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Hysteria

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
One of The Globe and Mail's "Favourite Books of the Year"

The closer she gets to the truth, the faster it slips away.

In the spring of 1945, fifteen year-old Heike circles in the mountains high above Switzerland. Pushed out the door by a worried mother, Heike and her little sister, Lena, have escaped Dresden only days ahead of the firebombs that will destroy that city, to cross a war-torn Germany on their own. But now, Lena is lost and Heike is alone, stalked by a feral dog.

Eleven years later, Heike's life looks very different: married to a prominent American psychiatrist, she's living in idyllic upstate New York, where she's free to wander the woods and care for her beloved four-year old son, Daniel. But despite the shiny veneer of this new life, Heike cannot shake the feeling that something is terribly wrong. On the sunniest day of the year, she's relaxing by a pond with Daniel when a strange little girl appears out of nowhere - then eerily disappears below the surface of the water. From that moment on, nothing is ever the same again. Is the girl a ghost, or an omen of bad things to come? The closer Heike gets to the truth, the faster it slips away.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Unpredictable, laced with evil and mystery...compelling from the first page to the last." - Lawrence Hill

"In Hysteria, Elisabeth de Mariaffi has crafted an epic and haunting story that manages to be both rich in character and setting and breakneck in pace. You will find yourself thinking about it long after you’ve turned the last pages." - Amy Stuart

"Hysteria is a creepy, at times terrifying, thrill ride—taut and smart, and totally unpredictable." - Zoe Whittall


Used availability for Elisabeth de Mariaffi's Hysteria

Paperback Editions

March 2019 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Hysteria: A Novel
Author(s): Elisabeth de Mariaffi
ISBN: 1-4434-5341-2 / 978-1-4434-5341-7 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


March 2018 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Hysteria: A Novel
Author(s): Elisabeth de Mariaffi
ISBN: 1-4434-5340-4 / 978-1-4434-5340-0 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

March 2018 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Hysteria: A Novel
Author(s): Elisabeth de Mariaffi
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Availability: Amazon CA