On Sale: July 24, 2018
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Mystery Historical | Suspense
A community comes together when threatened by someone
with a thirst for revenge in this stunningly intricate,
tautly plotted novel of rich psychological suspense from the
New York Times bestselling author of the Mary Russell
Career Day at Guadalupe Middle School: A day given to
innocent hopes and youthful dreams. A day no one in
attendance will ever forget.
A year ago, Principal Linda McDonald arrived at Guadalupe
determined to overturn the school’s reputation for truancy,
gang violence, and neglect. One of her initiatives is Career
Day—bringing together children, teachers, and community
presenters in a celebration of the future. But there are
some in attendance who reject McDonald’s bright vision.
A principal with a secret. A husband with a murky past. A
cop with too many questions. A kid under pressure to prove
himself. A girl struggling to escape a mother’s history. A
young basketball player with an affection for guns.
Even the school janitor has a story he dare not reveal.
But no one at the gathering anticipates the shocking turn of
events that will transform a day of possibilities into an
Tense, poignant, and brilliantly paced, Laurie R. King’s
novel charts compelling characters on a collision course—a
chain of interactions that locks together hidden lives,
troubling secrets, and the bravest impulses of the human heart.
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