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The Girl Before

(2016)
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In this powerful psychological suspense debut, when a woman's life is shattered, she is faced with a devastating question: What if everything she thought was normal and good and true...wasn't?

Clara Lawson is torn from her life in an instant. Without warning, her home is invaded by armed men, and she finds herself separated from her beloved husband and daughters. The last thing her husband yells to her is to say nothing.

In chapters that alternate between past and present, the novel slowly unpeels the layers of Clara's fractured life. We see her growing up, raised with her sisters by the stern Mama and Papa G, becoming a poised and educated young woman, falling desperately in love with the forbidden son of her adoptive parents. We see her now, sequestered in an institution, questioned by men and women who call her a different name - Dianaand who accuse her husband of unspeakable crimes. As recollections of her past collide with new revelations, Clara must question everything she thought she knew, to come to terms with the truth of her history and to summon the strength to navigate her future.

Genre: Mystery

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August 2016 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Girl Before (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Rena Olsen
ISBN: 0-606-38855-9 / 978-0-606-38855-9 (USA edition)
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August 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Girl Before
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ISBN: 1-101-98235-7 / 978-1-101-98235-8 (USA edition)
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Title: The Girl Before
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August 2016 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Girl Before
Author(s): Rena Olsen
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