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The Woman in the Library: A Novel (2022 original; edició 2022)

de Sulari Gentill (Autor)

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"The beautifully ornate reading room at the Boston Public Library is completely silent one weekday morning, until a woman's terrified scream echoes through the room. Security guards immediately appear and instruct everyone inside to stay put until they determine there is no threat. While they wait for the all-clear, four strangers who had been sitting in the reading room get to chatting and quickly become friendly. Harriet, Marigold, Whit, and Caine each have their own reasons for being in the reading room that morning--and it just happens that one of them may turn out to be a murderer. For readers of Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore, with shades of The Secret History, THE WOMAN IN THE LIBRARY is an unexpectedly twisty literary adventure that examines the complicated nature of friendship and shows us that words can be the most dangerous weapons of all"--… (més)
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Títol:The Woman in the Library: A Novel
Autors:Sulari Gentill (Autor)
Informació:Poisoned Pen Press (2022), 288 pages
Col·leccions:Llegit, però no el tinc
Valoració:****
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A mystery -- someone was killed in the Boston Public Library...
  OsbornBooks | Feb 26, 2024 |
A very unique and fun mystery! I’m a big fan of the whole “locked room mystery in reverse” setup, and that coupled with the letters mixed in made such an intriguing dual plot. The final third sort of dragged a bit, and I couldn’t help but wish for a dash more creativity at the ending, but the whole thing had me making guesses and frantically trying to unravel the puzzle and that made for a fun time! ( )
  deborahee | Feb 23, 2024 |
A very imaginative plot with a lot of misdirection and a complex conclusion is highlighted by some wonderful characters and fast-paced writing. Gentill has created a story within a story through a set f fictitius emails about the story that her secondary main character is writing. Hannah Tigone is writing a mystery novel abut Winifred "Freddie" Kincaid, Cain McLeod, Marigold Anastas, and Whit Metters who form a bond after they hear a scream in the library and subsequently discover that a woman named Caroline Palfrey has been murdered. Though apparently strangers they form a friendship that is challenged by the investigation into the library murder and subsequent violent events. As Hannah writes each chapter, in Australia, it is being read and commented on by Leo Johnson, her correspondent in America. They are separated not only by distance but by the Covid virus. But all is not as it seems, either with the four from the library or with Hannah and Leo. Masterfully plotted out and skillfully written, it misdirects and misleads up to the final reveal. ( )
  Al-G | Feb 19, 2024 |
A strange story within a story. Hard to tell what is real and fiction. An interesting way to write a novel.Kirkus: Feedback can be deadly.Sycophantic fan and aspiring writer Leo charms his way into a friendship with successful author Hannah Tigone through a series of flattering letters. In return, she shares a strange incident that happened in the Boston Public Library, where she?s working on her new novel, an episode that begins with a scream and ends with this provocative sentence: ?And so we go to the Map Room to found a friendship, and I have my first coffee with a killer.? This, it turns out, is actually the beginning of Hannah?s new novel, sent in morsels to Leo, who faithfully offers thoughts and encouragement after every chapter. Gentill mines similar metafictional territory as in After She Wrote Him (2020), teasing readers with the challenge of deducing which of two narrative threads presents the author and which his or her story. As the mystery unfolds, the book expands into psychological thriller territory, with Leo becoming increasingly unhinged and describing the world as a rage-filled dystopia. Winifred ?Freddie? Kincaid, Hannah's mystery-writer protagonist, is as curious and resourceful as Miss Marple, and Hannah?s buoyant whodunit provides a bracing contrast to Leo?s dark world. Based on their appearances and their behavior in the library, Hannah gives her suspects names like Heroic Chin, Handsome Man, and Freud Girl. Lines blur. Freddie is so caught up in the twists and turns of the puzzle that she feels unable to write. Does Hannah have the same problem? Can Leo help her, does he genuinely want to, and where does he fit into the larger picture?A sharply drawn fictional hall of mirrors sure to tantalize and occasionally frustrate.
  bentstoker | Jan 26, 2024 |
An entertaining romp of a whodunit beginning in the central Boston Public Library, spiraling across the city. Four unlikely friends brought together by a scream. Boston donut culture. Some surface-level racial commentary. Gentill gives us a fast-paced (but not breakneck) four-person mystery couched in an equally exciting frame (is the author in danger? Is her story bleeding into her life?) - I give it a very enjoyable 3.5 stars, rounded up to 4. ( )
  Elianaclaire | Jan 3, 2024 |
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"The beautifully ornate reading room at the Boston Public Library is completely silent one weekday morning, until a woman's terrified scream echoes through the room. Security guards immediately appear and instruct everyone inside to stay put until they determine there is no threat. While they wait for the all-clear, four strangers who had been sitting in the reading room get to chatting and quickly become friendly. Harriet, Marigold, Whit, and Caine each have their own reasons for being in the reading room that morning--and it just happens that one of them may turn out to be a murderer. For readers of Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore, with shades of The Secret History, THE WOMAN IN THE LIBRARY is an unexpectedly twisty literary adventure that examines the complicated nature of friendship and shows us that words can be the most dangerous weapons of all"--

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