Love Lies Bleeding

Love Lies Bleeding : A Novel

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In the vein of Jennifer McMahon's Promise Not to Tell and The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold comes Love Lies Bleeding, a haunting story about the lengths to which people will go to keep their pasts buried. Jess McConkey (aka award-winning author Shirley Damsgaard) enthralls with her ingenious blending of family drama and gripping mystery. Suspenseful and absolutely chilling, Love Lies Bleeding grabs hold of the reader from page one, as a young woman whose golden life is shattered by unexpected violence is sent to a small, secluded lake town in Northern Minnesota to recover--and soon suspects the town's eccentric residents are hiding more than one truly frightening secret.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 323 pages
  • 132.08 x 200.66 x 20.32mm | 249.47g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0061999687
  • 9780061999680
  • 1,518,896

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A riveting ride that will start your blood racing from the first line and keep you guessing until the last. --Kris Neri, author of " Revenge for Old Time's Sake""
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To what lengths would you go to keep a past buried?

Samantha Moore is the golden girl--with a perfect job, a perfect man, a perfect life--until a random act of violence changes everything. Unconscious for two months, Sam awakens from her coma a different person--bitter, in constant pain, and forced to endure medications that leave her nauseous, paranoid, and struggling to keep a grip on reality.

Furious with her family for sending her away to a small, remote town to recuperate--placed completely under a physical therapist's care and robbed of what little freedom she has left--Sam lashes out at the "nice people" all around her who claim to have only her best interests in mind. But are her violent outbursts the by-product of her condition . . . or something else entirely? Strange things are happening here--and either Samantha Moore is losing her mind or her friendly new neighbors are far more dangerous than they appear to be. . . .
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318 ratings
3.12 out of 5 stars
5 8% (27)
4 28% (88)
3 38% (121)
2 19% (61)
1 7% (21)
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