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The Other Side of Everything

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
Laura Lippman meets Megan Abbott in this suspenseful mystery debut set in the aftermath of a violent crime - for "fans of crime fiction wanting literary flair and emotional depth" (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

After her elderly neighbor is murdered, Amy Unger, a fledgling artist and cancer survivor, takes to the canvas in an effort to make sense of her neighbor's death. Painting helps Amy recover from the devastating illness that ended her marriage and left her life in ruin. But when her paintings prove to be too realistic, her neighbors grow suspicious, and the murderer, still lurking, finds his way to her door.

Bernard White, a widower who has isolated himself for years after a family scandal, can't stop thinking about the murder of an old friend - and what it means for his fellow octogenarians as the death toll rises. He convinces the neighborhood's geriatric residents to band together to protect one another. But the Originals, as they are known, can't live together forever. As it is, Bernard is pressing his luck with the woman he's moved in with.

Maddie Lowe is a teenager trying to balance her waitressing job and keeping her family intact after the disappearance of her mother, even as their neighborhood becomes more dangerous by the second. She has information crucial to solving the crime. But she doesn't realize it - until it's almost too late.

Their paths converge around the killer terrorizing their neighborhood and they are all faced with a life - or death - decision...

A gripping page-turner that explores the strange connections between strangers, the past and the present, and the power of tragedy to spark renewal, The Other Side of Everything marks the exciting debut of a vibrant and riveting new voice.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Someone is killing the widows in Seven Springs, Florida. And there are plenty of suspects. The Other Side of Everything is a dazzling, and often unsettling, debut novel full of honesty, charm, and insight, and it is much more than a murder mystery. It will remind you of just why you started reading stories in the first place--to be transported to a world more vivid and compelling than the one you're living in. Lauren Doyle Owens has an expansive heart, a keen eye, and a lyrical voice. This sorry of loneliness, loss, compassion, and renewal will carry you away." - John Dufresne

"Lauren Doyle Owen's illuminating novel shows us the power of community to both bind and separate. Its multi-generational characters shift between internal demons and a real-world killer, looking for connection. The beauty of the story lies in its ability to find hope in tragedy. A wonderful read!" - Janis Cooke Newman

"The Other Side of Everything is a riveting murder mystery that also, amid all the fabulous mayhem, offers a tender, empathetic exploration of what it's like to stand at life's two great precipices: adolescence and old age. You won't be able to put it down, and after you turn the last page you won't forget its characters, young and old, who struggle to find the seeds of renewal in the shadow of tragedy. This is a fantastic debut." - Heather Young


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