew, but sides of her own character she has never explored. Part mystery, part moving family drama, part psychological page-turner, Alice's Island is a novel whose vivid characters hold the reader rapt right up until the final page.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review As a fledgling spy, the desperate woman forgets most other cares-her new baby, among them-and readers will find themselves just as tightly wound up in the mystery. . . . An unexpected ending is a bonus in this gripping tale, Arevalo's English-language debut, as is a beautiful New England island that becomes the center of Alice's life and changes it utterly. Fans of Chris Bohjalian will find his family stories and chilly landscapes reflected here; those who are fond of Nancy Thayer's Nantucket-set works, but are ready for something a little darker, will be another audience. * Booklist *

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Author's Bio

Daniel Sanchez Arevalo is a writer, screenwriter, and film director. He began his career as a film director after completing a master's degree in film at Columbia University on a Fulbright scholarship. Alice's Island is his third novel, and the first to be published in English.

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