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The Chrysalis

(2016)
A novel by

 
 
'Reminiscent in many ways of Anne Tyler, Deveney grabs you at page one, and then slowly, resolutely, tightens her grip' Scotsman
'Deveney keeps us intrigued at every stage' Glasgow Herald
'I was driven to the ending . . . very good indeed' Melvyn Bragg on Ties that Bind

Everything can be changed. Except the past.
Marianne might be losing her memory, but she remembers the night, almost five decades ago, when Patrice Moreau was knifed to death.
She knows who murdered him, too, in the hidden room in the flat above the bar. And unbeknownst to her carers at the nursing home, the frail, sharp-tongued old lady once traded the truth for love.
Only one person gets on with the irascible Marianne. And that's Zac, a troubled young carer with a secret of his own. However closely he guards the truth, though, Marianne's guesses come dangerously near. After all, she knew a man like Zac before. She helped him disappear.
She helped him become a woman.
Haunted by the events that fatal night in an idyllic French town, the dying Marianne makes a last trip there. She takes Zac with her, convinced that the hidden world of Bar Patrice can set him free, too. Before that can happen, though, everyone must confront one last, painful truth.

    

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Paperback Editions

November 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Chrysalis
Author(s): Catherine Deveney
ISBN: 1-910400-44-0 / 978-1-910400-44-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Old Street Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

July 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Chrysalis
Author(s): Catherine Deveney
Publisher: Old Street Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA