The Last Act of Hattie Hoffman

Author:   Mindy Mejia
Publisher:   Quercus Publishing
ISBN:  

9781784295936


Pages:   352
Publication Date:   05 January 2017
Format:   Paperback
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The Last Act of Hattie Hoffman


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Seventeen-year-old Hattie Hoffman is a talented actress, loved by everyone in her Minnesotan hometown. When she's found stabbed to death on the opening night of her school play, the tragedy rips through the fabric of the community. Local sheriff Del Goodman, a close friend of Hattie's dad, vows to find her killer, but the investigation yields more secrets than answers: it turns out Hattie played as many parts offstage as on. Told from three perspectives, Del's, Hattie's high school English teacher and Hattie herself, THE LAST ACT OF HATTIE HOFFMAN tells the story of the real Hattie, and what happened that final year of school when she dreamed of leaving her small town behind . . . Wonderfully evocative of its Midwestern setting and with a cast of unforgettable characters, this is a book about manipulation of relationships and identity; about the line between innocence and culpability; about the hope love offers and the tragedies that occur when it spins out of control.

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Author:   Mindy Mejia
Publisher:   Quercus Publishing
Imprint:   Quercus Publishing
Dimensions:   Width: 15.30cm , Height: 2.70cm , Length: 23.60cm
Weight:   0.456kg
ISBN:  

9781784295936


ISBN 10:   1784295930
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   05 January 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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An exquisitely written look at the claustrophobic nature of small town life, Mindy Mejia has created an atmospheric psychological thriller, with a central character who will live on in your thoughts after the last page is turned -- Sinead Crowley, author of Can Anybody Help Me? and Are You Watching Me? Mindy Mejia peels away the layers of a small-town crime of passion to leave your heart aching. Sheriff Del Goodman brings a war-weary humanity to a murder investigation that confronts youthful arrogance and presumption, a fear of settling for too little and the tragic force of love. A brilliant crime thriller -- Isabelle Grey, author of Out of Sight, The Bad Mother and Shot Through the Heart


An exquisitely written look at the claustrophobic nature of small town life, Mindy Mejia has created an atmospheric psychological thriller, with a central character who will live on in your thoughts after the last page is turned -- Sinead Crowley, author of Can Anybody Help Me? and Are You Watching Me?


Outstanding ... quietly breathtaking NZ Herald An utterly absorbing and original novel that explores the secrets and lies at the center of a small town in Minnesota.Mindy Mejia is an exciting new voice on the crime scene. Elly Griffiths An exquisitely written look at the claustrophobic nature of small town life, Mindy Mejia has created an atmospheric psychological thriller, with a central character who will live on in your thoughts after the last page is turned -- Sinead Crowley, author of Can Anybody Help Me? and Are You Watching Me? Mindy Mejia peels away the layers of a small-town crime of passion to leave your heart aching. Sheriff Del Goodman brings a war-weary humanity to a murder investigation that confronts youthful arrogance and presumption, a fear of settling for too little and the tragic force of love. A brilliant crime thriller -- Isabelle Grey, author of Out of Sight, The Bad Mother and Shot Through the Heart


Mindy Mejia peels away the layers of a small-town crime of passion to leave your heart aching. Sheriff Del Goodman brings a war-weary humanity to a murder investigation that confronts youthful arrogance and presumption, a fear of settling for too little and the tragic force of love. A brilliant crime thriller -- Isabelle Grey, author of Out of Sight, The Bad Mother and Shot Through the Heart An exquisitely written look at the claustrophobic nature of small town life, Mindy Mejia has created an atmospheric psychological thriller, with a central character who will live on in your thoughts after the last page is turned -- Sinead Crowley, author of Can Anybody Help Me? and Are You Watching Me? An utterly absorbing and original novel that explores the secrets and lies at the center of a small town in Minnesota.Mindy Mejia is an exciting new voice on the crime scene. * Elly Griffiths * Beautifully told, it is Mejia's first book to be published in Britain and announces her as a future star in crime writing * Daily Mail * Exploits conventional ideas about female manipulation, only to challenge them . . . a haunting piece of fiction, full of characters whose self-obsession leads directly to tragedy * Sunday Times Crime Book of the Month * Outstanding . . . quietly breathtaking * NZ Herald *


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Mindy Mejia received her MFA from Hamline University and published her first novel, The Dragon Keepers, with Ashland Creek Press. She lives and writes in Minnesota. The Last Act of Hattie Hoffman is her first book to be published in the UK. For more details, visit www.mindymejia.com.

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