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Chosen

(2010)
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The rise of a religious cult intertwines with the secret history of a family in this tale from a master of suspense at the top of her game

The last time Dodie sees her mother alive, Stella is unusually busy, tattily splendid in an old red velvet dress. Soon after, Dodie's brother Seth goes missing: the only trace of him is through postcards signed "Yours in the Lord" addressed from the Soul Life Centre, New York state. When Stella hangs herself, Dodie must leave her baby Jake at home and cross the Atlantic to bring Seth beck from the mysterious Soul Life Centre. But when she arrives, Seth is always one day away from seeing her. She becomes drawn, not always willingly, into the Brothers and Sisters' communal living, meditation, fasting, and chanting - until baby Jake unexpectedly arrives at Soul Life and events take a shocking turn for Dodie. In a parallel narrative, Stella's sister Melanie tells the story of their teenage years in the 1970s and their shared affair with Bogart, a messianic hippy with shrewd ambition. These two compelling stories collide in a series of shocking revelations and an exhilarating conclusion.

Genre: Thriller

Praise for this book

"A stunning take on religious cults with a great psychological thriller." - Sophie Hannah


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Paperback Editions

June 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Chosen
Author(s): Lesley Glaister
ISBN: 1-906994-20-X / 978-1-906994-20-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tindal Street
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May 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Chosen
Author(s): Lesley Glaister
ISBN: 1-906994-05-6 / 978-1-906994-05-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: TINDAL STREET PRESS
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

September 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Chosen
Author(s): Lesley Glaister
ISBN: 1-5318-6921-1 / 978-1-5318-6921-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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March 2011 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Chosen
Author(s): Lesley Glaister
Publisher: Audible Studios
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March 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Chosen
Author(s): Lesley Glaister
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


March 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Chosen
Author(s): Lesley Glaister
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

June 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Chosen
Author(s): Lesley Glaister
Publisher: Tindal Street
Availability: Amazon UK