Origin: A Novel
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“Finally, a novel of literary suspense that gets almost everything right—forensically and psychologically.”—Sarah Weinman, Baltimore Sun
In this "mystery of cold beauty and dark isolation, written with crystalline precision" (Miami Herald), a series of crib deaths in Syracuse, New York, draws the attention of police and national media. Is a serial infant murderer at large?A "haunting story, icy cold in its upstate New York setting but glowing with the unusual brightness of its heroine" (Eugene Weekly), Origin stars a solitary fingerprint examiner who finds herself playing a critical role in the case. Diana Abu-Jaber, a "gifted and graceful writer" (Chicago Tribune), masterfully "transcends formula" (Kirkus Reviews) as "the tension of Origin escalates, shaped as much by beautifully nuanced prose as menacing events" (New York Daily News). Reading group guide included.
From Publishers Weekly
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I personally really enjoyed this book. Diana did a wonderful job with setting and developing characters. The main character, Lena Dawson is a fingerprint examiner, which gives the reader a different perspective, than typical sorties. This made the book a lot more interesting. Totally recommended to anyone who enjoys dark, mysterious stories. This is surely a tale that I will not forget.
- Category: Women Sleuths
- Published: May 17, 2008
- Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
- Seller: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
- Print Length: 384 Pages
- Language: English