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Call Me Elizabeth Lark

(2021)
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Your daughter went missing twenty years ago. Now, she's finally back. You thought she had returned a few times in the past, and your husband tells you she's not the one, but you feel it in your bones.

Now, what will you do to keep her home?


Twenty years ago, Myra Barkley's daughter disappeared from the rocky beach across from the family inn, off the Oregon coast. Ever since, Myra has waited at the front desk for her child to come home. One rainy afternoon, the miracle happens--her missing daughter, now twenty-eight years old with a child of her own, walks in the door.

Elizabeth Lark is on the run with her son. She's just killed her abusive husband and needs a place to hide. Against her better judgment, she heads to her hometown and stops at the Barkley Inn. When the innkeeper insists that Elizabeth is her long lost daughter, the opportunity for a new life, and more importantly, the safety of her child, is too much for Elizabeth to pass up. But she knows that she isn't the Barkleys's daughter, and the more deeply intertwined she becomes with the family, the harder it becomes to confess the truth.

Except the Barkley girl didn't just disappear on her own. As the news spreads across the small town that the Barkley girl has returned, Elizabeth suddenly comes into the limelight in a dangerous way, and the culprit behind the disappearance those twenty years ago is back to finish the job.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"A web of deception entangles a mother’s grief, a sister’s guilt, and a woman’s desperation in this twisty thriller. Full of surprises, Call Me Elizabeth Lark will keep you guessing until the very end!" - Kathleen Barber

"A long-ago vanished child, a still grieving mother, a woman on the run with her young son, and a truckload of family secrets…these are the ingredients for Colasanti’s Call Me Elizabeth Lark. Say goodbye to sleep and read it like I did, under the covers and straight through. A disturbing thrill ride crackling with tension." - Kimberly Belle

"Lyrical and riveting, Call Me Elizabeth Lark contains layers of mysteries that will surprise and thrill its readers. With heart-pounding twists, decades-old secrets, and complex characters knotted together by guilt and betrayal, this book is a stunning page-turner. I devoured it in a single day." - Megan Collins

"A family torn apart by grief, the appearance of a stranger with shocking claims, secrets that won’t stay hidden—Call Me Elizabeth Lark by Melissa Colasanti will take you on a dark, twisty journey. With a bone-chilling premise and heart-stopping revelations, Colasanti has penned a haunting psychological thriller that will linger with you long after the final page is turned." - Heather Gudenkauf

"Close and atmospheric, Call Me Elizabeth Lark is thick with family secrets. The finely wrought narrative unravels fast and twisty to its shocking final twist. A voicey, character-driven thriller that examines the ties that bind. I found myself tearing through the last half, dying to know how this was going to end." - Wendy Heard

"Call Me Elizabeth Lark is everything I love about thrillers: strong voice, complex characters with lots of family secrets, and so many twists I couldn’t put the book down. Don’t miss this fascinating and expertly told thriller exploring the truth and lies among mothers, sisters and wives." - Vanessa Lillie


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June 2021 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Call Me Elizabeth Lark
Author(s): Melissa Colasanti
ISBN: 1-64358-935-0 / 978-1-64358-935-0 (USA edition)
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March 2021 : USA Hardback
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Title: Call Me Elizabeth Lark: A Novel
Author(s): Melissa Colasanti
ISBN: 1-64385-682-0 / 978-1-64385-682-7 (USA edition)
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March 2021 : USA Audio CD
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March 2021 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Call Me Elizabeth Lark
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Title: Call Me Elizabeth Lark
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March 2021 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Call Me Elizabeth Lark: A Novel
Author(s): Melissa Colasanti
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
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